Not Your Grandmother’s Bush


1/2 oz. coffee liqueur
1/2 oz. amaretto
1/2 oz. light rum *
1/2 oz. Irish cream liqueur
2 oz. half and half

Shake with ice.  Pour into ice filled old fashioned glass.

Like every good house that was built in the 1960’s, we have a bona fide wood paneled room.  Complete with fireplace, dart board and your grandmother’s liquor cabinet.  You know those liqueurs that you find in the back of a dusty cabinet.  Well, we have them too, and I kind of love them.

For Mrs. Muddle’s first guest post, I decided to focus on the guilty pleasures of the the cocktail world, the ones featuring liqueurs you would steal from your parents liquor cabinet.  The Bushwacker is the creme de la creme of the late night guilty pleasure drinks.  It features Baily’s, Kahlua and Ameretto – 3! of the 5-6 bottles we relegate to our basement bar.  Add some rum for bite and 2 oz of half and half, and its dessert in a glass.  It’s got flavors of coffee, hazelnut and cream.  Its my late night coffee AND cookies and milk in one boozy glass.

Looking on the internet, there are alot of variations of this drink.  The one featured here is from Mr. Boston, the classic cocktail book, that in the Muddle household is filled with earmarks and post it tabs.  The original version, and the most popular internet recipes are the hurricane, mix in a blender with ice sort of drink. Although those typically are not my style, this guy might just convince me to try it .  Usually though, I just pour myself one of these when I want a nice, sweet nightcap.  I can almost guarantee we will have those dusty bottles somewhere.  Cheers!

*The recipe calls for light rum, but all we had in the house was dark Plantation rum, but as Mr. Muddle is always advocating, don’t be afraid to complete the old switcheroo.  Thats the beauty of being a home bartender.

** Thats right — Mrs. Muddles first post is about a drink called the Bushwacker.

One thought on “Not Your Grandmother’s Bush

  1. Peggy cohen April 7, 2016 / 6:40 pm

    Great first post, Mrs. Muddle! Sounds like a great dessert to me!! Coffee and…all rolled into a great drink!!


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