Frozen Miami Vice Summer Cocktail

A Frozen Miami Vice has me feeling all the summer vibes! Although it’s not named for the famous 80’s crime drama, enjoy one and transport yourself back to tubular times!

A Frozen Miami Vice has me feeling all the summer vibes! Although it's not named for the famous 80's crime drama, enjoy one and transport yourself back to tubular times!

Bring the Beach Home with a Frozen Miami Vice Cocktail!

Typically found at a beach bar or in nightclubs, the Miami Vice Cocktail can easily be enjoyed at home in your own backyard this summer. This layered frozen cocktail is easy to create with two recipes I have already shared with y’all. You will need the Strawberry Daiquiri and Pina Colada recipes to create this delicious drink. It is one of the best frozen drinks to make!

This delicious, fruity frozen concoction conjures images of sandy beaches, swaying palm trees, and swim up pool bars. Contrary to popular opinion, the Miami Vice cocktail is most likely named for the city where it originated, rather than the popular TV show of the same name.

To ensure a gorgeous presentation, you’ll want to follow a few simple, easy tips. The layering beings with the Strawberry Daiquiri mix, followed by the Pina Colada. Continue layering with the two until the glass is full. After adding the first layer, slowly pour each subsequent layer over the back of a large spoon. This will help create distinct layers, while the bright red from the strawberries slowly wicks into the lighter Pina Colada to create beautiful patterns.

I know it seems easier to grab the ready-to-go frozen cocktail mixes, but resist the urge. The flavors are much better and if you are sharing with guests, I promise they will be extremely impressed by the drink!

A Frozen Miami Vice has me feeling all the summer vibes! Although it's not named for the famous 80's crime drama, enjoy one and transport yourself back to tubular times!

Ingredients and Tools for a Frozen Miami Vice Summer Cocktail:

  • Blender / Food Processor
  • Small Skillet / Saucepan
  • Hurricane Glasses
  • Straws
  • Powdered Monkfruit Sweetener
  • Water
  • Frozen Pineapple Chunks
  • Pineapple Juice
  • Coconut Cream
  • Light Rum
  • Ice Cubes
  • Fresh Strawberries
  • Fresh Lime Juice

How to Make a Frozen Miami Vice Cocktail:

Prepare the simple syrup by combining the monkfruit sweetener and water in a small skillet. Stir to combine and heat until the sweetener dissolves completely, approximately 3-4 minutes. Remove from heat and set aside to cool.

Place the strawberries, lime juice, rum, and one-quarter cup simple syrup into a blender and blend until smooth.

While the blender is still running, add the ice a little at a time until thoroughly combined. Turn blender off and remove lid. Taste and add additional simple syrup, if desired, and blend for another 30 seconds to combine.

Temporarily place in the freezer while you move on to preparing the Pina Colada.

Prepare the simple syrup by combining the powdered monkfruit sweetener and water in a small skillet. Stir to combine and heat until the sweetener dissolves completely, approximately 3-4 minutes. Remove from heat and set aside to cool.

Place the frozen pineapple, pineapple juice, coconut cream, rum, and one-quarter cup simple syrup into a blender and blend until smooth.

While the blender is still running, add the ice a little at a time until the desired consistency is reached.

Turn blender off and remove lid. Taste and add additional simple syrup, if desired, and blend for another 30 seconds to combine.

Fill each hurricane glass approximately ¼ full with the strawberry daiquiri mixture and top it off with a layer of the pina colada mixture until the glass is half full.

Repeat this process one more time and garnish with fresh strawberries and/or a wedge of fresh pineapple before serving. Enjoy!

Frozen Miami Vice Mocktail Version:

Swap the light rum for more water to create a mocktail version. Kids and adults who prefer non-alcoholic drinks will love it!

A Frozen Miami Vice has me feeling all the summer vibes! Although it's not named for the famous 80's crime drama, enjoy one and transport yourself back to tubular times!

More Frozen Cocktail Recipes to Make At Home:

Why buy premade frozen mixes at the store when you can easily make them at home with fresh ingredients?!

Yield: 4 Cocktails/Mocktails

Frozen Miami Vice

A Frozen Miami Vice has me feeling all the summer vibes! Although it's not named for the famous 80's crime drama, enjoy one and transport yourself back to tubular times!

Ingredients

Strawberry Daiquiri Sugar-Free Simple Syrup:

  • ¼ cup powdered monkfruit sweetener
  • ½ cup water

Strawberry Daiquiri Ingredients:

  • 2½ cups fresh strawberries, hulled
  • ¼ cup fresh lime juice
  • 4 oz. light rum
  • 6-8 large ice cubes

Pina Colada Sugar-Free Simple Syrup:

  • ¼ cup powdered monkfruit sweetener
  • ½ cup water

Pina Colada Ingredients:

  • 2 cups frozen pineapple chunks 
  • 8 oz. pineapple juice
  • ⅓ cup coconut cream
  • 4 oz. light rum
  • 6-8 ice cubes

Garnish:

Instructions

Prepare the simple syrup by combining the monkfruit sweetener and water in a small skillet. Stir to combine and heat until the sweetener dissolves completely, approximately 3-4 minutes. Remove from heat and set aside to cool.

Place the strawberries, lime juice, rum, and one-quarter cup simple syrup into a blender and blend until smooth.

While the blender is still running, add the ice a little at a time until thoroughly combined. Turn blender off and remove lid. Taste and add additional simple syrup, if desired, and blend for another 30 seconds to combine.

Temporarily place in the freezer while you move on to preparing the Pina Colada.

Prepare the simple syrup by combining the powdered monkfruit sweetener and water in a small skillet. Stir to combine and heat until the sweetener dissolves completely, approximately 3-4 minutes. Remove from heat and set aside to cool.

Place the frozen pineapple, pineapple juice, coconut cream, rum, and one-quarter cup simple syrup into a blender and blend until smooth.

While the blender is still running, add the ice a little at a time until the desired consistency is reached.

Turn blender off and remove lid. Taste and add additional simple syrup, if desired, and blend for another 30 seconds to combine.

Fill each hurricane glass approximately ¼ full with the strawberry daiquiri mixture and top it off with a layer of the pina colada mixture until the glass is half full.

Repeat this process one more time and garnish with fresh strawberries and/or a wedge of fresh pineapple before serving. Enjoy!

Mocktail Version:

Swap the light rum for more water to create a mocktail version. Kids and adults who prefer non-alcoholic drinks will love it!

Notes

To make these into a mocktail, replace the light rum with water.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

4

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 420Total Fat: 5gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 18mgCarbohydrates: 65gFiber: 5gSugar: 56gProtein: 2g

This data was provided and calculated by Nutritionix on 6/19/2021

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