Bloody Painkiller is a variation of the Caribbean Painkiller cocktail, this one using blood orange juice as part of the mix.
By Sue Lau | Palatable Pastime
Bloody Painkiller is my recipe of the day with the blogging group Improv Cooking.
I am sharing a variation on the “Painkiller”. This is a tropical cocktail using Pusser rum that is attributed to George and Marie Myrick of the Soggy Dollar Bar. They opened their place in the British Virgin Islands on Jost van Dyke in the 1970’s.
It is a smooth drink with a wicked sneak. And it’s one of my favs. In this variation I am using blood orange juice to add some color. And give it a humorous name with a British sense of humor. It is from the BVI after all.
Painkiller vs. Pina Colada
There is a bit of difference between these two drinks, although both are smooth and creamy. The painkiller has the orange juice in it which adds a different citrus edge.
Also, the Pina Colada generally uses white rum while the Painkiller uses a dark navy rum.
Can I make this by the pitcher?
You can certainly increase the quantities of ingredients to make for a serving pitcher to set on the table.
Just be careful your guests don’t pour too much! As I said, these are wicked smooth, go down fast, and do sneak.
Improv Cooking Challenge
- Bloody Painkiller from Palatable Pastime
- Goldilocks Cocktail from A Day in the Life on the Farm
- Homemade Pineapple Rum from Sneha’s Recipe
- Coconut Pineapple Mojito Cocktails from Cookaholic Wife
- Pineapple Rum Granita from Culinary Adventures with Camilla
- Pineapple Tiramisu from Magical Ingredients
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- 4 ounces unsweetened pineapple juice
- 1 ounce blood orange juice
- 1 ounce Coco Lopez coconut cream
- 2 & 1/2 ounces Pusser's navy rum (or other Navy rum)
- 1 cup crushed ice
- cinnamon and nutmeg (to garnish)
- Add ice and liquid ingredients to a cocktail shaker and shake vigorously for 15-20 seconds.
- Pour into serving glass and sprinkle with cinnamon and nutmeg to taste.
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