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The World's Best Cocktails

Updated: Mar 14

Happy World Cocktail Day here are some of the world's best cocktails to celebrate and bring that special destination closer to home.

You might have heard of a Pina Colada, Mojito and the Singapore Sling but have you heard of a Bushwacker or Green Flash? What will you be drinking on World Cocktail Day?

Singapore Sling, Raffles Hotel, Singapore ©MDHarding

The World's Best Cocktails

Bushwacker, St Thomas USVI

Ingredients: Baileys Irish cream, Cruzan Coconut Rum, Absolut Vodka, Amaretto, Cruzan Dark Rum, Kahlua and Crushed ice.

Have you visited the beautiful Caribbean Island of St Thomas? You might have tried the Bushwacker. First invented and sold in 1945 at The Ships Store & Saphire Pub on the island of St Thomas. If you haven't visited yet, I can highly recommend enjoying it alongside the breathtaking views from Paradise Point.

Total Pre Time: 3 Minutes

Serves 1


1/2 oz. Absolut Vodka

1/2 oz. Baileys Irish Cream

1/2 oz. Cruzan Coconut Rum

1/2 oz. Kahlua

1/2 oz. Amaretto

1/2 oz. Cruzan Dark Rum

3/4 cup Crushed Ice

Blend them all together in a blender including the ice, then pour into a tall glass drizzled with chocolate syrup around the edges. Garnish with whipped cream and a maraschino cherry.

Tahitian Vanilla Punch, The Islands of Tahiti 

Ingredients: pineapple juice, orange juice, dark rum, white rum, vanilla syrup

This punch is an island classic, a Tahitian spin on the traditional Maitai. It is made with fresh juices, dark rum, light rum, lime and authentic Tahitian vanilla. Store-bought juices will work just fine! On the other hand, the Tahitian bean just cannot be replaced. Find authentic Tahitian vanilla beans online.

Total Prep Time: 15 Minutes

Makes 12 S