Mary Pickford
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Mary Pickford
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4.43 / 5
The Mary Pickford cocktail is a classic concoction named after the famed silent film actress of the early 20th century. A delightful blend of sweet and tropical flavors, it features ... more The Mary Pickford cocktail is a classic concoction named after the famed silent film actress of the early 20th century. A delightful blend of sweet and tropical flavors, it features a mixture of pineapple juice and white rum as its base, accented with the rich sweetness of grenadine and a hint of maraschino cherry juice. This pleasantly sweet cocktail is typically served in a chic cocktail glass, embodying the glamour and sophistication of Hollywood's golden era. Its alluring combination of ingredients creates a refreshing and visually appealing drink that's both timeless and celebratory.
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15 key ingredients
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Invented
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(1920)
Base ingredient
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White rum
Alcohol content
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17.48% | 1.8 units *
Details
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Classic
Shaken

Cocktail glass

Ingredients

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Cocktail Colin says:

4/5

The Mary Pickford cocktail is a glamorous tribute to its namesake, combining the tropical zest of pineapple juice with the smooth allure of white rum. The slight additions of grenadine and maraschino cherry juice enrich the drink with a depth of sweetness and color, striking a fine balance that pleases the palate with every sip, making it as timeless as the actress herself.

Method
How to make a Mary Pickford

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Add all ingredients to a cocktail shaker with ice
Shake well for 10-15 seconds or until the outside of the shaker becomes frosted
Strain into a chilled cocktail glass and serve

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FAQ's

FAQ

Who was Mary Pickford, and why is this cocktail named after her?

Mary Pickford was a famous Canadian-American actress and one of the original founders of the United Artists film studio in the early 20th century. The cocktail is named after her because it was created in the 1920s in Havana, Cuba, by a bartender who admired her. The drink was meant to capture her sweet yet strong persona.

FAQ

Can I use dark rum instead of white rum in a Mary Pickford cocktail?

While the classic Mary Pickford cocktail recipe calls for white rum due to its light and subtle flavor, you can use dark rum for a deeper, richer taste. However, keep in mind that this will significantly alter the flavor profile of the cocktail.

CUSTOMIZATION_IDEAS

What makes the Mary Pickford cocktail unique compared to other rum cocktails?

The Mary Pickford cocktail is unique because of its combination of sweet and fruity flavors, derived from pineapple juice and maraschino cherry juice, balanced with the tartness of grenadine. This combination, along with white rum, creates a distinctive taste that sets it apart from other rum-based cocktails.

FAQ

Is the Mary Pickford cocktail strong?

With an alcohol content of 17.48%, the Mary Pickford cocktail is moderately strong. It's stronger than a beer or wine but not as potent as a straight shot of liquor. The mix of juices with rum creates a balanced drink where the strength of the alcohol is pleasantly masked by the sweetness and fruitiness of the mixers.

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

How should the Mary Pickford cocktail be served?

The Mary Pickford cocktail should be served cold in a cocktail glass. It's typically shaken, not stirred, to chill the cocktail thoroughly and mix the ingredients well. Finally, it's often garnished with a maraschino cherry to complement its flavors and add a decorative touch.

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