Today’s RGB garden photo: chive blossoms! I think it could pass for one of the plants from The Lorax (Dr. Seuss). The question now is, “what are we gonna do with all these chives???”
And sadly, I’m on day three; THREE!!! of a nasty migraine.
Lucky for me, I recently spent time in the Caribbean (British Virgin Islands), and while there, learned how to make one of Tortola’s signature island drinks, THE PAINKILLER.
We loved this cocktail so much, we’ve made it three times since being home:
Saturday, May 8th…
Sunday, May 9th…
… and tonight.
According to the story printed on The Soggy Dollar Bar’s plastic cocktail cup, the Original Painkiller was “Originated and Perfected at Sandcastle’s Soggy Dollar Bar in the 1970…”
This smooth, full-flavored rum cocktail has become the essence of Caribbean imbibing.
The correct concoction of Pussers premium dark Rum, Cream of Coconut, Pineapple, and Orange juice (proportions are secret), topped with fresh Grenadian Nutmeg makes the swim (to dock) to the Soggy Dollar Bar worth the effort.
Perhaps the setting of White Bay, the thirst from the swim, the perfect blend, or just because of the tradition of the “original” painkiller at the Soggy Dollar Bar… whatever the reason, Welcome and Enjoy!
Speaking of White Bay, here are some of our photos of the glorious tropics:
Our first view of White Bay, Jost Van Dyke.
Hammock, one of many strung all over the island.
We did a lot of reading on the trip. My favorite read: Waiter Rant. Very entertaining. Mr. RGBistro read it, too.
Origin of the Painkiller: The Soggy Dollar Bar…
…where we split a chicken roti for lunch. mmm…
So about that migraine of mine…
My good friend Jeff always suggests a cocktail. I believe his remedy of choice is a Rusty Nail. Mine: The Painkiller. Hallelujah, after a few of these tonight, and after a long day in the office, I’m almost back to 100%. My apologies for any grammatical errors in today’s RGB post.
~ Serves ~
~ Ingredients ~
- 1 cup pineapple juice
- ¼cup orange juice
- ¼ cup coconut milk
- ½cup to 1 cup dark rum
- 1 Whole nutmeg
- Ice cubes
~ Preparation ~
Preparation Time: 15 minutes
- In a pitcher, combine ice cubes with pineapple juice, orange juice, coconut milk and dark rum.
- In a shaker, shake in two batches and pour into glass with ice. Top with freshly grated whole nutmeg; serve immediately.
Is it time to go back, yet?