Mary Pickford

mary pickford

from: Vintage Cocktails

Named for the petite, silent film star of first generation Hollywood royalty- this cocktail was created by legendary prohibiton-era Cuban barman, Eddie Woelke in the 20’s. (You may have swigged an El Presidente cocktail, which was also created by him.) The Mary Pickford is sweet but delicious. It brings to mind the flavors you would find in a punch bowl at a baby or bridal shower but laced with rum. Since I think it would be a good drink to make in a pitcher (for those guests or friends who prefer sweet drinks to dry drinks), I’ve included a single serving and a pitcher-sized serving (which makes enough for four drinks.)

for 1 drink:

2 ounces white rum
1 ½ ounces pineapple juice
1 tsp. grenadine
¼ ounce maraschino liqueur, like Luxardo

Shake with ice and strain into a chilled martini glass.

For a pitcher:

1 small can (6 ounces) pineapple juice
1 cup (8 ounces) white rum
2 tablespoons (1 ounce) maraschino liqueur
4 tsp. grenadine

Fill one of two pitchers halfway with ice, add ingredients and pour back and forth between the two pitchers to chill, then strain into one of the pitchers and serve.


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