Richard Boccato, Dutch Kills | Long Island City, NY

With coconut cream, pineapple juice, orange juice and a Virgin Islands birthplace sometime in the 1970s, this rum-based cocktail is a tropical drink to the core. There’s some dispute over which bartender created this twist on the Piña Colada (generally the credit goes to Daphne Henderson of the Soggy Dollar Bar), but there’s no question as to who owns it: Pusser’s Rum, who trademarked the Painkiller name in the 1990s.


Serving: 1

  • 1 1/2 ounces Virgin Islands rum
  • 1 1/2 ounces pineapple juice, fresh
  • 1/2 ounce orange juice, fresh
  • 3/4 ounce cream of coconut

Garnish: freshly grated nutmeg

  1. Add all ingredients to a cocktail shaker.
  2. Do not add ice, but shake well.
  3. Pour into a snifter and top with crushed ice.
  4. Garnish generously with grated nutmeg.