What is a Miami Vice drink, you may ask? Miami Vice cocktail ingredients include two separate Caribbean cocktails, a Strawberry Daiquiri and a Piña Colada. What a treat! Our Miami Vice Recipe is definitely one of the best beach cocktails to transport you to the sun-soaked shores of Ibiza, Mexico or even Miami. When you can’t choose between two great cocktails, make both with this two-in-one cocktail –it really is the best of both worlds.
Why is it called Miami Vice?
Created in Miami, the Miami Vice cocktail is named after the 80s hit cop show of the same name and has been a fixture on the beach bar scene ever since. In the show, everything was over the top with 80s style and all the glitzy beach glam you can imagine. The Miami Vice cocktail is no exception and should be served just as extravagantly!
How to make a Miami Vice cocktail
Although a Miami Vice recipe does mean doubling up on cocktail ingredients, don’t be put off by this duo drink. It is really simple to whip up!
The Miami Vice cocktail ingredients include a good quality white rum. We like a Jamaican rum for this drink, such as Wray and Nephew Overproof Rum because the molasses notes don’t overpower in this fruit forward cocktail. Another good one is Trois Rivières White Rum, as the spiced honey blends well with the strawberry and pineapple flavours.
For the Strawberry Daiquiri element, you’ll need some gorgeous strawberries and fresh lime juice—both best friends with rum. Sweeten these with a little homemade simple syrup (or store bought). Blitz the strawberries with the rum, syrup and lime in a blender with a handful of ice until smooth. Pour this into a hurricane glass and place in the freezer.
For the Piña Colada part, you’ll need freshly squeezed pineapple juice (store bought is fine if you can’t get fresh) and decadent coconut cream. Tip all the Piña Colada ingredients along with another handful of ice in the blender. Give it a quick blitz until smooth. Take the Daiquiri out of the freezer and gently pour the Piña Colada over the top. Serve and enjoy!