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Monday, April 18, 2011

Forget Your Tax Blues at National Painkiller Day at Smuggler's Cove

Posted By on Mon, Apr 18, 2011 at 1:51 PM

National Painkiller Day

Where: Smuggler's Cove, 650 Gough (at McAllister), 869-1900

When: Mon., Apr. 18, 5 p.m.-2 a.m.

Cost: $9-$22 per Painkiller (2-8 oz. of rum)

The rundown: Tax day can be painful -- at least for those with less inventive tax lawyers on the payroll. If you can't celebrate Tax Day, at least you can forget your 1040 blues with National Painkiller Day at Smuggler's Cove. The Painkiller is a tropical and potent mix of Pusser's Navy Rum, pineapple juice, orange juice, and cream of coconut, garnished with a light dusting of nutmeg that lives up to its name.

Tiki witch doctor Martin Cate is concocting the drinks in a range of rum potencies to suit your level of tax-related anguish: from "that wasn't so bad" (made with 2 oz. of rum, $9) to "show up wearing a barrel" (made with 4 oz., $11). As a nice bonus, the first 100 Painkillers ordered will be served in a fresh pineapple.

Sharing the grief with your sweetheart? Go for the "Joint Filer" ($22), which comes served in a bucket with a staggering 8 oz. of rum. After a few sips, Tax Day goes down as easy as a refund.

Lou Bustamante tweets at @thevillagedrunk. Follow SFoodie at @sfoodie, and like us on Facebook.
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