Bahama Bob's Rumstyles

Saturday, January 22, 2011

A Rumstyler in need of a Painkiller

     Talking about the Root Juice, reminds me of renting a nice little boat at Red Hook, St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands and heading up the Sir Francis Drake Channel to the BVI for some fun and rumstylin'.     One of my favorite islands is Jost Van Dyke, Home of the Soggy Dollar Bar.     This little sandcastle is located on the edge of White Bay and is one of the best beach bars in the world.     Accessible only from the water and usually means anchoring and swimming from your boat to the beach, there are no docks.     The "Sandcastle got it's name from the soggy condition of the dollar bills from sailors who swam ashore.     Now you know where the name came from.

     This quaint little bar is responsible for the creation of the "Painkiller" cocktail.     A delicious combination of dark rum, coconut, pineapple juice, and orange juice that is topped with fresh ground nutmeg.     There are several versions of this wonderful cocktail, but the original recipe of the Soggy Dollar is a closely guarded secret.    By the way the Food at the Soggy Dollar is also incredibly delicious.         There are also Banana, Mango, Vanilla, and  many other flavored versions of this devilishly alluring drink.     They say it is "Illegal in the BVI not to try this most famous drink.

     Whether you are in the BVI, the USVI, or in Key West you will be a sorry rumstyler if you don't try the painkiller.      For those of us who have tried them we just can't stop drinking them, they draw you in like a moth to fire.      For those   who are already avid fans of the Painkiller, you can join the Painkiller Club at and apply for membership.    The slogan for the Painkiller really sums the whole thing up, "A Sunny Drink for Shady People".    ;o)