Mary Pickford is a classic cocktail made with white rum, pineapple juice, grenadine, and Maraschino liqueur. It is named after the popular Canadian-American actress and film producer Mary Pickford.
Mary Pickford recipe
- 4.5 cl white rum
- 4.5 cl fresh pineapple juice
- 0.5 cl Grenadine
- 0.75 cl Maraschino
Shake and strain into a chilled large cocktail glass
Directions for how to make the Mary Pickford
- Add 4.5 cl of white rum to a cocktail shaker.
- Add 4.5 cl of fresh pineapple juice to the cocktail shaker.
- Measure 0.5 cl of Grenadine and add it to the cocktail shaker.
- Measure 0.75 cl of Maraschino and add it to the cocktail shaker.
- Fill the shaker with ice.
- Shake vigorously for about 10-15 seconds.
- Strain the mixture into a chilled cocktail glass.
- Garnish with a pineapple wedge or cherry if desired.
- Serve and enjoy!
Tips for how to make the perfect Mary Pickford
- Use fresh pineapple juice and muddle some pieces of ripe pineapple to add depth to the flavor.
- Use real maraschino liqueur instead of the bright red syrupy version commonly found in stores.
Alcohol-free alternative to the Mary Pickford
One alcohol-free alternative to the drink Mary Pickford is the “Virgin Pineapple Coconut Cooler”. This refreshing tropical drink is made with freshly squeezed pineapple juice, coconut water, and a splash of lime juice. To make it, simply mix equal parts pineapple juice and coconut water in a glass with ice, and add a squeeze of fresh lime juice. Garnish with a slice of pineapple or a sprig of mint for added flavor and visual appeal. This drink is perfect for anyone who wants to enjoy a refreshing beverage without the added calories and effects of alcohol.
Mary Pickford fun facts
- The drink is named after the popular silent film actress Mary Pickford, who was known as “America’s Sweetheart” in the 1910s.
- It was created during prohibition in Cuba, where Pickford frequently vacationed.
- The drink features a unique combination of white rum, pineapple juice, Grenadine syrup, and maraschino liqueur.
- The drink is traditionally served over crushed ice and garnished with a maraschino cherry.
- The Mary Pickford was one of the most popular cocktails of the 1920s and is still enjoyed by cocktail enthusiasts today.