The Frozen Painkiller Cocktail

The Frozen Painkiller cocktail
The Frozen Painkiller cocktail / Photo by Meg Baggott

Courtesy Tyler Beckstead, co-owner, The Longboard, St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands

The smallest of the three U.S. Virgin Islands, St. John’s is known for the pristine national parkland that occupies two-thirds of its surface. There’s also great diving to take in the abundant sea life around its neighboring coral reefs. While St. John isn’t recognized for rum production, it’s still an excellent place to indulge in a frosty rum drink like this blended version of the classic Painkiller.

Five Beach-Ready Cocktails
  • 1 cup pineapple juice
  • 2 ounces cream of coconut
  • 2 ounces fresh-squeezed orange juice
  • 4 ounces Pusser's Rum
  • Fresh-grated nutmeg, for garnish

Combine all ingredients in a blender with 1½ cups ice. Purée until smooth. Pour into highball glass. Garnish with nutmeg and serve with straw.

Published on May 29, 2018
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Kara Newman reviews spirits and writes about spirits and cocktail trends for Wine Enthusiast. She’s the author of several cocktail books, including Shake.Stir.Sip., NIGHTCAP: More than 40 Cocktails to Close Out Any Evening and Cocktails With a Twist, released August 2019. Email:

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