Mary Pickford Cocktail

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Ingredients

Barware

Flavour Profile

Gentle
Boozy
Sweet
Sour

Nutrition

There are approximately 165 calories in one serving of Mary Pickford Cocktail.

Styles & Flavours

Times, Seasons & Occasions

Mary Pickford Cocktail image

Serve in a

Coupe glass

Photographed in an

UB Coley Coupe Gold 6oz

Garnish:

Luxardo Maraschino cherry

How to make:

SHAKE all ingredients with ice and fine strain into chilled glass.

2 fl oz Bacardi Gold Rum
1 12 fl oz Fresh pressed pineapple juice
16 fl oz Luxardo Maraschino liqueur
16 fl oz Giffard Grenadine Syrup
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Our Comment:

When made correctly, this pale-pink cocktail has a perfect balance between the fruit flavours and the spirit of the rum.

About:

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 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 a dash of maraschino liqueur is a later addition.

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