Painkiller Cocktail For Two


Painkiller Cocktail For Two

There’s only one thing better than a painkiller cocktail and that’s two of them. An interesting detail is that most bars recommend you stop at one and a few make that an actual limit.

Why Painkillers Are So Dangerous

They’re not that alcoholic with only two ounces of rum, but many bars serve them with three or even four ounces per drink. That’s where the danger lies, because the coconut cream and juices disguise the alcohol. More than one of the high-octane versions can leave you wasted very quickly.

Trademarks and Such

If you read my recipe for The Pie We Eat On Derby Day, you know all about trademarks and names. Well, Pusser’s owns the trademark for the painkiller, but unlike others, allows use if you specify their rum. I don’t have a problem with that, because I love their rum and it makes a great painkiller.

Everyone has a story about being overserved with painkillers, but I’m not going to share mine. It’s about a certain someone at an anniversary dinner and you know who you are!

  • Author: TJ
  • Yield: 2 1x


  • 4, 6 or 8 ounces Pusser’s British Navy Rum (makes 2)
  • 8 oz pineapple juice
  • 2 oz orange juice
  • 2 oz cream of coconut
  • Big pinch of freshly grated nutmeg
  • Pineapple wedge garnish – optional
  • 1 whole ripe pineapple


  1. Cut the top off the pineapple and set aside
  2. Cut the core and center of the pineapple to make your container
  3. Juice the pineapple and reserve
  4. Add rum, pineapple juice, orange juice and cream of coconut to an ice filled shaker
  5. Add a few cubes of ice to the pineapple shell
  6. Shake well to combine the ingredients and pour into the pineapple shell
  7. Insert two straws and garnish with two parasol pics
  8. Place the pineapple top partially over the shell and secure wih bamboo pics
  9. Sprinkle with nutmeg and enjoy!

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