Painkiller

We took our very first trip to St. John in the mid 90′s and knew nothing about the island before we went. Little did we know that it would become one of our very favorite destinations in the Caribbean!

We were traveling to the Virgin Islands for the first time via a cruise ship and wanted to see everything we could. Our first stop was in St. Thomas and we had heard that we should try to get to St. John. We were sure to ask around to find out what to see and do while on the island and most suggested spending time on one of St. John’s beautiful beaches. One person, however, recommended making a stop at Pusser’s before catching the ferry in Cruz Bay, to try a Painkiller. The Pusser’s Bar is no longer on St. John, but we’ll always have fond memories of our first Painkiller experience.

Our waiter that day eagerly obliged when we ordered our first Painkiller and asked if we wanted that with 2, 3 or 4 shots of rum. What – 4 shots of rum??? In each drink??? We wussed out and ordered our Painkillers with a measly 2 shots each (hee, hee) knowing that we had to be able to find our way back to the ship or else risk being stranded on this beautiful piece of paradise – Hmmm. No – we really had to get back to the ship….

One taste and voilà! We were hooked! These things truly could kill the pain! Slightly sunburned and in no pain at all, we caught the ferry back to St. Thomas just in time to catch our ship. We knew we’d be back to St. John someday and knew that the “Painkiller” had become one of our new favorite rum drinks!

Since that day we’ve enjoyed a few Painkillers (and it’s cousin the “Nilla Killa”) in Paradise – most notably on Jost Van Dyke at the Soggy Dollar Bar – not that you really need to kill much pain in a paradise like White Bay…

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The Painkiller
(makes one)

4 oz. pineapple juice
1 oz. orange juice
1 oz. coconut cream
2, 3 or 4 oz. rum (depending on your level of pain!)
Sprinkle of freshly grated nutmeg

Shake or stir all ingredients (except for the nutmeg) and pour over ice in a tall glass. Sprinkle with freshly grated nutmeg.

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Painkiller
 
By far one of the most popular rum drinks in the Virgin Islands, this delicious concoction will put you in the "island" state of mind.
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Recipe type: Drinks
Ingredients
  • 4 oz. pineapple juice
  • 1 oz. orange juice
  • 1 oz. coconut cream
  • 2, 3 or 4 oz. rum (depending on your level of pain!)
  • Sprinkle of freshly grated nutmeg
Instructions
  1. Shake or stir all ingredients (except for the nutmeg) and pour over ice in a tall glass.
  2. Sprinkle with freshly grated nutmeg.
  3. Put your feet up and enjoy the taste of paradise!