dark or gold rum
- Shake ingredients well with ice in cocktail shaker.
- Strain into a hurricane glass over fresh ice. Garnish with grated nutmeg.
Paradise is living close enough to a tropical-themed bar that keeps a frozen margarita machine whirring in the back to dispense quick hits of Painkiller. Reality is realizing you might need to learn how to make a Painkiller at home, too, to bring paradise even closer. Desperate times call for powerful rum drinks. With four ingredients, none of them the least bit subtle, the Painkiller cocktail is all about balance—bright, citric tang and sweet, complex rum layered over a base of creamy coconut.
Our version of balance means skewing towards rum as the dominate flavor. Hence, the three ounces of whatever amber- or dark brown-colored rum you have (more on that in a second). Should you define balance differently, you can knock that down to two-and-a-half ounces. Use fresh juice when you can. A dusting of nutmeg across the top is a nice final flourish, but extra credit for stylistic flair—pineapple fronds, orange slices, flaming tiki torches, whatever. Pain, killed. At least, until the glass is drained.
A Little Background
快乐飞艇开奖appThe Painkiller is actually a trademarked cocktail, known as the "official cocktail of the British Virgin Islands," from whence it came in the early 1970s. Pusser's is the company that owns the trademark, and the maker of Pusser's Royal Navy rum for the official Painkiller, which follows a slightly different recipe. The story with that rum goes: Up until 1970, the British Royal Navy issued its sailors a daily allotment of rum, handed out by the ship's purser, which was garbled into "pusser." Pusser's rum is made in the image of that British Navy rum—rich, dark. You won't find officially sanctioned rum among Her Majesty's finest these days, but you'll still find many a Painkiller in BVI.
If You Like This, Try These
The Painkiller is little more than a Piña Colada and then some, so start there. Then, it's onto other tropical rum drinks, like the formidable Zombie, the sweet Mai Tai, and the very basic but very good Daiquiri. In that group as well is the Dark and Stormy, which also bears the distinction of being a trademarked cocktail.
What You Need
快乐飞艇开奖appHere’s what you need to do a Painkiller justice, beyond what you might be able to dig out of the fridge or cupboard.