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A Bushwacker Is Basically A Super Boozy Adult Chocolate Milkshake And The Perfect Summer Companion

When summer calls, it's shouting for the coldest of cold drinks. That's where blended ice drinks come in clutch. Frozen margs, daiquiris, and piña coladas are among the most popular summer drinks that people just can't get enough of.

But have you ever heard of the Bushwacker?

When summer arrives, what alcoholic drink do you absolutely salivate over?

For southerners, it's a Bushwacker.

Hi everyone. Meet the Bushwacker.

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I know. The name is a little...aggressive.

It's a tropical frozen drink that hails from the Gulf.

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It was actually popularized in 1975 after the Pensacola, Florida Sandshaker Bar owner visited the Sapphire Beach Village on St. Thomas in the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Entranced by its magic, the owner just knew it needed to be brought home for more people to discover its spellbinding qualities.

The drink is basically an adult chocolate milkshake with a tasty tropical twist that just screams summer.

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Every restaurant or bartender has their own recipe, but most are made with rum, vodka, Kahlua, Bailey's, Cream of Coconut, creme de cacao, and Amaretto, with plenty of indulgent toppings like whipped cream, chocolate drizzle, and sweet maraschino cherries.

Most just blend all the ingredients together with ice until it reaches a creamy consistency, but some recipes call for extra milk to really get that milkshake consistency.

So yes, you can totally make it yourself!

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Chances are, you already have a majority of the ingredients in your home.

According to *Southern Living*, it's become a popular drink for restaurants in the Gulf, and beachgoers certainly enjoy sipping on them while they get their tan on.

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Of course, we use "sipping" loosely here — not only are they apparently delicious, but they're also quite strong, hence its very apt name.

If you're not careful, you might just get "bushwhacked" by the cocktail.

h/t: Southern Living

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