24 Sweet & Fruity Alcoholic Drinks

Sometimes you’re in the mood for fruity alcoholic drinks at home but you’re used to ordering them at restaurants.

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With the fruity drinks below, you don’t have to spend a bunch of money making a delicious drink.

You’ll find recipes for all kinds of fruit-forward alcoholic drinks that hit your palate in a myriad of ways.

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The best thing about sweet alcoholic drinks is they don’t take a ton of time to make either.

That means you can get started with the party sooner rather than getting stuck in the kitchen making cocktail drinks for the whole party.

You’ll find classic fruity mixed drinks that have been passed down for generations and newer, more modern sweet cocktails you’ve probably never tried before.

Make sure to note your favorite fruity alcohol recipes below so you can whip it out the next time you’re in the mood for something different.

Here’s a list of 24 of the best sweet mixed drinks that will leave you satisfied the next time having a fruity drink.

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1. Malibu Sunset

The malibu sunset is a fantastic-looking drink and it tastes just as good as it looks.

It’s simple to make because all you need is malibu, orange juice, and grenadine.

This one is a lot of fun because you can customize it to fit the occasion.

If you want to change up the flavor a little bit, try adding some lemonade or passion fruit puree.

You can also use different juices for a completely new experience every time you make one.

Look up a few different recipes and experiment with each one to see which version you like best.

It’s a versatile drink that never gets old so it’ll always be a hit no matter how many times you drink it.

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2. Piña Colada

The pina colada dates back to the 1950s, and it remains one of the most popular fruity alcoholic drinks.

It’s made by blending rum, pineapple juice, and cream of coconut together.

This drink goes best with light or gold rum and adding toasted coconut flakes as a garnish instead of the maraschino cherry.

The best part about this drink is you can make it in a large batch and it will stay pretty well in the freezer.

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3. Amaretto Sour

Stop making your amaretto sours with a pre-made mix and try this version that’s made with real ingredients.

You can’t get better than this when it comes to authenticity.

It tastes delicious and only takes a few minutes to make and clean up because there are no sinks full of dirty glasses or anything like that.

This is definitely one you can make in mass quantities for big parties because nobody will be able to tell the difference.

You can also use this as a base and add different fruits or flavors to make it your own.

Lemonade, orange juice, mango puree, pineapple juice, and cranberry juice are all good options for changing the flavor of this delicious drink.

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4. Mudslide

If you haven’t tried this classic mudslide classic then you’re in for a treat.

A mudslide is made with vodka, coffee liqueur, and Irish cream.

It’s best served over ice and topped with chocolate syrup, whipped cream, and a cherry on top if you want to make it look like a traditional drink.

This is a great dessert alcoholic drink to bust out at the table offers a great meal.

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5. Tequila Sunrise

This one is incredibly easy to make and is a favorite among bartenders because it looks so pretty.

All you need is orange juice, grenadine, and tequila.

You can add an orange slice to the rim of the glass if you want to be fancy but this drink is also delicious without anything extra.

This is a great one when you’re feeling like something sweet that’s got some punch to it.

Make sure you pour slowly so that you have a nice stripe running through the middle of your drink.

If you want to go all out, do a quick dye job on it so that the red and orange blend evenly without a line in sight.

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6. Cosmopolitan

The cosmopolitan is a well-known fruity mixed drink.

This cocktail recipe is made with vodka, triple sec, and cranberry juice; it’s usually garnished with orange zest.

It’s known as a drink that you order at a nicer restaurant when you’ve having a good time.

You can even throw in a flavored vodka to add an extra kick.

You can have one that looks like it costs a hundred bucks or you can make one that fits in a small mug at home.

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7. Long Island Iced Tea

The classic long island iced tea is a great way to get the night going.

People have been drinking this one for years but it hasn’t gotten old because of its strong, sweet taste.

This drink is perfect for those days when you need to unwind and relax with a few close friends because you’re not worried about appearing too sloshed.

You just need a handful of ingredients and you can make this one in no time.

It’s a great one where you don’t need bartending skills just to be able to make it.

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8. Grasshopper

If you want a fruity liquor drink that tastes like your favorite mint chocolate candy, try out this grasshopper drink.

This sweet cocktail is made with crème de cocoa, crème de menthe and cream.

If you really want to impress your guests, top this drink with some fresh-mint oil instead of the traditional mint garnish.

This classic recipe comes from the 1950s but it’s still making waves in restaurants and you can have your own right at home.

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9. Clover Club

You might not have heard about the clover club fruity cocktail before but it’s definitely worth getting to know.

This drink is perfect for those who like gin, but want something less harsh than the usual martini.

This is the perfect drink to bust out for Valentine’s day because it has a love red color and you can top it off with some rose petals.

You can also add a few drops of rosewater to give it the ultimate romantic treat.

There are many different versions of this drink so you can experiment with different ingredients until you find one that you love.

Just keep in mind that each version has its own delicious flavor profile so you’ll never get bored.

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10. Strawberry Daiquiri

The strawberry daiquiri is famous at a beach-side restaurant across the country.

It’s made with rum, simple syrup, and strawberries and tastes just like a fruit punch drink.

The best thing about this cocktail is you can easily make it at home anytime you want to have something different to drink.

This is another drink that is perfect for parties because it pleases almost any palate and you can make a bunch to stick in the freezer.

Try this out the next time you need to sweeten up your drink rotation from those heavy alcoholic drinks.

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11. Classic Mojito

When it’s warm outside and you have a slight sweat going, you need a mojito to cool you down and keep you refreshed.

The combo of mint with lemon and lime juice is a winner because it adds to the refreshing taste.

Don’t forget the simple syrup which is a key ingredient in all mojitos because it gives this drink its signature sweet taste along with a fresh feeling.

If you’re feeling adventurous, try adding some cranberry juice to your mojito to give it some extra flavor and color.

Give it a mint leaf garnish on top, but make sure to slap it first! Otherwise you won’t get all those wonderful mint oils in your drink.

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12. Bushwacker

You might not have had the Bushwacker but it is a classic.

The Bushwacker is a creamy cocktail made with light rum, coffee liqueur, and dark creme de cacao.

It’s usually topped off with some cream or milk to create that perfect drink you see in the picture above.

This originated in New Orleans so you know it was meant to accompany a good time.

Take a crack at this one the next time you need an after-dinner fruity drink that relaxes you into the night.

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13. Tom Collins

You can’t get much more classic than the tom collins.

All you need for this one is lemon juice, sugar syrup, and gin.

The combination of sour and sweet is a sure winner when you want to make a strong drink that will keep you going all night long.

This is a great one to have during the summer months because it’s light and easy to make.

If you don’t like gin you can also pick up vodka or tequila for this one.

You can even have fun by making different versions of it so that it matches your mood for the night.

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14. Aperol Spritz

Need a fruity drink that can refresh you just as good as it tastes?

You’ll love this Aperol spritz during the summertime when this drink really stands out.

The balance of flavors goes perfectly and along with the refreshing bubbles, your mouth will thank you.

All you need to make it is sparkling water, Aperol, and a splash of club soda.

This is a great drink for everyone who wants to celebrate the end of the day with something light and great tasting.

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15. Spanish Coffee

If you like Irish coffee this Spanish coffee is a must-try.

The mix of delicious ingredients like Kahlua, sugar, and hot coffee is amazing.

You can even throw in some orange juice if you’re feeling adventurous and want to try something new.

The best part about this drink is that it’s fun to make and particularly delicious when you wrap the warm cup between your hands.

If you really want to do it right, try it with a caramelized sugar rim along with the flavors and it adds just the right amount of sweetness.

This is a great one to have on a cold day when you need something to warm you up from the inside out.

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16. Hurricane

The classic hurricane comes from New Orleans and is a fruity, rum-based cocktail that includes passion fruit juice.

This drink is a great-tasting frothy mixed drink that you’ll remember from all those fun nights out on Bourbon Street.

You can make this at home but it might take a few tries before you get the recipe down to perfection.

Keep at it though and you’ll have a drink that makes your night a party. Try it out the next time you need a splash of New Orleans in your life.

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17. Classic Irish Coffee

Irish coffee is a great choice when you want a pick-me-up while also loosening up.

The combination of whiskey, sugar, and coffee is a sure winner when you need a golden cup of Joe.

This drink is the perfect nightcap for those times when all you want to do is relax.

Don’t make this one too strong or it will knock you out right away.

You can also add whipped cream on top if you prefer it to be a bit sweeter.

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18. Mai Tai

You might have heard of this drink in resorts from far away places, but you can have it right in the comfort of your home.

This fruity, rum-based drink will quench any thirst you have and turn your night into a great memory.

The flavors of the mai tai include rum, curacao, and orgeat syrup.

You can even dress it up with a few drops of almond extract as well as an umbrella if you want to bring out the tropical feel even more.

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19. White Russian

The white russian has a bit of a renaissance and it’s easy to see why.

The cream mixed with coffee liqueur and vodka makes it a drink that you can’t stay away from.

If you want to make this extra delicious pick up some vanilla syrup from your favorite coffee shop.

This drink is great for those nights when you’re cuddled up with a good book or movie and all you want is something familiar and comforting.

Just because this drink is familiar doesn’t mean it isn’t special.

All the flavors combine perfectly to make a drink you’ll look forward to having again and again.

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20. Brandy Alexander

The brandy alexander has a smooth and creamy taste.

It’s a great drink to have after a dinner party because it helps settle down after a big dinner, and the ingredients are easy to find.

All you need is brandy, creme de cocoa, and heavy cream, or half-and-half, as well as some ice.

You can also add a few drops of vanilla extract if you want to add that extra kick.

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21. Chocolate Martini

When that chocolate craving kicks up you need something that really satisfies it.

The chocolate martini is just what you’re looking for, and the great thing about this drink is that it’s easy to make at home.

All you need are vodka, creme de cocoa, and milk or half-and-half.

Serve this in a sugar-rimmed glass for that extra kick in the sweetness.

Only use chocolate liqueur if you want to make an even thicker drink that will really lock down your sweet tooth cravings.

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22. Old Cuban

Think about the refreshing flavors of a mojito and then add a champagne topper.

That’s what you’re getting with the Old Cuban and its one of the best alcoholic beverages.

Even though this one says it’s an old drink it was actually created in the early 2000s, so the new flavor combinations balance perfectly.

You have to taste it to truly believe it but the fresh mint with vanilla and coconut rum flavors will blow your mind when you give it a splash of champagne.

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23. Painkiller

When you think of paradise getaways you think of frozen fruity bar drinks that cool you down and match the flavors of the exotic location.

The best part about this drink is that you can mix it up and make different versions so that every time you’re having fun the drink matches your mood.

Rum is the star of the show and it’s mixed with orange juice and pineapple juice.

This is the perfect drink to get the job done when at home but need the relaxation of a vacation.

You might not think that rum belongs in a summer cocktail but in this case, it’s blended perfectly so that all of the flavors come together perfectly.

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24. Golden Cadillac

The golden cadillac is a drink you make when you need to unwind and have a great night.

The flavors of the gold cadillac include orange juice, vodka, champagne, and grenadine.

You can also add a few drops of rosewater so that you have a woman’s touch with this drink.

This is the kind of drink you sip on because you want to savor all of the flavors and remember every single moment.

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