The Painkiller, that classic rum drink of the Caribbean that rose to fame nearly 50 years ago at the famous Soggy Dollar Bar on Jost Van Dyke. The popular tropical drink is a bucket list for many who arrive at White Bay and make the swim to shore. Without a boat dock, most folks obviously arrive wet – hence the name: Soggy Dollar.
Until you can sip from the shores of St. John, bring the experience to your taste buds and mix-up your own Painkillers at home. Take it to the next level and give a nod to the cocktail’s birth year by turning-up a little disco. Pull out the beach chair, put on your swimsuit, and you’re nearly here. According to the official Soggy Dollar website, a proper Painkiller is made as follows:
- 1 oz Premium dark rum
- 1 oz Cream of coconut
- Pineapple + orange juice (proportions are a Soggy Dollar secret)
- Top with grated nutmeg
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