The Painkiller Recipe


Today, I’m headed to the U.S. and British Virgin Islands for the longest double date of my life. In celebration of my romantic couples getaway, today’s international drink recipe is the “Painkiller” – the official cocktail of the British Virgin Islands!

The Painkiller is one of the most popular mixed drinks in the entire Caribbean and is traditionally concocted with Pusser’s Rum. It was first created in BVI’s Soggy Dollar Bar in the 1970s, a fun bar placed in an exotic setting, making it well worth the visit.
The List

2-4 oz. of Pusser’s Rum (or rum of your choice)
4 oz. pineapple juice
1 oz. cream of coconut
1 oz. orange juice
Grated fresh nutmeg

(makes 2 servings)

  1. In a cocktail shaker filled with ice, add first four ingredients and stir.
  2. Pour into cocktail glasses and sprinkle with grated nutmeg.
  3. For fun, garnish with a pineapple slice like Island Jay did!

The Painkiller Recipe


  • 🌴
    Lisa Myers

    Is pussers run a special kind of rum or just regular plain rum?

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    Tina F

    I had a PAINKILLER on my new years eve…Wow…I loved it!

  • 🌴
    Laura R Silva

    Looks yummy..can’t wait to try it! 🍸

  • 🌴

    Can’t wait to try this at my bar

  • 🌴
    Rosemary Todd

    Time to try this out . Sounds fantastic!

  • 🌴
    Suzanne Rehmann


  • 🌴
    Michelle Lussier

    i’ve been to the soggy dollar… pain killers….thank you for sharing this……

  • 🌴
    Jay Orgiefsky

    Sounds Delicious and can’t wait to have one!!

  • 🌴
    Connie Manning

    I can’t wait to try this!

  • 🌴
    Missy DiGiacomo


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