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The J. v. D. 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.
Alton Brown's J. v. D. Cocktail Recipe
ACTIVE TIME: 5 minutes
TOTAL TIME: 5 minutes
Yield: 1 cocktail


  • 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


  • 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.