A Pain Killer Drink will definitely knock out any pain you’re feeling! This is our new favorite drink recipe, made with orange and pineapple juices, rum, and coconut.
If you’re a Disneyland lover, this is also a copycat recipe from the Lamplight Lounge. Bring the parks (or the tropics) home to you!
A few weeks ago my husband and I went to Disneyland together for the California Adventure Food Festival. One of the activities offered at the festival are mixology classes, so I signed us up for the rum class.
During the class we got to make one of the drinks at the Lamplight Lounge under the watchful eye of some of the bartenders that work at the lounge. It was really fun and the drink was really good – so I wanted to make it for all of you.
In Disneyland, this drink is called the Scream Canister (from Monsters, Inc.) but when I googled the ingredients I realized that the proper name for it is the Pain Killer Cocktail.
I figured…we could all use a little pain killer right now…right?
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What is a Pain Killer Drink?
The traditional Pain Killer Cocktail is the signature drink of Pusser’s Rum and is often associated (and served) at “tiki” establishments. It really does remind you of the tropics!
There is one difference between the traditional recipe and this one: nutmeg. The original recipe has a dash of nutmeg on the top, whereas this Scream Canister version has a spritz or dash of bitters. Otherwise, it’s basically the same thing.
Why is it called a Pain Killer? Because trust me, with just a sip or two you’ll be feeling no pain!
Ingredients in a Pain Killer Cocktail
Here’s what you need to make a Pain Killer:
- Orange Juice
- Pineapple Juice
- No lime juice, ha!
- Spiced Rum
- Cream of Coconut
(I don’t know why I put lime juice in the photo, so ignore that, haha. Probably because it’s garnished with a lime.)
Cream of Coconut is a sweet thick coconut mixture that you can find in the alcohol mixer aisle. There is no alcohol in it, but it’s mostly used in cocktails, which is why it’s in that aisle.
Spiced rum (aka the brown one) is the rum we used in the recipe, but if you only have light rum, you can use that.
If you can’t find the cream of coconut, just use coconut rum in place of the spiced rum. It’ll give the same flavor, but the drink won’t be as thick and creamy looking.
You add the dash of bitters at the end before serving, but we preferred the drink without the bitters.
Cocktail Mixing Tips
One of the tips the bartenders at Disney gave us was to make sure and add the ingredients to your cocktail mixer in order of importance/cost, which means, do the rum last. (This ensures that, if you make a mistake, you’re not wasting alcohol.)
Another tip we learned is that you need to shake your cocktail longer than you think you do. They had us shake for a full 20 seconds or so!
How to make a pitcher of a Pain Killer Drink
It’s best to make these cocktails to order, so to speak. The cream of coconut won’t stay mixed with the juices in a pitcher.
If you do want to make a pitcher, then omit the cream of coconut and use coconut rum instead of the spiced rum. Then the ingredients would be:
- 1 ½ cups each orange and pineapple juices
- 2 cups coconut rum
- 2 dashes bitters (optional)
Put in a pitcher over ice.
A Painkiller Cocktail, aka Scream Canister, is a great way to pretend you’re either on a beach in the tropics or at Disneyland…whichever is more your style!
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Pain Killer Cocktail Recipe
- 1.5 ounces orange juice
- 1.5 ounces pineapple juice
- 1 ounce cream of coconut
- 2 ounces spiced rum
- Dash bitters, Optional
- Lime slice, pineapple wedge, cherry for garnish
- Add orange and pineapple juice, cream of coconut and rum to a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake and pour over ice in tall glass. Garnish with a slice of pineapple, slice of lime and a cherry.
- Substitution: if you don't have the cream of coconut, substitute coconut rum for the spiced rum.
- Want to make a pitcher? Omit cream of coocnut and use coocnut rum in place of spiced rum. Mix 1 ½ cups each orange and pineapple juices with 2 cups rum and 2 dashes bitters in a pitcher over ice.
Nutritional information not guaranteed to be accurate
A Pain Killer Cocktail is an easy drink recipe with pineapple, orange juice, coconut, and rum. It’s like a Pina Colada on the rocks with orange juice! It’s also a Disneyland Lamplight Lounge copycat recipe: the Scream Canister Cocktail!
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Published on: March 26, 2020