Over the previous month, I have tasted some of the best food Charleston has to offer as well as skiing a double black diamond in Utah. Unfortunately, on one of the last runs in Utah I fractured my wrist. This made life interesting, as I am not able to do most of my favorite activities including making cocktails. Luckily, my parents are very supportive of my passions and have offered a helping hand for stirring and making cocktails.

Now believe it or not fracturing one’s wrist is rather painful. Since Advil and Tylenol only goes so far, I have been searching for the perfect painkiller. It is important to call out that when I say painkiller, I do not mean a drug but rather a famous cocktail originating from the Soggy Dollar Bar in the British Virgin Islands. The Painkiller is an easy to make and incredibly tasty cocktail that transports you instantaneously to the beautiful beaches of the Virgin Islands. I had my first Painkiller cocktail in Charleston and have been hooked ever since. The drink is a combination of Rum, pineapple juice, a splash of orange juice, and Cream of Coconut. It’s refreshing, tropical, and fruity without being too sweet or feeling one is drinking straight sugar.

The Painkiller

A cocktail that instantly transports you to the British Virgin Islands.
Cook Time 5 minutes
Servings 1


  • 1 oz Orange Juice
  • 4 oz Pineapple Juice
  • 2+ oz Rum
  • Splash of "Cream of Coconut"


  • Add all ingredients to a shaker with ice. Shake till chilled and serve over ice.

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