LUCY BURDETTE: A couple of years ago John and I went on a sailing vacation with my sister and her husband. This was a frugal do-it-yourself trip; we brought our own groceries and did the sailing ourselves.
Ha, ha, just kidding, that's not our boat, it's one of the abandoned liveaboards anchored off Key West. I fully admit that I'm not much of a sailor, acting mostly as ballast. The scenery couldn't have been more gorgeous, but I was not cautious enough about my tendency to seasickness. I will spare you the gory details, except to tell you that at the end of the first day I was happy to swim ashore and crawl onto a small island away from the water. With my head pounding and my world swirling, I did not even notice until an hour later that I was lying in close proximity to a dead goat!
|Feeling so much better--with John!|
|Sue and Jeff--the real sailors|
One of our favorite ways of celebrating the end of a day on the water was to go ashore and enjoy an island cocktail called a Painkiller. I finally got around to re-creating it – you do not need to wait for
a sailing vacation to try this!
Knockoff Painkiller cocktail
4 ounces pineapple coconut juice (Knudsen for me)
2 ounces orange juice
1 to 2 ounces Pusser's or other dark rum
Sprinkling of fresh nutmeg
Combine the liquids in a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Stir well, then pour into glass filled with ice and garnish with a sprinkle of nutmeg. This is definitely tasty enough to serve without the rum too, if you prefer...
Do not be surprised when you see this drink play an important role in KILLER TAKEOUT, coming next April, but available for pre-order today!
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