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Video: The Soggy Dollar Bar’s Painkiller

Check out this video of the making of the PAINKILLER. Furthermore, the signature cocktail from the British Virgin Island’s Soggy Dollar Bar on White Bay Beach, Jost Van Dyke. One of the best anchorages in the BVI for your next Yacht Charter…

Soggy Dollar is located at White Bay on Jost Van Dyke. White Bay is the next bay over from where Foxy’s is located. It is a trendy day trip spot for visitors from St Thomas “USVI” and the BVI.

Indeed it is the leading daytime beach scene in the BVI. Many visitors enjoy Painkillers and other adult beverages.

It’s a stress-free time at Soggy Dollar, especially after cooling off with a Painkiller that is made with orange juice, Coco Lopez, Pussers Rum, freshly grated Grenadian nutmeg, and a secret ingredient.

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What makes The Painkiller different?

So what makes Virgin Island’s Soggy Dollar Bar Painkiller with dark rum and freshly grated nutmeg so different? Unlike some of the region’s other cocktail exports, to experience the Painkiller, you have to go to the source: the British Virgin Islands. With its beautiful beaches, clear blue water, countless amazing snorkeling spots, many amazing anchorages, exciting nightlife, and much more!

And while the Caribbean is full of iterations of the cocktail. The most legendary is at the Soggy Dollar Bar. The world-famous beach bar on the tiny island of Jost Van Dyke. (The Soggy Dollar was named the No. 1 bar on Caribbean Journal’s recent list of the Caribbean’s 50 Best Beach Bars.

Here we talk to Soggy Dollar owner Jerry O’Connell and bartender Mic about the drink’s origins. READ MORE

Painkiller; What’s in it?

Enjoy the breeze on the hammock at Soggy Dollar on Jost Van Dyke. Photo courtesy of Soggy Dollar Bar.
Enjoy the breeze on the hammock at Soggy Dollar on Jost Van Dyke. Photo courtesy of Soggy Dollar Bar.

With origins at the Soggy Dollar Bar on Jost Van Dyke in the 1970s, the Painkiller recipe is one of the most famous drinks around. This smooth cocktail contains premium dark rum mixed with cream of coconut, pineapple juice, and orange juice (proportions are secret). Grenadian nutmeg on top makes it worth every effort to swim out to Soggy Dollar Bar on Jost Van Dyke Island.

One of the best ways to experience this fantastic cocktail is to anchor on your own BVI yacht charter. Then swim to shore with a few dollars in your pocket for a Painkiller # 5.

More on White Bay, Jost Van Dyke

On your next visit to the Virgin Islands if you haven’t already, make sure to stop off at White Bay. With its gorgeous powder soft white sand beaches set off by lush foliage, it’s truly a tropical paradise. In addition to its incredible beauty, White Bay is home to some of the best beach bars, like One Love Bar & Grill, Gertrude’s, Soggy Dollar, and Ivan’s Stress-Free Bar.

Separated in the middle by a rocky outcropping, it’s well worth the hike to go from one end to the other checking out all the scenery and all the bars. Wear shoes or sandals when crossing because there are sharp rocks on Ivan’s side of the outcropping.

Other fun BVI Islands are Virgin Gorda, Anegada, and the Willy T’s in the Bight at Norman Island. In addition, Foxy’s Bar and Restaurant in Great Harbour, Jost Van Dyke. There’s just so much to do in the BVI.

More on Foxy’s Bar and Grill | White Bay, Jost Van Dyke

For over 50 years, Foxy’s bar and grill have provided visitors to Jost Van Dyke with its signature blend of cold drinks, fantastic music, and laid-back tropical island charm. Set among palm trees on the beach, Foxy’s welcomes guests year round with its cozy outdoor bar area or indoor dining room offering sweeping views over Magens Bay. When you are finished relaxing in the lounge chairs maybe make a quick trek over to Great Harbor for some excellent snorkeling.

While on your crewed yacht charter, take a break at Foxy’s and enjoy a simple lunch or dinner and a little more. The famous beach barbecues, on Friday and Saturday evenings, are especially popular, serving a range of tasty Caribbean dishes such as barbecue ribs, grilled mahi-mahi, rice, and peas but don’t forget the rum cocktails!


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