The 70s was a wacky decade for desserts. After all, this was the era that saw a resurgence in the “Wacky Cake!” Anyone fortunate enough to be in the US Virgin Islands during the 70s may have tasted one of the decade’s best dessert beverages: the Bushwacker. With its mouthwatering blend of chocolate, coffee, and cream, is it any surprise this drink soon became a staple on sun-drenched beaches?

On its own, the Bushwacker should put you in a “St. Thomas state of mind.” However, a touch of Tribe CBD oil never hurts!

CBD Bushwacker Recipe

A 70s Sensation From St. Thomas — Taste Tribe’s Delightful CBD Bushwacker

Unlike most classic cocktails, we know plenty of details surrounding the Bushwacker’s creation. As hinted in the intro, this cocktail first emerged in the US Virgin Islands in a St. Thomas bar called Sapphire Pub. Interestingly, the name “Bushwacker” refers to a furry friend who frequented this beachside destination.

Immediately after this drink appeared, other bars in the area started making their own Bushwacker renditions. Despite this drink’s St. Thomas origins, the Bushwacker has become a big deal on Florida’s bar scene. For instance, there’s now an annual Bushwacker Festival in Pensacola Beach. Also, Florida was the first US state to create a line of pre-mixed Bushwacker products.

In case you were wondering, Sapphire Beach Bar is open for business…and we’re sure they serve plenty of Bushwackers every day!


  • 1 oz rum
  • 1 oz Kahlúa
  • 1 oz crème de cacao
  • 2 oz cream of coconut
  • 2 oz milk
  • 1 dropperful Tribe CBD oil
  • ~ 2 cups of ice
  • Whipped cream, optional


  • Pour ice, rum, Kahlúa, crème de cacao, cream of coconut, and milk into a blender
  • Blitz for a few seconds until smooth
  • Pour into a pre-chilled serving glass
  • Top with whipped cream and Tribe CBD oil

Let’s be honest: we’re not counting calories when we’re sipping a Bushwacker. If you’re planning on savoring this beach cocktail, why not make it count with extra toppings? For extra deliciousness, many people add a drizzle of decadent chocolate syrup and a Maraschino cherry.

For those who want “healthy-ish” garnishes, consider preparing a few dark chocolate shavings beforehand and sprinkling them on top. As strange as it may sound, 70 percent dark chocolate is a legit superfood! Find out more about the wonders of dark chocolate on our CBD chocolate martini recipe.

Lastly, if you want to give your Bushwacker some serious crunch, why not add some almond shavings or walnuts to your drink. Both of these nuts are full of healthful nutrients and minerals, especially omega-3 fatty acids.

“Ice Cream” For Your Achy Knees! — Give Tribe’s CBD Topical A Try

While drinking a Bushwacker should cool you down, it isn’t the best remedy for achy joints. When your muscles are screaming after an intense workout, you should spread some of our CBD Cold Therapy cream for localized relief. Believe it or not, scientists say we have cannabinoid receptors all along our skin. This means CBD topicals may provide targeted relief for common complaints like joint pain, neck strain, and backaches.

Want to learn more about Tribe’s CBD Cold Therapy Cream? If so, check here.