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Buffalo Zoo Drink (CopyCat)

Originally Posted On March 2, 2023 and Last Updated On

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Buffalo Zoo Drink from Buffalo Wild Wings

Being originally from New York, I thought this was something to do with Buffalo. You know, like the Buffalo Bills. But nope, it does have to do with buffaloes in one way though, it’s a drink that is served at Buffalo Wild Wings. which is a restaurant chain.

So I guess this makes my recipe a ‘copy cat’ recipe.

Now for the original recipe, there should only be 2 total ounces of alcohol in this drink. But looking through other recipes on the net, I see all kinds of variations on this drink, often in the ‘punch‘ category. Which of course is possible.

But this is the original recipe from the restaurant. So no alterations or adjustments here.

The only thing that I find peculiar is the color of this drink is almost pink. Just not what I’d expect from a restaurant like this. But it is good! So give it a try.

How to make a Buffalo Zoo Drink

Make sure you have all of the ingredients on hand as there are seven in this.

Grab a shaker and add a hand full of ice. You can make this cocktail directly in your glass if you don’t have a shaker. This should be served in a big glass like a pint glass.

Add the vodka, rum, whiskey, peach schnapps. Shake a few seconds and pour the ingredients into a pint glass. Take your two juices, the orange and pineapple juice and add equal parts of each until the glass is about ninety five percent full.

Then add a splash of grenadine on top, but don’t mix it into the cocktail.

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Garnish with an orange wheel and a cherry then serve.

Buffalo Zoo Drink on the Menu
Buffalo Zoo Drink on the Menu

Tips for Making This Recipe

In order to get the same exact drink that was served in the restaurant, you need to use the alcohol brands I have listed in the recipe. That makes this a top shelf drink. Of course you can substitute any of the brands for something different or a less expensive version. But the cocktail will taste a bit different.

Buffalo Zoo Ingredients

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About the Ingredients

Since this was served at a restaurant, they were using top shelf ingredients. Something you don’t need to do. You can switch out the brands for whatever you have on hand.

As far as the juices go, try to use fresh squeezed. This drink will taste ten times better if you can use fresh juices as they are predominant in this cocktail.

buffalo zoo drink original

Buffalo Zoo Drink

Yield: 1
Prep Time: 4 minutes
Cook Time: 4 minutes
Total Time: 4 minutes

This is a copycat recipe from Buffalo Wild Wings restaurant that tastes sweet and a bit like a beach cocktail. Easy to drink, this should keep most people happy!


  • 0.5 ounces Grey Goose vodka
  • 0.5 ounces Bacardi Superior
  • 0.5 ounces Jim Beam
  • 0.5 ounces Peach Schnapps
  • Equal parts of orange and pineapple juice
  • A splash of grenadine


  1. Fill a Boston shaker half full of ice.
  2. Add the vodka, rum, whiskey and peach schnapps.
  3. Shake a few seconds and pour the ingredients into a pint glass.
  4. Take your two juices, the orange and pineapple juice and add equal parts of each until the glass is about ninety five percent full.
  5. Then add a splash of grenadine on top, but don't mix it into the cocktail.
  6. Garnish with an orange slice and a cherry.
  7. Serve!


Use a pint glass for this! Or a highball glass.

Did you make this recipe?

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What Tools Are Needed?

  • Boston Shaker
  • Juice Press if you’re making fresh juice

Read: Boston Shaker vs Cobbler Shaker – What Bartenders Recommend!

What Glass Do I Use?

This is meant to be served in a pint or high ball glass. But any glass will do of course!

Similar Drinks with Similar Ingredients

Naked Pirate Drink – This drink only has three ingredients, so it’s like a toned down version of this recipe. The Naked Pirate includes rum, gin and pineapple juice.

Chilly Willy Drink – This recipe calls for both orange and pineapple juices as well as Peachtree Schnapps making this a close relative to the Buffalo Zoo drink here.

Hot Damn Shot – Although this is a shot and not a cocktail, it includes many of the same ingredients the Buffalo Zoo does. Orange Juice, vodka, rum and whiskey make up this shot.

Astronaut Drink – This drink is served in a rocks glass and has many of the same ingredients. Vodka, white and dark rums, vodka and pineapple juice complete this cocktail.

A Day at the Beach Cocktail – This four ingredient cocktail has the same beach taste as our zoo drink. This cocktail is made from Coconut-flavored rum, Amaretto, Orange Juice and Grenadine.

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    I'm Bill Allen, the guy behind this site. I've been a bartender, bar owner and sitting on both sides of a bar for almost 35 years, so I have some experience in the whole mixology scene. And now I'm just building out my site with as much helpful content as I can share with you.

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