January 19, 2014
It’s been a long, cold, dark winter so far.
And we’re only a month into it.
But, the days are getting a little longer and with our erratic North Carolina weather, warmer times are just around the corner.
Last year, we gave you 10 Ways to Bring Home Beaufort.
Number 4 in that list of 10 ways is to drink the right drinks, especially when you’re away from Beaufort. Drinking those libations that remind you of Beaufort will slow you down and put you into a more leisurely state of mind.
Yesterday, we were inspired to Bring Home Beaufort with one of our favorite drinks, the Painkiller.
Why the Painkiller, and why yesterday?
While the Painkiller is widely known as a drink native to the Caribbean, we were first introduced to it at one of our favorite spots to enjoy both a drink and a Beaufort sunset, Front Street Grill at Stillwater’s Rhum Bar.
We can’t be in Beaufort this weekend, but we wanted to celebrate Front Street Grill’s reopening for the 2014 season, which happened on Friday.
What better way to do that than with a cold Painkiller.
Also, one of our favorite travel blogs (other than Bringing Home Beaufort and Southern Girl Travel, of course) is Uncommon Caribbean, by brothers Steve and Patrick Bennett, both mainland US residents, but natives of St. Croix.
They had a post late Friday with some thirst-invoking photos, and a Painkiller recipe that reminded us of the twists that the Rhum Bar’s Antonio Oden will often make to the standard Painkiller.
Here’s our version of the Painkiller made from what we had on hand, and perfect for Bringing Home a little Beaufort on a cold but sunny weekend afternoon.
We started with:
- 1.5 ounces of Mount Gay Rum from Barbados
- .5 ounce Appleton Estate Rum from Jamaica
- 2 ounces pineapple juice
- 2 ounces Coco Real Cream of Coconut
We added a clean glass full of ice:
I shook the whole thing vigorously and poured it back into the glass, and added just enough Goslings Black Seal Rum from Bermuda to float a layer on top.
A little nutmeg finishes off the perfect Painkiller:
whoops, I took the photo before adding the nutmeg…
Sip it slow and the Goslings will blend with the rest of the drink and create a velvet consistency.
Jennifer said it made her lips quiver.
Let it remind you of those perfect Beaufort sunsets from the Rhum Bar:
And remember to:
Relax…you CAN get to Beaufort from here!
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