Inspiration behind Gully Wash:
So let me just gush a bit first before I give you the details on this drink. First of all, this drink is a Bahamian drink. As yall know, I’m from The Bahamas, born and raised and still living here. Now, one of the drinks we go crazy for is our Gully Wash. Now, Nassau people call it Sky Juice, but the out islanders call it Gully Wash. This is the type of stuff we drink at any moment, after church, for dinner, partying. We love it. I LOVE it.
I get emails from people sometimes asking me what it’s like to live in The Bahamas and what not, but this is a good representation of our liquid culture. Also, the drink is a culturally Bahamian thing, but the book, God’s Angry Babies is also a great literary representation of The Bahamas, so why not pair the two?
Warning, this drink is strong. We don’t do it weak. Also, this drink is very informal, it’s not written down every where, we just know how to make it and everyone does it a bit differently. This is the recipe my friends and I use on a Friday night.
6 oz. Gin (the cheaper the better, hey, we gotta make do on a broke budget ok?)
6 oz. Coconut Rum
14 oz. Coconut Water (the more coconut chunks the better)
1 can of Sweetened Condensed Milk
Optional: Mix in a couple tbsp. of Cinnamon
- Pour Gin and Coconut Rum to jug filled with ice cubes.
- Pour Coconut Water into jug.
- Add can of Sweetened Condensed Milk to taste.
- Tip: If the drink is too strong add more coconut water, some people add sprite. I don’t recommend the bubblies though.
- Pour into High Ball glass or regular plastic cups.
I’m super excited to share this with everyone, as it’s cultural and well, I love this drink so much. Let me know what you think!