Mary Pickford

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

  1. Add 4.5 cl of white rum to a cocktail shaker.
  2. Add 4.5 cl of fresh pineapple juice to the cocktail shaker.
  3. Measure 0.5 cl of Grenadine and add it to the cocktail shaker.
  4. Measure 0.75 cl of Maraschino and add it to the cocktail shaker.
  5. Fill the shaker with ice.
  6. Shake vigorously for about 10-15 seconds.
  7. Strain the mixture into a chilled cocktail glass.
  8. Garnish with a pineapple wedge or cherry if desired.
  9. 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

  1. The drink is named after the popular silent film actress Mary Pickford, who was known as “America’s Sweetheart” in the 1910s.
  2. It was created during prohibition in Cuba, where Pickford frequently vacationed.
  3. The drink features a unique combination of white rum, pineapple juice, Grenadine syrup, and maraschino liqueur.
  4. The drink is traditionally served over crushed ice and garnished with a maraschino cherry.
  5. The Mary Pickford was one of the most popular cocktails of the 1920s and is still enjoyed by cocktail enthusiasts today.