Feel No Pain Cocktail Recipe (Painkiller Remix)

Hi there! Today I’m heading to Emu Bay on the remote Kangaroo Island off the south coast of Australia and will partaking in some vigorous water sport activity. Namely sea biscuiting!

Last time I did this with my cousin he managed to get me 6ft in the air followed by several cartwheels across the top of the water before coming to a stop which caused me quite a bit of pain in the following days. This time however – I have a secret weapon – the Feel No Pain cocktails!

Feel No Pain Rum Cocktail
Feel No Pain

The feel no pain is a remix of the well know rum cocktail known as the Painkiller. The Painkiller is a cocktail which was traditionally made by mixing dark rum, orange juice, pineapple juice and coconut cream. It is served over crushed ice and topped with nutmeg.

The Painkiller is reputed to have been created at the wonderfully named Soggy Dollar Bar on an island in the British Virgin Islands, but is now trademarked as the Pusser’s Painkiller. How it came to be known as this is a fascinating story and told in detail in an article named The Legendary Pusser’s Painkiller Rum Cocktail by Robert Burr over at Examiner.com.

Because of this controversy  and due to the fact I rarely have any Pussers on hand – I call the cocktail we’re making here the “Feel No Pain” Rum cocktail- that way I can use any rum I have handy in my home bar!!

The Feel No Pain rum cocktail is similar in taste and nature to a pina coloda, in that they both have rum, pineapple juice and coconut, with the addition of orange juice to balance the sweetness of the pineapple juice and we’ve thrown out the nutmeg for a more spicey cinnamon and added in some slided apple for garnish. Just remember to shake the coconut cream if you’re using the canned variety – otherwise you’ll get a nasty surprise (like I did).

The ratio of the Pineapple Juice, Coconut Cream, and Orange Juice is always 4 : 1 :1, with the rum component varying from 1 to 4 parts depending on how soon you want your pain relieved, or the intensity of your pain!

The basic recipe is:

Feel No Pain Rum Cocktail

4 parts pineapple juice (fresh is best)
1 part coconut cream (or milk if you are on a diet!)
1 part fresh orange juice
1, 2, 3, or 4 parts dark Rum

Some ground cinamon and a few slices of apple.

To prepare, mix the juices and coconut in a shaker, then add the rum. Stir, do not shake. Fill a glass with shaved ice, and pour
the mixture over this. Finish with some grated nutmeg.  
A couple of these and you will definitely not feel any pain!

I didn’ have any apple or cinnamon when I made one this morning, but please enjoy the view in the background instead! 😉




  1. says

    The infamous drink we’re known for throughout the Caribbean. A delightful blend of Pusser’s Rum, pineapple juice, orange juice, and cream of coconut, served on the rocks with an orange slice and a cherry, then topped off with freshly grated nutmeg.

  2. says

    Most places outside of Pusser’s make painkillers with Cruzan rum. Kind of the anti-corporate thing. Stumbled onto a Capt. Morgan, coco loco, pineapple and oj blend out of necessity. Ahhh variety in life. Will ask Soggy Dollar to make one that way in June 2007.

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