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26 Copycat Drink Recipes to Make Right Now

Learn how to make copycat drinks from Starbucks, Sonic, McDonalds and more!

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Inspired by: Starbucks' Hazelnut Frappuccino

This smooth blend of coffee, cocoa and nutty flavors is better than any coffeehouse version we've tried. Try it, and we're sure you will agree. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
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Inspired by: Dunkin Donut's Mint Hot Chocolate

I've made this beverage mix many times as Christmas gifts for neighbors and our three sons' teachers. The mint flavor makes the warm drink so refreshing, you'll want to make extra to keep around your house, too. — LaVonne Hegland, Saint Michael, Minnesota
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Inspired by: Tim Horton's (Discontinued) Hot Apple Cider

I simmer this comforting cider in my slow cooker every fall. —Lesley Geisel, Severna Park, Maryland
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Inspired by: New Orleans' Famous Hurricanes

This is our Test Kitchen’s version of the famous Hurricane beverage that's so popular in New Orleans. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Greendale, Wisconsin
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Inspired by: McDonald's Shamrock Shake

Save a sleeve of Girl Scout cookies for this creamy milkshake that's fun for kids and adults, too. —Shauna Sever, San Francisco, California
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Inspired by: Ruby Tuesday's Raspberry Iced Tea

You only need a handful of ingredients to stir together this refreshing spring sipper. Its brilliant color and smile-fetching flavor will make a popular thirst quencher as the weather turns warm. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
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Inspired by: Mike's Hard Lemonade

Rum gives a tropical addition to this fabulous homemade lemonade. If you have vodka on hand, try that instead of the rum. —Susan Hein, Burlington, Wisconsin
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Inspired by: Smoothie King's Caribbean Way

This thick and creamy smoothie was created for the strawberry lover, but the banana flavor comes through nicely. It's refreshing without being too sweet and makes a fruity mid-morning snack. —Colleen Belbey, Warwick, Rhode Island
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Inspired by: Chick-Fil-A's Frosted Lemonade

Several different recipes inspired the combination of ingredients I use in these shakes, and I'm glad they did! They're so refreshing. —Carol Gillespie, Chambersburg, Pennsylvania
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Inspired by: Crystal Light's Berry Sangria Mix

This is a light, tasty beverage to serve with spoons so everyone can enjoy the fresh berries once the sangria is gone. — Linda Cifuentes, Mahomet, Illinois
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Inspired by: Brisk's Raspberry Iced Tea

Frozen raspberries lend fruity flavor and lovely color to this pretty iced tea that's good throughout the year. The recipe calls for just a few common ingredients and offers make-ahead convenience. —Lois McGrady, Hillsville, Virginia
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Inspired by: Panera's Mango Smoothie

Treat yourself to this yummy blend of mango, pineapple, banana and honey. The yogurt makes it rich and creamy, but a serving has only 2 grams of fat! —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
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Inspired by: Sonic's Strawberry Shake

Cool off with a thick and rich treat that will remind you of a malt shoppe! Nothing can beat this strawberry shake recipe. —Kathryn Conrad, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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Inspired by: Dunkin Donut's Iced Latte

This amazing alternative to regular hot coffee is much more economical than store-bought coffee drinks. Sweetened condensed milk and a hint of chocolate lend a special touch. —Heather Nandell, Johnston, Iowa
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Inspired by: Wisconsin's Famous Old Fashioned

The concept of an old-fashioned dates back to the early 1800s and includes whiskey, bitters, cherry juice, sugar and water. This old-fashioned recipe, which is extremely popular in Wisconsin, uses brandy in place of whiskey and lemon-lime soda instead of water for a milder cocktail. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
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Inspired by: Cheesecake Factory's Pina Colada

This frothy, refreshing coconut and pineapple shake is sinfully delicious! Cool and creamy, it just begs to be your poolside companion. —Melissa Jelinek, Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin
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Inspired by: Caribou Coffee's Chai Tea Latte

My wife loves chai, but I have never been satisfied with any of the store-bought mixes, so I created my own. —Justin Weber, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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Inspired by: Olive Garden's Moscow Mule

Here's an old-time cocktail that was popular in the 1940s and '50s. A Moscow Mule is traditionally served in a copper mug with plenty of ice. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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Inspired by: Shake Shack's Peanut Butter Shake

You’ve got milk, peanut butter, and probably vanilla ice cream, too. Using just a few ingredients, you can whip up this peanut butter milkshake recipe in seconds. —Joyce Turley, Slaughters, Kentucky
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Inspired by: Outback Steakhouse's Bloody Mary

Horseradish makes this the best Bloody Mary recipe we've tasted. Without the horseradish, you'll have a more traditional Bloody Mary, and without the alcohol, you'll have a Virgin Mary. Serve with a stalk of celery, dill pickle spear or olives. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
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Inspired by: McDonald's Caramel Frappe

I made these creamy, caramel-flavored floats for a party, and everyone loved them! —Melissa Heller, Santa Maria, California
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Inspired by: Starbucks' Very Berry Hibiscus Lemonade

We serve this refreshing tea daily on our U-pick organic blueberry farm and get rave reviews and requests for the recipe. You can strain the tea or leave in the tasty bits of blueberry.—Delores Green, Monticello, Florida
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Inspired by: Arizona's Arnold Palmer Half & Half

I have always loved iced tea with lemon, and this irresistible thirst-quencher takes it one step further. The lemonade gives this refreshing drink a nice color, too. —Gail Buss, New Bern, North Carolina
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Inspired by: Tropical Smoothie's Peanut Paradise

What kids wouldn’t love waking up to this creamy peanut butter banana smoothie? For a fun variation, substitute chocolate syrup for the honey. —Traci Wynne, Denver, Pennsylvania
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Inspired by: Sonic's Watermelon Slush

We like to relax on the back porch with glasses of my slush after a long, hot day. Strawberries and watermelon blend up with lemon juice and sugar for an instant refresher. —Patty Howse, Great Falls, Montana
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Inspired by: Cheesecake Factory's Mai Tai

This party favorite has been around for quite some time. It's not overly fruity and features a good blend of sweet and sour. For a splash of color, garnish with strawberries and lime.—Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Greendale, Wisconsin

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