September is National Pain Awareness Month and, being a cocktail lover, my mind went right to the Painkiller Cocktail. Created in the 1970s at the Soggy Dollar Bar in the British Virgin Islands, the Painkiller is basically an orange Piña Colada.
Technically, if you make this with anything other than Pusser's Rum, you can't call it a Painkiller because Pusser's trademarked the drink in 1989 with their rum in the recipe. Pusser's, by the way, was named after the purser (or pusser) who gave out the Royal Navy's daily daily tot (aka rum ration)
2 Oz. Pusser’s Rum
4 Oz. Fresh Pineapple Juice
1 Oz. Fresh Orange Juice
1 Oz. Cream of Coconut
Wedge of Pineapple
Optional Cocktail Cherry
Blend ingredients with a cup of ice until smooth and creamy.