Animated Recipe: Painkiller Cocktail

Tropical vibes abound in this GIF guide to making this refreshing mixed drink

While we fully believe that moderation is key to leading a healthy and happy lifestyle, there’s no harm in a cocktail every now and then—especially when they’re made with fresh, quality ingredients. This is a take on the British Virgin Islands’ drink of choice: the Painkiller. This cocktail, made famous by Pusser’s Rum, will transport you from cramped apartment kitchen to the breezy beaches.


¼ orange + peel

2 oz pineapple juice, no added sugar

2 oz rum (we used Sag Harbor Rum)

1 ounce coconut milk

½ teaspoon your favorite sweetener (optional)

crushed ice

whole nutmeg

Muddle ¼ orange.

Add pineapple juice, rum, coconut milk and sweetener (if using).


Pour over crushed ice.

Garnish with freshly grated nutmeg.

And also orange zest. Enjoy.

Chef Nikki is the founder of Mostly Vegan, a health food consultancy based in NYC. Previously, she was the executive chef at the acclaimed raw vegan restaurant Pure Food and Wine. You can find her at, on Instagram at @mostlyvegan or contact her via email at nikki[at]mostlyvegan[dot]com