Cocktail & Other Recipes By Spirit Rum Cocktails

Happy Pill

Image: Virginia Miller

This cocktail at Chica in Las Vegas’ Venetian is a balanced version of a Tiki classic, the Painkiller.

This recipe originally appeared as part of “11 Hottest Cocktails to Drink in Bars Now: February 2018.”


  • 1 oz Don Q Cristal rum
  • 1 oz Plantation dark rum
  • 1/2 oz Fresh lime juice
  • 3/4 oz Grilled pineapple juice*
  • 3/4 oz Fresh orange juice
  • 1/2 oz Coconut cream*
  • 1 oz Kalani coconut liqueur
  • Garnish: Cherry
  • Garnish: Orange slice
  • Garnish: Grated nutmeg


  1. Add all the ingredients into a shaker with ice and shake.

  2. Pour into a metal cup or highball over crushed ice.

  3. Garnish with a skewered cherry and orange slice.

  4. Dust with fresh grated nutmeg.

  5. *Grilled pineapple juice: Grill 6 pineapple wedges in a stovetop pan on medium-high heat for 2 minutes on each side. Muddle and strain.