Straight from the Soggy Dollar Bar
The Soggy Dollar Bar on Jost Van Dyke Island in the British Virgin Islands is the home of the world famous Painkiller, a glorious dark rum and coconut milk concoction topped with fresh grated nutmeg. The bar is called the Soggy Dollar because there are no docks. You sail into the bay, find a mooring and swim in to the bar. The swim transforms crisp Georges into soggy dollars, thus the name Soggy Dollar Bar.
It is all good
The bar, the bay and the drink are all very very good. The Soggy Dollar is nestled in beautiful White Bay. When sitting on the beach in front of the bar, or perhaps playing their infamous Ring Game, Painkillers go down very very smoothly.
Fortunately we know the recipe
Taking a trip to the Soggy Dollar is of course the best way to experience a Painkiller, but you can enjoy one in the comfort of your own home. Nothing like a Painkiller to bring the tropics home and welcome the warm weather season.
- This recipe is for a single cocktail. If you are making it for a crowd, just remember 2 parts dark rum, 2 parts pineapple juice, 1 part orange juice and 1 part Coco Lopez coconut cream. Mix it all up in a pitcher, pour into cups of ice. I prefer using fresh squeezed orange juice.
- In the Carribean they use Pusser's rum, a single malt dark rum for Pain Killers. If you can't get Pusser's, use the best dark rum you can get your hands on.
- The key is fresh grated nutmeg. See my post on how to grate fresh nutmeg.
Yield 1 cocktail
The Soggy Dollar Bar on Jost Van Dyke Island in the British Virgin Islands is the home of the world famous Pain Killer, a glorious dark rum and coconut milk concoction topped with fresh grated nutmeg.
- 2 ounces Pusser's or other dark rum
- 2 ounces pineapple juice
- 1 ounce fresh orange juice
- 1 ounce Coco Lopez coconut cream
- Grating of fresh nutmeg
- Stir first four ingredients together in a cocktail shaker. Pour into an ice filled glass. Grate fresh nutmeg on top.