Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Virgin Islands Bushwacker

Every island in the Caribbean has their own "special" drink, and here in St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands, it is the "Bushwacker". Every bartender on island knows how to make them, and there are some variations, but this is the standard recipe. Tastes just like a chocolate milkshake...but be careful! It ain't no milkshake! Ever heard of a "virgin" drink? A "virgin" Bushwacker is a glass of ICE!! Haha! Multipy ingredients by the number of drinks you want. This recipe will make one drink.

1/2 ounce rum (Cruzan is the best, but use whatever brand you have)
1/2 ounce vodka (any brand)
1/2 ounce Bailey's Irish Cream (or a similar off-brand name)
1/2 ounce Kahlua (or a coffee flavored off-brand name)
1/2 ounce amaretto liqueur (any brand)
1/2 ounce chococo chocolate-flavored liquer
1/2 ounce Frangelico (I recommend it) (optional)
1/2 ounce creme de coconut (a MUST - "Coco Lopez" is best)
1 cup crushed ice (more or less to make the proper consistency) 3 dashes of grated nutmeg
1 tablespoon whipped cream
1 maraschino cherry

Put everything, except nutmeg, whipped cream and cherries in a blender and use enough ice that, when blened, will be the consistencey of a milkshake.
Blend, pour into glasses, and top with whipped creme, a cherry, and a couple dashes of grated nutmeg. Enjoy!
But use caution! They taste like there is no alcohol in them and most people have a tendency to get"bushwacked"!

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