Bloody Painkiller

Bloody Painkiller is a variation of the Caribbean  Painkiller cocktail,  this one using blood  orange juice as part of the mix.

Bloody Painkiller

Bloody Painkiller

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.
Bloody Painkiller

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.

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Bloody Painkiller

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Bloody  Painkiller

Bloody Painkiller

Sue Lau
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Prep Time 5 minutes
Course Beverages, Cocktails
Cuisine Caribbean
Servings 1


  • 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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3 responses

  1. I am pleasantly surprised by your cocktail. When I saw the name I thought it was going to be tomato based and I couldn’t wrap my head around tomatoes and pineapple LOL.

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