Painkiller Drink Recipe

The best Painkiller drink recipe, straight from the Soggy Dollar Bar in the British Virgin Islands.

  • 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.

  • Video by Zach Stovall

  • 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.

  • Serves 1-2

  • 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.

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  • Step 1:

  • First, the bartender adds the Pusser's Rum, two to four ounces depending on the generosity of the pour.

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  • Optional:

  • Is that mango rum? Yes it is. To each his or her own.

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  • Step 2:

  • Next, add pineapple juice (four ounces), cream of coconut (one ounce) and orange juice (one ounce).

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  • Step 3

  • Top with grated fresh nutmeg, vigorously grated with oomph.

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  • Step 4:

  • 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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