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Course: Drinks
Keyword: Cocktails, Hacks, Rum, Summer, The J. v. D. Cocktail

The J. v. D. Cocktail

Alton Brown's J. v. D. Cocktail Recipe
ACTIVE TIME: 5 minutes
TOTAL TIME: 5 minutes
Yield: 1 cocktail
So, this is a fairly famous cocktail in the Caribbean, but I can’t use its 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 its 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.
This recipe first appeared on altonbrown.com.
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  • 2 fluid ounces dark rum
  • 4 fluid ounces pineapple juice
  • 1 fluid ounce mango juice
  • 1 fluid ounce coconut water
  • 1/2 fluid ounce Campari
  • Freshly grated nutmeg, for garnish

Specialized Hardware

  • Boston-style cocktail shaker
Alton Brown's J. v. D. Cocktail Recipe
ACTIVE TIME: 5 minutes
TOTAL TIME: 5 minutes
Yield: 1 cocktail

Procedure

  • Add the rum, pineapple juice, mango juice, coconut water, and Campari to a cocktail shaker. Add ice and shake for about 30 seconds.
  • Strain into a tiki glass filled with ice and top with freshly grated nutmeg. Cocktail umbrella optional.
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