April 8, 1892: Gladys Marie Smith, aka Mary Pickford, was born 119 years ago today 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. Raise a glass to “America’s Sweetheart” with the Mary Pickford Cocktail!
The Mary Pickford Cocktail
- 1 1/2 oz light rum
- 1 oz pineapple juice
- 1/2 tsp maraschino liqueur
- 1/2 tsp grenadine
Garnish: maraschino cherry (sometimes omitted)
Shake with ice and strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish.