Cocktail & Other Recipes By Spirit Rum Cocktails


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If you’re going to name your cocktail the Painkiller, it better pack a punch. Hailing from the British Virgin Islands, where it was invented sometime in the early 1970s, this twist on the Piña Colada does precisely that. Jammed full of fruity, tropical flavors, the Painkiller was later claimed by Pusser’s Rum, whose trademarked recipe tilts heavy on the pineapple juice. This version dials back the P.J. and ups the rum a half ounce for a more boozy, balanced drink.


  • 2 1/2 oz Dark or navy-strength rum
  • 2 1/2 oz Pineapple juice
  • 1 oz Orange juice
  • 1 oz Cream of coconut
  • Garnish: Grated nutmeg
  • Garnish: Pineapple leaf
  • Garnish: Preserved cherry


  1. Add all ingredients into a shaker with ice and shake until well-chilled.

  2. Strain into a large snifter filled with pebble ice.

  3. Garnish with grated nutmeg and a skewered pineapple leaf and preserved cherry.