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Miami Vice

miami vice cocktail

Nothing seems more perfect than enjoying a carefree, joyful cocktail on a sunny beach while the waves gently lap at your feet. Miami Vice glass that it is. Rich strawberry, tangy pineapple, and creamy coconut flavors blend dreamily together to create this drink. When the best parts of a Piña Colada and a Strawberry Daiquiri are combined, it is like having a vacation in a glass. Because of this, I recommend this amazing drink in my role as your bartender; it is more than just a cocktail. The Miami Vice, which tastes like a tropical paradise, is a must-try for anyone looking for a quick trip.

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Tasting Notes

The Miami Vice cocktail is a taste explosion. One side of the Piña Colada layer has the smooth, creamy flavor of coconut and pineapple. However, the strawberry burst of tartness and sweetness in the Strawberry Daiquiri. Together, they create a fruity, refreshing, and energetic blend that tastes great.

Glassware and Equipment

To achieve the velvety, slushy texture of a Miami Vice, a blender is necessary. Using a measuring cup and spoon is also necessary for precise ingredient portioning. To accentuate the gorgeous layers and bring out the tropical flavor, serve this wonderful concoction in a hurricane glass.

Instructions

  1. Start with the Piña Colada layer: Blend 1 oz. white rum, coconut cream, pineapple juice, and ½ cup ice until smooth. Pour it into your glass.
  2. Next, make the Strawberry Daiquiri layer: Blend 1 oz. white rum, frozen strawberries, lime juice, optional grenadine, and the remaining ½ cup ice. Blend until smooth.
  3. Carefully pour the Strawberry Daiquiri mixture over the Piña Colada layer, creating a beautiful two-layer effect.
  4. Garnish with a slice of pineapple or a strawberry for that extra tropical touch.

Pro Tips

  • Make sure to combine each ingredient until it reaches the perfect slushy consistency for the smoothest possible layers.
  • You may taste the grenadine and add more or less to make your drink sweeter.
  • Pour the Strawberry Daiquiri mixture gently over the back of a spoon to form different layers.

When to Serve

The Miami Vice is ideal for splashing some tropical flare into any occasion, including summer parties and poolside relaxing. It’s a hit at parties and a great option for warm, sunny days when you’re pining away for the beach.

Which Liquor Brands to Choose

Select premium white rum for optimal flavor. Good options are brands like Captain Morgan White Rum, Havana Club, and Bacardi. Their flavor is clear and silky, enhancing the tropical components without taking center stage.

Similar Cocktails

These similar cocktails could be interesting if you are a fan of Miami Vice.

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History

In the 1980s, the Miami Vice cocktail made its debut, perfectly encapsulating the taste and exuberance of Miami’s beach culture. It immediately became well-known for combining two well-liked drinks in a novel way, and it came to represent tropical luxury and leisure.

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miami vice cocktail

Miami Vice

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
5 from 2 votes
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: coconut cream, frozen strawberries, Lime Juice, miami vice, pineapple juice, white rum
Servings: 1
Author: Paul Kushner
Drink a Miami Vice cocktail, a delicious combination of Strawberry Daiquiri and Piña Colada, for a flavor experience that takes you on a tropical adventure.

Ingredients

  • 1 oz. white rum for the Piña Colada layer
  • 1 oz. white rum for the Strawberry Daiquiri layer
  • 1 oz. coconut cream
  • 1 oz. pineapple juice
  • 1 cup frozen strawberries
  • ½ oz. lime juice
  • Optional: a splash of grenadine for extra sweetness

Instructions

  • Start with the Piña Colada layer: Blend 1 oz. white rum, coconut cream, pineapple juice, and ½ cup ice until smooth. Pour it into your glass.
  • Next, make the Strawberry Daiquiri layer: Blend 1 oz. white rum, frozen strawberries, lime juice, optional grenadine, and the remaining ½ cup ice. Blend until smooth.
  • Carefully pour the Strawberry Daiquiri mixture over the Piña Colada layer, creating a beautiful two-layer effect.
  • Garnish with a slice of pineapple or a strawberry for that extra tropical touch.
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Paul Kushner

Written by Paul Kushner

Founder and CEO of MyBartender. Graduated from Penn State University. He always had a deep interest in the restaurant and bar industry. His restaurant experience began in 1997 at the age of 14 as a bus boy. By the time he turned 17 he was serving tables, and by 19 he was bartending/bar managing 6-7 nights a week.

In 2012, after a decade and a half of learning all facets of the industry, Paul opened his first restaurant/bar. In 2015, a second location followed, the latter being featured on The Food Network’s Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives.

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