The J. v. D. Cocktail

The J. v. D. Cocktail

So this is a fairly famous cocktail in the Caribbean, but I can’t use it’s more popular moniker (Painkiller) because it’s actually owned by a fairly powerful liquor company. So I’m naming this version after the island upon which I first enjoyed it, Jost Van Dyke in the British Virgin Islands. I can attest to it’s anesthetic qualities because after four of them I fell off my stool onto my face and felt … absolutely nothing. But before I arrived at oblivion, I did notice that it tasted really good. So does this one. Just be sure to cut yourself off at three.

The J. v. D. Cocktail
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  1. 2 ounces dark Rum
  2. 4 ounces pineapple juice
  3. 1 ounce mango juice
  4. 1 ounce coconut water
  5. 1/2 ounce Campari
  6. Freshly grated nutmeg, for garnish
  1. Shake together the rum, pineapple juice, mango juice, coconut water and Campari in a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Strain into a Tiki glass filled with ice and top with freshly grated nutmeg. Cocktail umbrella optional.
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  1. 13
    Conrad Abt

    I’m thinking this drink would count as a serving of fruit? I mean, then two of them would be more healthy, right?

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