Pusser’s Painkiller #2

Pusser’s Painkiller #2

2 parts Pusser’s rum
3 parts pineapple juice
1 part orange juice
1 part cream of coconut
Rim glass with nutmeg

Did you know Tommy Bahama has a restaurant as well as a clothing line? Neither did we. And it really isn’t bad. This Painkiller #2 came from their establishment in Wailea, Maui.

Unlike other numbered cocktails, all versions of the Painkiller have the same list of ingredients. The number tells you how many parts rum to use - the standard Painkillers being Nos. 2, 3, and 4, according to Pusser’s website:

If you followed that link, you’ll notice we used a different recipe. The drink at Tommy’s was less sweet than you’d expect with four parts pineapple juice. Three seems more probable. Our version of the recipe comes from Art of Drink:

The post on the other side of that link gives a good run-down of the recipe’s history, too. If you’re going to make this drink, take Darcy’s advice and don’t skimp on the nutmeg. A little dash of Yankee winter flavor really brings out the tropics in this one.