Have you ever heard of the drink called a Painkiller? If you have spent time in the Caribbean you probably have. The Painkiller is a pretty high-calorie drink. This skinny painkiller has the same great taste with fewer calories.
The first time I heard about a Painkiller was at my brother-in-law's wedding in St. Croix about 8 years ago. It was a popular drink among his friends along with a Bushwacker. My husband and his father enjoyed their share as well.
The Painkillers were too full of calories for me. An original Painkiller is made of the following ingredients:
- Dark rum
- Pineapple juice
- Orange juice
- Cream of Coconut
One ounce of cream of coconut is 129 calories. Add in the rum pineapple juice and orange juice and you have a drink that contains: 290 calories and 29 grams of sugar according to Spark People.
I can't even begin to figure out how many calories they consumed that weekend!
Luckily there are tons of drinks on the market now that have lower calories and sugar that you can use to mimic the flavors in many traditional cocktails.
Bai has a lot of great fruit-flavored options to use as mixers.
Ingredients needed to make a Skinny Painkiller:
- Bai Molokai Coconut
- Bai Costa Rica Clementine
- Pineapple Juice (can you Libby's light)
- Unsweetened Coconut Milk Drink
- Coconut flavored Rum
- Dark Rum
- 3 ounce Pineapple Juice
- 1 ounce Bai Costa Rica Clementine
- 1 ounce Bai Molokai Coconut
- 1 ounce Unsweetened Coconut Milk
- 1 ounce Coconut Flavored Rum
- 1 ounce Dark Rum
- Dash of Nutmeg
- In a small pitcher or shaker combine liquid ingredients.
- Stir to combine.
- Pour drink over ice, dividing between 2 glasses.
- Garnish with nutmeg.
- To reduce the calorie more you can use light Pineapple juice made by Libby's
- If you want a frozen drink place all ingredients into a blender instead of over ice.
- Serve with a pineapple garnish if you wish.