Painkillers in Paradise
Pusser’s Painkiller, Soggy Dollar Bar
Jimmy Buffet may have been partial to cheeseburgers in paradise, but we prefer painkillers in paradise, instead. We’re talking about the famous Caribbean cocktail, of course, which was invented in the 1970s at the world-famous Soggy Dollar. Located upon the white-sand beaches of Jost Van Dyke, one of the tiniest islands in the BVIs, the waterfront Soggy Dollar bar is only accessible via boat (or rigorous swimming), so the currency is appropriately wet upon arrival. Our preferred means of arrival at the Soggy Dollar is via a sailing charter from the Bitter End Yacht Club, one of our favorite resorts in the West Indies.
And seeing how the Bitter End just reopened late last year — after some extensive rebuilding in the wake of 2017’s Hurricane Irma — we can’t think of a better way to celebrate than by mixing a glass of the signature drink of the British Virgin Islands. (Well, perhaps a slightly better celebration would be to book one of the resort’s brand-new overwater bungalows — a first for the BVIs — but let’s drink first, plan later). Cheers to not-so-bitter endings in the BVIs and to mentally transporting ourselves to the tropics via the perfect rum cocktail. It’s 5 o’clock somewhere.
– 2 ounces Pusser’s Rum
– 4 ounces pineapple juice
– 1 ounce orange juice
– 1 ounce cream of coconut
– 2 dashes fresh nutmeg
– 1 pineapple slice, for garnish
1. Shake. 2. Strain. 3. Serve.