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

  • 2 ounces dark Rum
  • 4 ounces pineapple juice
  • 1 ounce mango juice
  • 1 ounce coconut water
  • 1/2 ounce Campari
  • 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.

Alton Brown's J. v. D. Cocktail Recipe


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  1. 1
    Adam Weaver

    Wonder what I can use to substitute for Pineapple? I’m actually allergic to it. I only found that out recently but I used to drink these at a popular bar until I was told no more pineapple… I know I could use O.J but that’s kind of bland. I’m also allergic to cantaloupe so I can’t juice that up. They didn’t say anything about mango though… Maybe a puree of peaches and mangoes with the coconut water….

    • 2

      We make Hurricanes with Passion Fruit Juice, but have used pineapple juice successfully before. Maybe Passion Fruit juice would work here.

  2. 3
    Linda Travis

    looks yummy, making them yourself is the only way to get a good drink these days, some bars seem to forget that these are ALCOHOLIC drinks and don’t put enough in

  3. 18
    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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