There is much debate over how to make the adult beverage known as the Bushwhacker. It was originally invented – according to Wikipedia – in 1975 in St. Thomas, Virgin Islands.
The OG Bushwhacker combined Kahlua, Vodka, Creme de Cacao, Creme of Coconut, Triple Sec, milk, and ice for what ended up being sort of a chocolate pina colada. Today, there are many, many variations, using rum or vodka, some of which are more “chocolatey” than others. Some mixologists even throw in a shot of bourbon for an extra kick and/or a warmer feel.
Personally, I prefer my Bushwhackers to taste like a grown-up chocolate shake. This can be good and bad. The good is that my Bushwhackers are, well…good. The bad is they run on the rich/sweet side, so one will usually do. Why is that bad? Because you will want another one!
So get out your blender, and let’s get started!
Bushwhacker with Ice Cream
2 ounces Vanilla Vodka
2 ounces Chocolate Liqueur
1 ounce Irish Creme
Chocolate Ice Cream
Add the alcohol and about 5 scoops of chocolate ice cream to a blender. Mix. Then squirt some Hershey’s or Nestle’s chocolate syrup in the mix. You can adjust the amount of chocolate syrup to suit your personal taste.
Add 1-2 cups of ice (depending on desired thickness) and blend until smooth. And I mean smooth. Nobody likes ice chunks in their Bushwhacker!
Drizzle chocolate syrup on inside of your glass and pour the best Bushwhacker you’ve ever had. Enjoy!