We love our tiki bars! The vibe is always colorful and full of life. Each drink brings us back to our family Hawaii vacations, and you can’t deny that the tiki mugs are pretty fun. We invite you to experience a taste of paradise with our crowd pleasing painkiller cocktail. This tropical libation combines the perfect balance of rum, pineapple, orange, and coconut flavors, transporting you to sun soaked beaches and palm trees. Sip on the essence of the tropics and let the painkiller whisk you away to a state of pure relaxation and bliss. Be sure to check out the suggested pairing at the bottom!

how to make a painkiller


  • 2 oz rum
  • 4 oz pineapple juice
  • 1 oz coconut cream
  • 1 oz fresh orange juice
  • ½ oz fresh lime juice
  • pineapple slice, for garnish


In a cocktail shaker, combine all ingredients with ice. Shake until chilled. Strain into your favorite tiki mug filled with ice. Garnish with a pineapple slice.

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For the coconut cream, we recommend using Coco Lopez or Coco Real. Both options are good. Traditionally, the painkiller is served with Pusser’s rum, a recreation of the British Royal Navy rum. But, most of us don’t have that so just use whatever works best for you! A couple of things to keep in mind …

  1. Adjust the rum and fruit juice ratios to suit your taste preference.
  2. Freshly squeezed orange juice and citrus adds an extra burst of flavor.
  3. Garnish with a pineapple wedge and sprinkle of nutmeg for a tropical presentation.
  4. Be careful, the painkiller’s smooth taste can be deceiving – it’s a potent cocktail! Enjoy responsibly.
  5. Serve it in a tiki mug to bring some extra flair to it!

Suggested Pairing for a painkiller

Why not keep the island vibes going with an ahi tuna poke pairing? The cocktail’s tropical flavors complement the fresh savory taste of the poke, creating a delectable harmony that transports you to an island paradise. The fruity and refreshing notes of the painkiller enhance the vibrant flavors of the poke. Indulge in this dynamic duo and embark on a delicious tropical journey!



Hi there, 
We are Elise and Evan and we're so glad you are here! Cheffing up tasty bites and sips is our love language and we are very happy to share these recipes with you. We both have valuable restaurant experience and have learned a thing or two about making tasty bites and sips. Through Carnelian Cooks we are sharing all of our tips and tricks! Please provide a comment or feedback below on any recipes that you give a try. 

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