Tropical Painkiller

What – A – Day!! I woke up this morning, walked out into the kitchen to get Arlo his dental bone and caught a dark spot on the wall out of the corner of my eye. Hmmmm, what could that be? A moth? So I put on my glasses {they’re for distance} and HOLY CRAP, there is a huge scorpion on the wall above the refrigerator!!!!

After a long day trying to kill a Scorpion, Tropical Painkiller to the rescue! cookingwithcurls.com

I know that Arizona has scorpions, everyone has been warning me about them since I got here….but now there is one here in my kitchen!!!

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I posted the picture on facebook and the suggestions starting coming in on how to kill this thing….but they all required me to get close to it!! I stared at it for 8 hours or so, pacing around trying to get up the courage to get close enough to actually do something…..

scorpion on the wall | cookingwithcurls.com

So I put the vacuum up on the counter next to the stove and I climbed up a step ladder to get up high enough to reach with the extension wand…and then I squealed like a teenage girl the entire time I was sucking it up into the vacuum!!

Evil scorpion | cookingwithcurls.com

I took the canister off the vacuum, taped up the hole with packing tape and left it outside until the bug guy gets here tomorrow to spray…again…and now he also gets to make this evil scorpion go away….BREATHE……and make a cocktail!

I obviously wanted to make a Scorpion cocktail, but I did not have all of the ingredients. 🙁  I decided to create a Tropical Painkiller instead…..

Fill cocktail shaker about half full with ice cubes. Add all ingredients, seal and shake…..

Tropical Painkiller shake cookingwithcurls.com

Pour into a small cocktail glass filled with ice and serve…..

Kick back, relax, and enjoy a Tropical Painkiller...or two | cookingwithcurls.com

Now kick back, relax, and most importantly, forget that today ever happened!!

Notes:

  • I used canned coconut milk/cream, but it created a weird mouth feel. Next time I will use coconut milk in a box {like Silk in the refrigerator section}.
  • The sweeter your oranges and pineapple are, the sweeter your drink will be.
  • This drink is not as strong as it sounds, but still drink responsibly.

A Piña Colada would have been as excellent choice as well…..

Classic Piña Colada - A sweet tropical cocktail made with rum, pineapple juice, and coconut cream | cookingwithcurls.com

or even a Bahama Mama…..

You can almost feel the ocean breeze while enjoying this refreshing Bahama Mama cookingwithcurls.com450

Oh well, maybe next time! 😉

Enjoy!!

Tropical Painkiller

Serves 1
Prep time 5 minutes
Meal type Beverage
After a long day trying to kill a Scorpion, Tropical Painkiller to the rescue!

Ingredients

  • 2 Ounces dark rum (I used Meyers's)
  • 1 1/2 Ounces coconut milk (box)
  • 3 Ounces orange juice
  • 3 Ounces pineapple juice
  • pineapple wedge and cherry to garnish (if desired)

Directions

Fill cocktail shaker about half full with ice cubes.
Add all ingredients, seal and shake.
Pour into a small cocktail glass filled with ice and serve.

This recipe will be partying at these link parties!

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Comments

  1. says

    The whole time I was reading this, I kept thinking “she should have made a scorpion!” Hopefully you never have a scorpion again, but if so you’ll know that is a drink choice. In the meantime, this looks delicious!!!

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