Miami Vice

Marisa Chafetz / Supercall

No, Don Johnson did not create the Miami Vice cocktail. Nor does the libation have anything to do with the ‘80s crime drama of the same name. Rather, the cocktail shares the name of the city where it was likely invented—and is most commonly served. Essentially a combination of a Piña Colada and a frozen Strawberry Daiquiri, the Miami Vice cocktail is 100-percent beach kitsch. Made with coconut creme, dark rum, light rum and strawberries, the cocktail is a layered, frozen slushie with a deceptively boozy kick. Because of the aforementioned kitschy beach bar factor, many versions of this drink are made with frozen or artificially flavored ingredients. We’re not interested in any of that, so to make the cocktail less sweet and more refreshing, we swapped out any faux ingredients or processed syrups for fresh ones. With actual strawberries, fresh lime and pineapple juice, the Miami Vice cocktail becomes vibrant, fruity and downright crushable.

Miami Vice

FLAVOR PROFILE
Sweet
STRENGTH

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 oz Light and Dark Rum
  • 2 oz Dark Rum
  • 1 Cup Strawberries
  • 1 Cup Crushed Ice
  • 2 oz Coco Lopez
  • 2 oz Pineapple Juice
  • 1.5 oz Lime Juice
  • 2 dashes Angostura Bitters

INSTRUCTIONS

Step one

Add one ounce of light rum, one ounce of dark rum, the two ounces of coconut cream, the pineapple juice, Angostura bitters and ½ a cup of crushed ice to a blender. Blend until the ingredients are fully emulsified and smooth.

Step two

Pour the drink into a Hurricane glass and reserve in your freezer.

Step three

Wash the blender thoroughly and dry it with a cloth.

Step four

In the blender add the other ounce of white rum and dark rum, a cup of strawberries, the lime juice and a ½ a cup of crushed ice. Blend until the ingredients are fully emulsified and smoothe.

Step five

Take the reserved  Piña Colada from your freezer and top with the Strawberry Daiquiri just made in the blender.

Step six

Garnish the drink with a whole strawberry and a cocktail umbrella.

Contributed by Supercall