Happy Birthday Mary Pickford! – The “Mary Pickford” Cocktail

photo by no-frills marilynn via flikr.com

photo by no-frills marilynn via flikr.com

“America’s Sweetheart”, Gladys Marie Smith, aka Mary Pickford, was born today in 1892 in Toronto, Ontrario. An iconic actress and producer of the silent film era, Pickford went on to be one of the original founders of The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences.

Mary Pickford

This cocktail was developed in 1920′s Cuba by El Presidente creator, Eddie Woelke. Recipe adapted from Gary Regan’s Bartender’s Bible

  • 1 1/2 oz light rum
  • 1 oz pineapple juice
  • 1/2 tsp maraschino liqueur
  • 1/2 tsp grenadine

Glass: cocktail

Garnish: maraschino cherry (sometimes omitted)

Shake with ice and strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish.


For more Mary Pickford Cocktails, check out the Ladies United for the Preservation of Cocktails – Boston’s (whew, that’s a mouthful!) article on her.

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