The Painkiller is a rum cocktail variation of a Piña Colada. Its origins date back to the 1970s where Daphne Henderson created it at the Soggy Dollar Bar on the island of Jost Van Dyke in the British Virgin Islands. The drink was later trademarked by Prusser’s Rum in 1989.
Its layer of boozy rum is combined with pineapple juice, orange juice, and cream of coconut make the Painkiller a rich and fruity cocktail. Its name suggests it has soothing abilities to cure what ails you. More likely this tropical drink’s power lies in the feeling of being transported to a tropical island where your troubles can melt away.
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