My partner Sarah has an outstanding palate. She could be a chef, baker, barista, mixologist if she chose. Early in the pandemic, she decided to experiment with tropical drinks at home. During those first months, she came up with this drink.

This is my favorite cocktail, of any style, by far.


2 oz
white rum
1 oz
lemon juice
1 oz
orange juice
1 oz
coconut cream


  1. Half-fill a cocktail shaker with ice.
  2. Add each ingredient to the shaker, and shake vigorously for 30 seconds.
  3. Pour into a glass and serve.
    I prefer to leave ice out of the serving glass so that it doesn't melt & dilute the drink, and so the colder temperature doesn't mute all the rich flavors.

About this recipe

  • This recipe is a variation on the classic tropical drink, The Painkiller.
  • Use Coco Lopez for the coconut cream; other coconut creams have grainy mouthfeels, or quickly separate after mixing.