Wednesday, July 25, 2012

On the Subject of the Bushwacker

Flip Flops Pool Bar and Grille at Sapphire Beach Village Menu
     The Bushwacker is a somewhat lethal cocktail with a cloudy history about it's origin.    This is an interesting dilemma, because the Sandshaker in Pensacola, Florida even says that the original owner had had a cocktail called a "Bushwacker" at Sapphire Beach Village in St. Thomas and went home  to try it out on his customers at the Sandshaker, it was an immediate success.  After much experimentation, he came up with his own recipe for the Sandshaker Bushwacker.    No matter where it came from it is a great and powerful frozen cocktail that tastes like a chocolate milkshake and wallops like "Ali".

Bahama Bob's Bushwacker
  • 1/2 oz.  El Dorado Dark Rum
  • 1/2 oz. Brugal Especial White Rum
  • 1/2 oz. Rum Cream
  • 1 oz. Brinley Gold Shipwreck Coffee Rum
  • 1/2 oz. Amaretto
  • 1/2 oz. Marie Brizzard's Chocolat Royale
  • 1/2 oz. Cream of Coconut (Coco Lopez etc)
  • 1 oz. Half and Half
Place all ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth.  Swirl pint glass with chocolate syrup and pour blended mix into the glass.   Top with fresh ground nutmeg, an orange wheel, and a cherry.   A Lemon Hart 151 or Plantation Overproof float is optional.

     I tend to stay with rum as the basis of my cocktails, and with the efforts of rum producers to make spirits that can replace vodka these days I tend toward the rum.   It makes for a nicer cocktail that is less apt to cause stomach problems later from the mixing of liquors.     The history is of little importance if you are enjoying the "Bushwacker" that is putting a smile on your face.   ;o)