|2 fl oz||Bacardi Gold rum|
|1 1/2 fl oz||Pineapple juice (fresh pressed)|
|1/6 fl oz||Luxardo Maraschino liqueur|
|1/6 fl oz||Giffard Grenadine Syrup|
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When made correctly, this pale-pink cocktail has a perfect balance between the fruit flavours and the spirit of the rum.
Created in the 1920s (during Prohibition) by Fred Kaufman at the Hotel Nacional de Cuba, for the silent movie star and wife of Douglas Fairbanks.
Mary was in Cuba filming a movie with her husband and his best friend, Charlie Chaplin, and this is recounted on page 40 of Basil Woon's 1928 book When It's Cocktail Time in Cuba, "The Mary Pickford, invented during a visit to Havana of the screen favourite by Fred Kaufman, is two-thirds pineapple-juice and one-third Bacardi, with a dash of grenadine. Both cocktails [The Presidenté is also mentioned] are sweetish and should be well shaken. The pineapple juice must be fresh-squeezed." Thus it would appear that the dash of maraschino liqueur, now viewed as an essential ingredient, is a later addition to the Mary Pickford.