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(@lmcneil1125)
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Ok, so I have been to St.John 4 times going again NEXT June and this is the first time I have been reading from this board about Painkillers. All Im getting is it is a must try while there and possibly a strong drink. Could someone please explain to me what exactly this painkiller is please? Im up for trying any fruity drink and if this is a drink how do you ask for one? Do you say a painkiller please and they throw you a bottle of pills? lol And what flavors can you get if this is a drink? Thanks, Leslie

 
Posted : May 4, 2007 8:29 am
(@grannydebi)
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Leslie, in an effort to "ease your pain", the painkiller is in fact a fruity concoction made with Rum, Cream of Coconut, Pinapple juice, Orange Juice with a little nutmeg sprinkled on top. The massive amount of Rum is covered up with the various juices. It is delicious, it will kill your pain (temporarily, until tomorrow) and all bartenders on St. John will know how to make it, and they will not throw bottles of pills at you while you wait. Have fun and keep the painkillers comin!

 
Posted : May 4, 2007 8:39 am
(@mountaineer-girl)
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The Painkiller was orginated at the "Soggy Dollar Bar" on Jost Van Dyke, and their recipe is supposedly a secret. It is mostly made with orange juice, pineapple juice, cream of coconut, rum and grated nutmeg. After having 3 of them at the SD Bar a couple weeks ago, we mixed up some in our room at our resort and they were damn near the same thing. The only thing we did different is used coconut rum, but I swear it was a good as theirs haha! They use Pusser's dark rum I think, not sure. Duffy's Love Shack makes an awesome one, but its not quite the same - a little creamier, more foofoo I thought. Definitely have one or two or three and yes every bartender in the VI's will know exactly what you're talking about if you order one.

also must try a Bushwacker!

you can get recipes for these drinks on www.webtender.com I think. and the website for Pusser's rum had the painkiller recipe if I'm not mistaken.

enjoy!!

 
Posted : May 4, 2007 8:43 am
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The Original Painkiller
Originated and Perfected at Sandcastle's Soggy Dollar Bar in the 1970's, this smooth, full-flavored rum cocktail has become the essence of Caribbean imbibing.

The correct concoction of premium dark Rum, Cream of Coconut, Pineapple and Orange Juice (proportions are secret), topped with fresh grated Grenadian Nutmeg makes the swim (no dock) to the Soggy Dollar Bar worth the effort.

Perhaps it's the setting of White Bay, the thirst from the swim, the perfect blend, or just because of the tradition of the Original Painkiller at the Soggy Dollar… whatever the reason, Welcome and Enjoy.

 
Posted : May 4, 2007 8:45 am
 Lysa
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Painkillers go down smooth and are really easy to make (no blender required)!

I recently made a batch with the recipe below. I bought a big plastic jug, added a bunch of ice cubes, added liquid ingredients, shook it up, poured and ground some nutmeg over the top.

Painkiller recipe (Serves 10 conservatively, 5 generously)

Scale ingredients to servings
20 oz Pusser's® dark rum
10 oz cream of coconut
40 oz pineapple juice
10 oz orange juice

Shake or stir ingredients, and pour over ice in a tall glass. Sprinkle nutmeg on top, and serve,

 
Posted : May 4, 2007 9:36 am
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The first one I ever had was at a bar called Stixx on St.Croix. It was made with 151 rum. Yikes..... That bartender almost killed me. It was in a big 16 oz glass and I think he put in at least 8 oz. of 151. It was on a nice sunny Sunday afternoon and when my wife asked for a fruity drink , I asked the bartender how he made a Painkiller. He told me what was in it and I said it sounded like a sissy drink. He then said " Oh yeah, tough guy,let me see you drink two of them"!!. He won, I lost.......................

 
Posted : May 4, 2007 3:31 pm
(@c_cmom)
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OK, while I'm no expert, I have been practicing for departure this month...

I personally like to use light rum (just my preference) with the above ingredients, and blend it in the blender with ice. Completely excellent.

Do the professionals there blend these, or are the authentic ones served in the VI's always shaken or stirred? If I asked for one "blended', would I be removed from the premises or just laughed at?

 
Posted : May 4, 2007 6:59 pm
(@lmcneil1125)
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Well this all sounds real good. I cant wait to try it. Do all of the St.John bars and restaurants serve Painkillers?

 
Posted : May 4, 2007 7:24 pm
(@ccasebolt)
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Waterguy - sounds like you kept a Soggy Dollar cup too 🙂

 
Posted : May 4, 2007 7:59 pm
(@vi-lover)
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Painkillers are served in essentially all VI bars; they are stirred/lightly shaken ...... and delicious!!!

 
Posted : May 4, 2007 8:57 pm
(@connie)
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The first time I came across a painkiller was in Freeport, Bahamas. We found the "Painkiller bar" and noticed that they had a 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5 painkiller...meaning that was the number of shots put into it. I sat down next to a girl that had a "3 and she was totally wasted. Unfortunately, she came to freeport on a cruise. She missed it and really didn't even care. That was the day I learned the meaning of a Painkiller..she didn't even care.

 
Posted : May 4, 2007 9:34 pm
(@vi-lover)
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I'm a bushwacker fan myself, but my wife developed quite an affection for Painkillers on our last trip. I think she sampled one at every bar we visited (and many on JVD at both Soggy Dollar and Ivan's)!

 
Posted : May 4, 2007 10:06 pm
(@lmcneil1125)
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Thanks Connie, I can so see myself ordering a #3 and will do that except we wont miss a cruiseship. We will be right on St.John. Oh how I cant wait for next June.

 
Posted : May 5, 2007 8:40 am
(@connie)
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Next June?? I remember that feeling. This time next week we'll be on the plane flying into St. Thomas. Really can't wait for that.

I haven't seen a number applied to the painkillers in St Thomas or St John. You just order one and get "it". They really are tasty but i bet the calories for one is unbelievable. Nice and creamy, like a pina colada. That nutmet definetly makes it.

We got the grocery godesses and maybe I should just get the ingrediants to make it at our villa.

On another note....the pictures on these passports are so funny. One looks like pablo escobar, one looks like a drug dealer and another one looks like they've been in the sun too long.

 
Posted : May 5, 2007 11:45 am
(@mountaineer-girl)
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my sister and I mixed up Painkillers last night, and we did it in the blender. We used Capt Morgan's dark (as my bottle of Cruzan dark was broken coming back from STT last week). anyhoo - they were delicious! My sister also likes to float a little extra dark rum on top! I didn't really measure - just eyeballed it. can't really screw it up - its good however you mix the ingredients.

 
Posted : May 5, 2007 12:21 pm

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