Every island in the Caribbean has its 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! Multiply ingredients by the number of drinks you want. This recipe will make one drink.
I first had these served to me at a pool party hosted by my best friend and worst enemy Edith Gump ten years ago. I held her head under water until she surrendered the recipe. She is a horrible woman who back-stabs me at any given opportunity. But- that Hag has some recipes that are beyond comparison. This is one of them. I often drink this so I can tolerate her.
My version of a recipe from a local cookbook. Very popular at Christmas, it is not as sour as many mulled wines are. Flavor deepens as it stays warm over a very low heat. Gallo Hearty Burgundy is inexpensive and I feel it is the best wine for this punch.
An unusual recipe that is full of flavor and hints of exotic spices! Refreshing and delicious! Really any berry will work but strawberries or raspberriesare probably the best. I've used chocolate mint for this which was great. Cooking time is mostly simmering.
i had this at the melting pot and it was the best martini i've ever had! (it's a sweet, fruity drink). It smells and looks amazing!
*Note: A lot of people have been saying that you ought to use white cranberry juice, and that regular cranberry juice is incorrect. I can't say which tastes better, but I've had this twice at the Melting Pot in Chicago, and both times they have used regular cranberry juice. The presentation is actually much nicer with the regular juice, because the color and the strawberry really reflect the name (see pictures!). But I suppose it could be different regionally.
This is a one fantastic version of the classic Brunch drink, the Bloody Mary! You have to love spicy to try this though....DO NOT attempt if you do not like hot peppers!!!! Oh, it's sooo good. I always add pickled okra to these Cajun Mary's!! The recipe is for 4 drinks. The mix keeps well in the fridge for several weeks (leave vodka and garnish out of course).