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Painkiller
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The Painkiller is a tropical cocktail that offers a blend of sweet and creamy flavors with a Caribbean twist. It traditionally features a rich combination of pineapple juice, orange juice, ... more The Painkiller is a tropical cocktail that offers a blend of sweet and creamy flavors with a Caribbean twist. It traditionally features a rich combination of pineapple juice, orange juice, and coconut cream, which together create a smooth, fruity, and refreshing drink. It's usually served in a highball glass, creating a vacation-like experience regardless of the setting. The Painkiller is adorned with a sprinkle of nutmeg on top, adding a warm, spicy note that perfectly complements its cool sweetness. This cocktail is a popular choice for those looking to enjoy the essence of tropical flavors in a single sip.
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Pineapple Juice
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Nutmeg
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Highball glass

Ingredients

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Cocktail Colin says:

4/5

The Painkiller is a quintessential tropical escape in a glass, brilliantly combining the sweetness of pineapple juice with the smooth zest of orange juice, all smoothed out by the luxurious creaminess of coconut cream. This concoction is a symphony of flavors that transports you straight to the Caribbean shores, with the nutmeg garnish playing a key role in bringing a subtle spiciness that perfectly counters the sweet and creamy undernotes.

Method
How to make a Painkiller

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Add all the ingredients to a cocktail shaker with ice
Shake well and strain into a highball glass over ice
Garnish with a sprinkle of nutmeg and serve

Learn more about some of the mixology terms used in this cocktail

·  Shake  ·  Strain  ·  Highball  ·  Garnish  · 

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FAQ's

ORIGINS_HISTORY

What is the origin of the Painkiller cocktail?

The Painkiller cocktail originates from the British Virgin Islands in the 1970s. It was first created at the Soggy Dollar Bar on the Island of Jost Van Dyke. The drink became immensely popular in the Caribbean and is known for its tropical, refreshing taste.

ALCOHOL_CONTENT_COMPARISON

Can the Painkiller cocktail be made with alcohol, despite the given alcohol content being 0%?

Yes, the traditional Painkiller cocktail actually contains rum. The version provided with 0% alcohol content appears to be a non-alcoholic adaptation. Typically, to make it alcoholic, dark or navy rum is added to the mix of pineapple juice, orange juice, and coconut cream.

INGREDIENT_SPECIFICS

What is the significance of using a highball glass for the Painkiller?

A highball glass is used for the Painkiller cocktail to accommodate the volume of the non-alcoholic ingredients and to allow enough space for ice, which keeps the drink cold. It's also a common choice for long drinks that are meant to be sipped and savored.

FAQ

Is there a specific type of coconut cream recommended for the Painkiller cocktail?

While there's no strict rule on the type of coconut cream to use, a high-quality, full-fat coconut cream is recommended for the best taste and consistency. Coconut cream adds to the cocktail's tropical flavor and creamy texture, so choosing one that is well-suited for mixing drinks would provide the best results.

CUSTOMIZATION_IDEAS

How can I adjust the sweetness of the Painkiller if I find it too sweet or not sweet enough?

To adjust the sweetness of the Painkiller, you can modify the amount of pineapple juice or orange juice, as both contribute to the drink's sweetness. If it's too sweet, try reducing the pineapple juice slightly or add a bit more coconut cream. If it's not sweet enough, increase the pineapple juice or add a small amount of simple syrup until the desired sweetness is achieved.

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