Cool though it would be, Crockett and Tubbs were not the inspiration for the Miami Vice cocktail. The tropical drink—part Strawberry Daiquiri, part Piña Colada, separated in the glass—precedes the popular ’80s television drama by some years. The temptation to set the blender blades spinning with ready-made mixes is strong. But stick to fresh fruit juice and good rum and your Miami Vice will be a runaway hit.
- 2 ounces rum, divided
- 1 cup strawberries, chopped with stems removed
- 1 ounce fresh lime juice
- 1/2 ounce simple syrup
- 2 ounces cream of coconut
- 2 ounces pineapple juice
- Garnish: pineapple slice
In a blender, add 1 oz rum, the strawberries, the lime juice, the simple syrup and 1 cup crushed ice and blend until smooth.
Pour into a hurricane glass and set aside in the freezer.
Wash and dry blender thoroughly.
In the clean blender, add 1 oz rum, the cream of coconut, the pineapple juice and 1 cup crushed ice and blend until smooth.
Pour into the hurricane glass that already contains the Strawberry Daiquiri mix.
Garnish with a pineapple slice.