Mary Pickford Cocktail

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2 fl oz Bacardi Carta Blanca Superior White Rum (37.5%)
fl oz Fresh pressed pineapple juice
¼ fl oz Giffard Sirop Grenadine (Grenadine Syrup)
fl oz Luxardo Maraschino Originale Liqueur
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How to make:

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


Luxardo Maraschino cherry


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 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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