Mary Pickford Cocktail

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Serve in

a Martini glass...
2 fl oz Bacardi Carta Blanca light rum
fl oz Fresh pressed pineapple juice
¼ fl oz Giffard Grenadine Syrup
fl oz Luxardo Maraschino liqueur
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How to make:

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

Garnish:

Luxardo Maraschino cherry

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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