Painkiller Drink Recipe and Painkiller Cocktail Recipe

Painkiller Drink Recipe and Painkiller Cocktail Recipe

Popular in the tropics is the Painkiller cocktail and Painkiller Drink . It was developed in the British Virgin Islands’ Soggy Dollar Bar during the 1970s. The combination of pineapple, orange, coconut, and a robust rum is joyful and flavorful. The recipe is easy to make and the drink is wonderful; it’s ideal for a hot day at the beach or a chill day in the backyard.

Painkiller Drink
Painkiller Drink


The “navy-style” rum required for this cocktail is often high proof and a combination of rums from various Caribbean islands that are recognised for manufacturing it. The fashion was created when sailors were given a daily rum ration while serving in the British Royal Navy, which patrolled the oceans. The rum of choice for the Painkiller is typically Pusser’s Original Admiralty Blend (Blue Label), however any navy-style or black rum would work just well.



1. 2 ounces Pusser’s rum

2. 4 ounces pineapple juice

3. 1 ounce orange juice, freshly 4. squeezed

5. 1 ounce cream of coconut

6. Garnish: nutmeg, freshly grated

7. Garnish: pineapple wedge


Steps – 

Painkiller Drink
Painkiller Drink


1. Add the rum, pineapple juice, orange juice and cream of coconut to a shaker with ice and shake vigorously but briefly to combine.

2. Strain into a hurricane glass or snifter over crushed ice.

3. Garnish with freshly grated nutmeg and a pineapple wedge.

4. Serve with a straw.



What is a Pain Killer Drink?

Painkiller Drink
Painkiller Drink


The classic PainKiller Drink, which is Pusser’s Rum’s hallmark beverage and is frequently associated with and served in “tiki” venues. The tropics are actually what it makes you think of!

The classic recipe and this one differ in one specific way: nutmeg. The Scream Canister adaptation uses a spritz or touch of bitters instead of the original recipe’s top-dressing nutmeg. The rest is essentially the same.

Why is it known as a pain reliever? Because, believe me, after just a couple of sips, you won’t be hurting!


Painkiller Drink 

Orange Juice

Pineapple Juice

No lime juice, ha!

Spiced Rum

Cream of Coconut


The alcohol mixer section of most grocery stores will have cream of coconut, a sweet, thick coconut concoction. Although it contains no alcohol, the reason it is in that aisle is because it is frequently used in cocktails.



We used spiced rum (also known as the brown rum) in the recipe, but you can substitute light rum if you don’t have any other options.

Use coconut rum instead of the spiced rum if you can’t get cream of coconut. The flavour will remain the same, but the drink won’t have the same thick, creamy appearance.

Before serving, a dash of bitters is added, although we liked the drink better without it.


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