The first time I [barely] remember having these was on a teeny little island off the southeast coast of Puerto Rico called Culebra, where my boyfriend and I were the only people camping on Playa Flamenco in March, because the locals thought it was "cold". This drink is seriously the most lusciously perfect Caribbean-style way to get over your sunburn and get drunk. They're just delicious and it's no joke when people say to be careful - you would think this is just an innocent milkshake with no ulterior motives, but have a few and you will be knocked on your a$$ before you know it, trust me! When we got home, and I started to scour the internet for the recipe, I kept finding all these fruity so-called "Bushwhacker" concoctions from Florida bartender. Fruit??? Um, not in my bushwhacker! Anyway, I eventually figured it out (and it happens to be this exact same recipe!) and have them fairly regularly at home now. I tried to convince my favorite bar to do them as a special, but they wouldn't, because there is a policy against having more than 4 types of booze in any one drink. Lightweights! :-P Thankfully the Caribbean has no such concerns. Next I'm going to try to convince my local coffee folks to make a non-alcoholic iced coffee version with all those Torani syrups. I know, not as fun, but a better choice for a summer commute. Salud!
Oh and I meant to put 5 stars. =] Delicious
Dude I am soo happy that you posted this drink. We went to the Virgin Islands last year and I was hooked on this drink. I was soo sad when I came home and no one knew how to make it. YOU ROCK!! THis is the best drink ever!! I just wish that the liquor was as cheap here as it is there!!
We just returned from a cruise of the Southern Carribean and stopped by a tiny corner bar and had one of these and absolutely loved them - thanks Shawn! He also said "skip the vodka - rum, rum and more rum!". He also swirled chocolate syrup in the cup before filling with the cocktail! Yummy! As the Happy Buzzard says - A Day Without a Buzz is a Day That Never Wuzz!
This is my first review.We had this (or something very similar)when we cruised to Roatan. We got lost and decided to try a local bar. The bartender suggested these..........OH MY ARE THESE AWESOME. As a matter of fact, 4 later we tried to get on the wrong cruiseship. Oops!!
Hey there! Thanks for posting this. This has been our favorite cocktail since our honeymoon 10 years ago in St. Thomas. At the time, I conned one of the bartenders into sharing the recipe and when I logged on to post it just now... here it is! His did not include the chocolate liquor, but otherwise the one we make is identical. These are the best!
THANK YOU! I just got back from St. Thomas three weeks ago and was hooked on this drink when we visited Magan's Bay. Looooove this drink!!!
just got back from st. thomas, and yes, i drank these everywhere, but the best one i had used light and dark rum, no vodka, so that's what i used. this is a killer cocktail!
What a GREAT drink! I already had all the ingredients except the Creme de Coconut soooo off to the store I went. My husband drinks Cruzan brand rum also (how easy is this?) I didn't have the chococo chocolate liquer so I used Godiva chocolate liquer. This drink really does taste so innocent but packs a wallop!!! I got bushwacked! Thanks for sharing this great drink, Mark Fredericks.