A rum cocktail so delicious they had to trademark it. No, we aren’t joking.
Made by Jena Ellenwood, trademarked by Pusser’s Rum
Listen up because this is important: if you put this Piña Colada riff on a menu, you best be making it with Pusser’s Rum. The Painkiller cocktail was originally concocted at the Soggy Dollar bar in the 1970s, it was so amazing that Pusser’s slapped a trademark on it in the 1980’s! Now if you are making this bevvy at home, have fun with your rum shelf! Try blending a few together to achieve tropical nirvana. Heck, hollow out a pineapple and use it as your glass. GO NUTS, you are on vacation…in your mind. But if you are putting it on a cocktail menu, well, we told you the rules.
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Let’s Get Shakin’
Special Tools: Jigger, Shakers, Measuring Spoons, Knife, Hand Juicer, Strainer, Blender (for ice crushing)
1 oz Cream of Coconut
1 oz Orange Juice
4 oz Pineapple Juice
2 oz Pusser’s Rum
For fancy pineapple cup:
Cut top off pineapple and save leaves for garnish. Scoop insides and blend, fine strain to remove pulp.
Rinse blender and use PULSE setting to crush ice.
- Combine ingredients in shaker tin
- Add 2 cubes and shake!
- Pour into Hurricane glass or hollow pineapple and top up with crushed ice
- Garnish with fresh grated nutmeg and pineapple leaves.
- Achieve vacation mode.
Cocktail flavor profile
Let me know what you discover, or if you would have rated it differently in the comments below…