Best Copycat Mixed Drinks

Who doesn’t love going to a bar and enjoying some mixed drinks? Why not take that fun experience home, where you can enjoy these cocktails for less? Why not try these easy cocktail recipes at home?

Collage of four copycat mixed drinks.


Olive Garden Blue Amalfi
Make a refreshing Blue Amalfi drink like Olive Garden with this easy copycat recipe.
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Copycat Olive Garden Blue Amalfi drink on a coaster.
Ruby Tuesday’s Ruby Relaxer
This is made with peach snapps, coconut rum, vodka, pineapple juice, cranberry juice, and cherry syrup. This is a light and refreshing way to unwind.
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Ruby Relaxer cocktail and a fresh cranberry
White Russian
This creamy Kahlua White Russian is made with Kahlua, Vodka, and heavy cream. This has a rich and sweet coffee flavor.
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White Russian drink on a serving tray
Washington Apple
This drink is made from Crown Royal, Sour Apple Pucker, pineapple juice, and cranberry juice.
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Washington Apple Cocktail in a glass with a shaker behind it

Frozen Drinks

Frozen drinks are a distinct style of cocktails defined by their icy and slushy texture. These cocktails are typically made with a base spirit, such as rum or tequila, blended with ice, fruit juices, and sweeteners.

The result is a refreshing and smooth drink perfect for sipping on a hot summer day. Frozen drinks are often served in large glasses or pitchers and can be customized with different flavors and garnishes. Whether enjoyed on the beach or at a poolside party, frozen drinks have become a beloved and popular style of cocktail that is synonymous with summertime relaxation.

Kahlua Mudslide Drink
This fun drink is made with coffee liqueur, cream, vodka, and a splash of Coca Cola
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Kahlua mudslide cocktail
Epcot Dole Whip with Rum Float
Dole Whip with Rum Float is a tasty Disney frozen cocktail you can make at home with this easy copycat recipe. It’s creamy, fruity, and perfect for summer.
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a glass of Dole whip with rum float
Outback Steakhouse Wallaby Darned
You can make an Outback Wallaby Darned at home with this copycat recipe. Enjoy a homemade frozen peach cocktail anytime!
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homemade Outback Wallaby Darned frozen cocktail


Margaritas are a unique style of cocktails that stand out for their signature blend of tequila, lime juice, and orange liqueur. This classic cocktail can be served on the rocks or blended with ice and customized with different flavors such as strawberry or mango.

The combination of sweet and sour flavors, along with the distinctive taste of tequila, makes margaritas a refreshing and versatile cocktail that can be enjoyed year-round. Whether served in a salt-rimmed glass or with a fruity twist, margaritas have become a beloved and iconic cocktail in their own right.

Red Lobster Dew Garita
This Red Lobster creation contains some interesting ingredients. You will need tequila, melon liquor, sour mix, lime juice, triple sec, and a splash of Mountain Dew.
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two homemade Red Lobster Dew Garita cocktails and limes
Olive Garden Watermelon Margarita
Grab your cocktail shaker and mix together sour mix, watermelon syrup, tequila, and ice. Be sure to garnish with a slice of watermlon.
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homemade Olive Garden Watermelon Margarita
Olive Garden Italian Margartia
Olive Garden Italian Margarita takes a classic cocktail to a whole new tasty level! Get the easy copycat recipe and learn how to make the best margarita with tequila, triple sec, orange juice, sour mix, and a side of amaretto. This delicious homemade margarita on the rocks is great for any fun occasion.
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homemade Olive Garden Italian Margarita served with amaretto.
Applebee’s Perfect Margarita
Learn how to make Applebee’s Perfect Margarita with this easy copycat recipe. The best margarita with tequila, Cointreau, and lime juice.
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homemade Applebee's perfect margaritas and a bottle of tequila
Chili’s Presidente Margarita
Top-shelf liquor makes this drink special. You will need Sauza Commemorativo Anejo Tequila, Presidente Brandy, Patron Citronge to get the right taste.
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homemade Chili's Presidente Margarita on top of coasters
Rio Bravo Margarita
This recipe contains tequila, triple sec, lime juice, frozen strawberries, and powdered sugar. The strawberry flavor adds a nice twist to this cocktail.
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homemade Rio Bravo margarita


Tommy Bahama Coconut Cloud Martini
You can make a delicious coconut cloud martini with this easy copycat recipe.
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copycat Tommy Bahama coconut cloud martini garnished with toasted coconut flakes.
Tommy Bahama Key Lime Martini
You can make a delicious key lime martini to enjoy anytime.
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copycat Tommy Bahama Key Lime Martini with graham cracker rim.

Rum Punch

Rum punch is a distinct category of cocktails because it emphasizes rum and tropical flavors. This cocktail typically includes rum as the base spirit and is often mixed with fruit juices and sweeteners such as grenadine or simple syrup.

The combination of rum and fruit flavors creates a refreshing and tropical taste associated with beachside relaxation and warm weather. Whether served in a pitcher or a single glass, rum punch is a beloved cocktail that captures the spirit of the Caribbean and other tropical destinations.

Olive Garden Italian Rum Punch
Amaretto, strawberry passion syrup, rum, and sour mix make up the predominate flavors of this Olive Garden rum punch.
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Homemade Olive Garden Italian Rum Punch drink garnished with strawberry and lime.
Ruby Tuesday Killer Kool Aid
Ruby Tuesday's Killer Kool Aide gets the flavor from Southern Comfort, Amaretto, and cranberry juice.
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two glasses of homemade Ruby Tuesday killer kool aid cocktail
Milk Punch
Milk Punch is a cool and creamy cocktail with bourbon, brandy, ice cream, and milk.
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two glasses of milk punch on a tray
Joe’s Crab Shack Secret Passion Punch
This rum punch has pineapple juice, cranberry juice, rum, creme de banana liqueur, and Chambord raspberry flavored liqueur.
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two glasses and a pitcher of homemade Joe's Crab Shack secret passion punch
Joes Crab Shack Ya Ya Punch
Enjoy this light and refreshing drink made from pineapple juice, cranberry juice, vodka, peach schnapps, and coconut rum.
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homemade Joe's Crab Shack Ya Ya Punch
Bennigan’s Paddy O’ Punch Cocktail
This fun fishbowl drink is made from Malibu rum, Midori Melon liqueur, Blue Curacao, pineapple juice, and sour mix.
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homemade Bennigan's Paddy 'O Punch cocktail on a round wood coaster

Tiki Drinks

Tiki drinks are a distinct category of cocktails due to their unique blend of tropical flavors, high-quality ingredients, and whimsical presentation. These cocktails are often made with multiple types of rum, fresh juices, exotic syrups, and bitters, resulting in complex and layered flavor profiles.

Tiki drinks are typically served in elaborate glassware, such as tiki mugs or volcano bowls, and are associated with escapism and adventure. All of these elements make tiki drinks a unique and beloved category of cocktails in their own right.

TGI Friday’s Captain Morgan Island Rum Punch
Spiced rum, dark rum, amaretto, passion fruit puree, pineapple juice, orange juice, and grenadine gives this mixed drink a lovely color.
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a glass of homemade TGI Friday's Captain Morgan Island Rum Punch
Red Lobster Mai Tai
Red Lobster Mai Tai is a fruity Hawaiian cocktail with rum. You can make this classic drink at home with this easy copycat recipe.
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homemade Red Lobster Mai Tai cocktail
PF Chang’s Chang Mai Tai
Bacardi Light Rum, Monin Almond Syrup, Hiram Walker Orange Curacao, Myers’s Dark Rum, Barcardi 151 gives this tiki drink so much flavor.
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homemade PF Chang Mai Tai, pineapple, and cocktail shaker
Olive Garden Blue Hawaiian
Blue curacao gives this drink its beautiful color. This drink also contains sour mix, pineapple juice, Malibu rum, gives this drink its flavor.
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a homemade Olive Garden Blue Hawaiian cocktail in a hurricane glass
Screaming Red Zombie Drink
Enjoy Red Robin's take on the classic Zombie drink. It is made of lemon juice, sugar, orange juice, light rum, Myer’s dark rum Bacardi Select rum, and grenadine.
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homemade Red Robin Screaming Red Zombie drink and oranges
Soggy Dollar Bar Painkiller
If you can’t be at the famous Soggy Dollar Bar in the British Virgin Islands to enjoy their painkiller drink, you can easily mix it up yourself at home. It’s quick to make and a terrific drink, but be warned it’s easy to down too many of them!
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A soggy dollar painkiller cocktail in a highball glass

About Stephanie Manley

I recreate your favorite restaurant recipes, so you can prepare these dishes at home. I help you cook dinner, and serve up dishes you know your family will love. You can find most of the ingredients for all of the recipes in your local grocery store.

Stephanie is the author of's Dining Out in the Home, and's Dining Out in the Home 2.

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