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The Bushwacker is a fun, decadent drink that’s creamy and will easily cool you down on a hot Caribbean day. If you’re looking for the Bushwacker recipe and ingredients, then you have come to the right place! I’ll show you what’s in the Bushwacker and how to make one.

This frozen Caribbean cocktail is full of sweet stuff including delicious dark rum, killer-coffee Kahlua, coconut and are mixed with the creme de cacao. They all come together for one of the best blended drinks out there.

Some recipes you find for the Bushwacker may call for Pina Colada mix, but with any good drink I highly recommend avoiding short cuts, it’s not worth it.

The Caribbean is a hot place and this bald man usually has sweat rolling down his head. When that’s the case, there’s nothing better than a frozen Bushwacker to cool oneself down. This is a photo of me drinking one hell of a Bushwacker at Miss Lucy’s on St. John USVI. It tasted even better than it looked! You have to go try one when on island!

Another good place to grab a Bushwacker is at One Love and Ivan’s Stress Free Bar on Jost Van Dyke in the British Virgin Islands and at Rum Point on Grand Cayman. Those are some of the best one’s I’ve had.

Before we jump into the drink recipe, and since you love good rum drinks, check out our Castaway Cocktails Recipe eBook! It has 52 drink recipes, lot’s of island favorites and a few of my own creations.

Bushwacker Recipe</h2

Bushwacker Ingredients

    • 4 oz cream of coconut
    • 2 oz Kahlua® coffee liqueur
    • 1 oz Dark Rum 
    • 1 oz Dark Creme de Cacao
    • 4 oz milk

How To Make: Combine ingredients with two cups of ice in a blender. Blend until smooth, and serve up in two 12 oz cups. Raise glass and toast.

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Let me know if you’ve tasted this popular island drink and where the best one you had was. Hit us us on Instagram at @CaribbeanCastaways and tell us about the best Bushwacker you have had!

Want More Caribbean Rum Drinks?

Since you love the Bushwacker, I know you’re a fan of delicious Caribbean rum drinks. What’s not to love right?! They taste great and make you feel as if you’re on vacation. Click here to see our hug list of 52 rum drinks and how to make them. You’ll be the master bartender amongst your friends!

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Cheers and never stop exploring!


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