A Painkiller Cocktail is a refreshing tropical drink with coconut, pineapple, orange juices and a nutmeg garnishment for an extra boost of flavor. A bit of dark rum finishes this cocktail that is similar to the flavors of a Pina Colada without the mess of a blender for the win.
Have you seen the show “Southern Charm”? It is such a guilty pleasure for me and its how I first heard of this delightful cocktail. The name alone was enticing enough for me to do further “research”. This led me on a journey of plenty of rum and total ethereal bliss.
My love affair with rum began with a trip to Jamaica a couple of years back with plenty of Rum Punch. According to my lively Jamaican tour guide, it can even cure the common cold or skin irritation. Medicinal properties aside, rum is the basis of so many great summer cocktails. Nothing quenches my thirst during a beach vacation like a good Pina Colada or Daiquiri.
If you search various Painkiller Cocktail recipes, you may notice that not all of them call for orange juice. I’ve had the drink both ways and really prefer a splash of orange juice to add that extra bit of citrus flavor. The combination of pineapple, coconut and orange is truly sublime with that unexpected bit of spice from the nutmeg.
I don’t usually have whole nutmeg seeds laying around, but would recommend grating it fresh if possible. It may even be worth an extra trip to the grocery store [especially if you can send someone else]. I highly encourage bribing said delivery person with the promise of a great cocktail.
I’m SO ready for my upcoming trip to Costa Rica and can’t wait to share some of my new cocktail finds with you. It is really out of necessity that I sample many great drinks while relaxing on the beach to bring you all the best.
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- 2 parts Dark Rum Pusser's Rum is recommended
- 4 parts Pineapple Juice
- 1 part orange juice
- 1 part Cream of Coconut
- ground nutmeg
Add all liquid ingredients to a cocktail shaker with ice.
Shake to combine and pour over glasses with ice.
Top with freshly grated nutmeg.