If you can’t physically be at the famed Soggy Dollar Bar in the British Virgin Islands to enjoy a real painkiller drink, mixing it up yourself at home is the next best thing. Here’s our best painkiller drink recipe, plus a look inside the bar where it was invented.
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Painkiller Drink Recipe
- 2-4 oz. of Pusser's Rum
- 4 oz. pineapple juice
- 1 oz. cream of coconut
- 1 oz. orange juice
- Grated fresh nutmeg
In a cocktail shaker filled with ice, add first four ingredients and shake. Pour into cocktail glasses over ice and top with grated nutmeg.
Where did the Painkiller originate?
The Soggy Dollar Bar on Jost Van Dyke. You'll most likely swim up from a boat anchored in White Bay. It's called the Soggy Dollar because that's what patrons use to pay for their painkiller drinks after the swim.
First, the bartender adds the Pusser's Rum, two to four ounces depending on the generosity of the pour.
Is that mango rum? Yes it is. To each his or her own.
Next, add pineapple juice (four ounces), cream of coconut (one ounce) and orange juice (one ounce).
Top with grated fresh nutmeg, vigorously grated with oomph.
The most important step: Enjoy your Painkiller drink in a hammock, preferably alongside a fellow Caribbean beach bum. Does the resulting painkiller drink actually kill pain or increase it? That's up to you.
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