20 April

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The First Film Star’s Movie Debut

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Mary Pickford Cocktail

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“The Mary Pickford cocktail produces in one’s soul the same effect as the provoking grace of its namesake,” Ramón Gómez de la Serra wrote in his 1930 book Movieland.

The Mary Pickford is a truly international drink, created by Liverpool-born bartender Fred Kaufman in honour of the Canadian-American silent-movie queen at Havana's Hotel Sevilla-Biltmore.

Arguably the first-ever film star, and one of the first actors to parley her success into a production career, Mary Pickford made her screen debut on this day in 1909. It's the perfect excuse to discover this classic, fruity Cuban cocktail from Cuba's golden age.

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