Happy 2020! I’m so excited to see what this new year holds and what better way to kick things off than with a delicious tropical cocktail recipe? The team over at Kōloa Rum challenged me to create a drink recipe that would be delicious served in a pineapple. That sounded easy enough — everything tastes better in a pineapple chalice, right? Right! Today’s Pacific Painkiller Cocktail is a blend of three juices, three rums, and a whole lot of Hawaiian flair. If you love a traditional painkiller, you’re going to love this twist!
Pacific Painkiller Cocktail With Kōloa Rum
For this drink, I used three different types of Kōloa Rum to get an extra warm mouth feel, especially if you can’t quite make it to Hawaii. I chose Kōloa Dark Rum, Gold Rum and Coconut Rum. If that feels a little bit too much for anyone considering making this one at home, omit one of the flavors, but be sure to remember the liquor to juice ratio.
One note that is pretty important — this is a large cocktail that is better suited for two people. If consumed by just one person, it is the equivalent of almost three cocktails. Please drink responsibly.
Kōloa Rum Painkiller Recipe
To make this Pacific Painkiller Cocktail With Kōloa Rum at home, you will need:
1 large pineapple, hollowed
1 oz. Kōloa Gold Rum
2 oz. Kōloa Coconut Rum
2 oz. Kōloa Dark Rum
4 oz. pineapple juice, chilled
2 oz. POG juice (passion, orange, guava — found in most Hawaii-based grocery stores), chilled
1 oz. cream of coconut
1. In a large shaker with ice, combine all ingredients and shake well.
2. Pour cocktail into hollowed pineapple.
NOTE: A normal ‘painkiller’ cocktail, you would pour over crushed ice, but I found the ice to melt very quickly inside the pineapple, so I would not recommend it for this drink.
3. Grab a friend and enjoy!
There are so many different ways that you could make this version of a Painkiller your own — switching out juice flavors, adding more of one specific rum flavor, etc. No matter how you make it, I hope you enjoy it! If you don’t live in Hawaii, you can snag a bottle or two of Kōloa Rum online.
Special thanks to Kōloa Rum for sponsoring this cocktail series.