Here’s a 1970’s classic that is sure to drown any and all of your sorrows.

The Painkiller was first made in the British Virgin Island’s with Pusser’s Navy Rum. You may have noticed it on several menus with the numbers #2, #3 and #4 after the title, which indicates how many ounces of rum are used. It’s essentially a boozier Pina Colada and it’s quite difficult to be depressed while drinking one.

Originally written for VinePair

Painkiller cocktail recipe


2–4 oz of Pusser’s Navy Rum

4 oz unsweetened pineapple juice

1 oz freshly squeezed orange juice

1 oz cream of coconut


Combine ingredients in a cocktail shaker with plenty of crushed ice. Shake well then dump the entire contents of the shaker into your drinking vessel of choice. Generously top with nutmeg and garnish with pineapple fronds and an orange wedge.