DOTW: The Painkiller

Posted by Anita on 10.13.06 8:24 AM

De Loose MongooseMeeta at What’s for Lunch Honey? is hosting this month’s Mixology Monday:

Topic for this event is Exotic Drinks — from the Bahama Mamas you order while on vacation to the ongoing exploration of Grog Log, this event is for the colorful, the relaxing, the vibrant.

Careful observers will note that today’s actually Friday, but DOTW traditions must go on! Just call us slightly ahead of the curve.

Picking our favorite exotic cocktail is easy: We stumbled — perhaps a bit too literally — onto the Painkiller during our first trip to Tortola, ages ago, at a beachfront bar called De Loose Mongoose (pictured above) The running joke as we mixed them up on the guest-house porch of Mermaid Villa was “hey, go easy on the orange juice!”… because the rum was so damned cheap and the OJ was imported by air from Puerto Rico.

MxMo ExoticThe Painkiller
4 ounces unsweetened pineapple juice
1 ounce orange juice
1 ounce Coco Lopez coconut cream
2 to 4 ounces dark rum (preferably Pusser’s)
whole nutmeg

Mix all ingredients together, then pour into a highball glass filled with ice. Top with a grating of fresh nutmeg, and garnish with a wedge of pineapple, if desired.

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Comment by Asha

Nutmeg sounds good in that!!:))

Posted on 10.18.06 at 7:24AM

Comment by Anita

Oh, it *is* good. Of course, you can make a Painkiller without the nutmeg shaving, but ‘taint the same.

Posted on 10.18.06 at 7:38AM

Comment by Brilynn

Spices in drinks are such a great addition.

Posted on 10.18.06 at 9:36AM

Comment by Michael C

Ditto to that – it sounds just alright until you get to the nutmeg … and that makes it sound wonderful! Can’t wait to try it.

Posted on 10.18.06 at 12:36PM

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[...] Darryl from Natural Born Cynic brought out the heavy guns with a Painkiller, which he describes as a “pina colada on steroids” and which he read about on Married … With Dinner. Any thoughts that the party might end early and quietly died with the appearance of a drink fortified with three ounces of rum. [...]

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Comment by Natural Born Cynic » Mixology Monday: Painkiller

[…]One of my favorites is Married…with dinner, authored by Anita and Cameron, two self-described “San Fransisco food dorks” who know from great cocktails. One of their recent entries concerned the Painkiller, a delightful tropical highball that I think can only fairly be described as a Pina Colada on steroids. […]

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