UK's most advanced online liquor store!
You'll see why!

Mary Pickford Cocktail Recipe

Sep 06, 2017 | Post By Brodey Sheppard
2 people voted 5 stars.

Among the dozens of fruity rum drinks that populate Tiki bars around the globe, the Mary Pickford remains one of the simplest and most delicious. It was created for the famous actress by a bartender in Havana when she vacationed there in the 1920s with Charlie Chaplin and Douglas Fairbanks. It is among the International Bartenders Association official cocktails, and while it may be lost in a sea of fruit punches, Mai Tais and Zombies, the original is well worth a sampling.

Image of Mary Pickford   Drink

Mary Pickford was born in Canada but became one of Hollywood’s leading ladies in the early years of film. She was known as “America’s Sweetheart” and appeared in dozens of movies as the feisty but demure girl-next door. In real life, she proved to be an astute businesswoman, and was a key figure among Hollywood producers and developers. She was one of the original founders of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, and went on to win one of the coveted Oscars she helped create.

The Mary Pickford cocktail is heavy on the taste of pineapple and very sweet. That makes it deceptively easy to drink, and just like its namesake, disguises a powerful punch.

Here’s the recipe for making a genuine Mary Pickford cocktail:

Ingredients

  • 45ml White Rum
  • 45ml Pineapple juice
  • Splash of Grenadine
  • Splash of Maraschino liqueur
  • Wedge of pineapple to garnish

Preparation

  1. Fill a cocktail shaker with ice
  2. Add all ingredients
  3. Shake vigorously
  4. Strain into a cocktail glass
  5. Garnish with a wedge of pineapple

Equipment

  • Cocktail shaker
  • Ice
  • Cocktail glass

TAGS

ABOUT AUTHOR

Photo of Brodey Sheppard

Brodey is an enthusiastic marketing and advertising strategest out of the Sunshine Coast, Australia. Brodey has always been passionate about liquor and alcohol in general. You will find Brodey on the weekends either out on the football pitch kicking goals or down the lake with a glass of wine.

RECENT RECIPIES

4th of July Cocktail Recipe 4th of July Cocktail Recipe

The optional garnish for the drink is the watermelon, which is a refreshing... Readmore

Dec 05, 2018 | Post By Brodey
Holiday Hopper Cocktail Recipe Holiday Hopper Cocktail Recipe

There is the classic Grasshopper, and the Holiday Hopper is the holiday ver... Readmore

Dec 03, 2018 | Post By Brodey
Melon Patch Cocktail Recipe Melon Patch Cocktail Recipe

A common garnish is an orange slice, for those who desire it. The club soda... Readmore

Dec 01, 2018 | Post By Danny
Lemon Cake Martini Recipe Lemon Cake Martini Recipe

Since its creation, RumChata has been a wildly successful product that has ... Readmore

Nov 29, 2018 | Post By Danny
Paulista Cocktail Recipe Paulista Cocktail Recipe

This particular cocktail comes to us courtesy of the world-famous Humberto ... Readmore

Nov 27, 2018 | Post By Brodey