Invented in the 1970s at The Soggy Dollar Bar on the island of Jost Van Dyke in the British Virgin Islands, it would be fair to label the Painkiller cocktail as progeny of the famous Piña Colada that pre-dates it by over a century. However, as is so often the case with Tiki cocktails, the devil is in the details.
Some added orange juice, dark rum instead of white and a smattering of grated cinnamon and nutmeg on top gives this drink just enough separation from being labelled a Piña Colada. Another distinguishing factor is that it is served over ice instead of blended like a traditional Piña Colada.
It hits the spot and the rich coconut cream is nice way to round out my Top 10 review of Beachbum Berry’s Grog Log.
4 oz pineapple juice
1 oz orange juice
1 oz sweetened coconut cream
2 1/2 oz dark Jamaican rum
1. Shake juice, rum, and coconut cream vigorously with ice. Strain into a tall glass filled with ice. Grate cinnamon and nutmeg overtop. Garnish with pineapple if desired.