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Miami Vice

miami vice cocktail
Image: / Tim Nusog

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 oz Rum
  • 1 cup Strawberries, chopped with stems removed
  • 1 oz Fresh lime juice
  • 2 oz Cream of coconut
  • 2 oz Pineapple juice
  • Garnish: Pineapple slice


  1. In a blender, add 1 oz rum, the strawberries, the lime juice and 1 cup crushed ice and blend until smooth.

  2. Pour into a hurricane glass and set aside in the freezer.

  3. Wash and dry blender thoroughly.

  4. In the clean blender, add 1 oz rum, the cream of coconut, the pineapple juice and 1 cup crushed ice and blend until smooth.

  5. Pour into the hurricane glass filled with Strawberry Daiquiri mix.

  6. Garnish with a pineapple slice.