Mary Pickford (cocktail)

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Mary Pickford
IBA Official Cocktail
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Type Cocktail
Primary alcohol by volume
Served Straight up; without ice
Standard drinkware
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Cocktail glass
IBA specified ingredients*
Preparation Shake and strain into a chilled large cocktail glass
* Mary Pickford recipe at International Bartenders Association

A Mary Pickford is a Prohibition Era cocktail made with white rum, fresh pineapple juice, grenadine, and Maraschino liqueur. It is served shaken and chilled, often with a Maraschino cherry. Named for Canadian-American film actress Mary Pickford (1892–1979), it is said to have been created for her in the 1920s by either Eddie Woelke[1] or Fred Kaufmann at the Hotel Nacional de Cuba on a trip she took to Havana with Charlie Chaplin and Douglas Fairbanks.[2]


  1. ^ "Mary Pickford Cocktail". Imbibe Magazine. Retrieved 7 July 2014. 
  2. ^ Thompson, Kester (2011). Cocktails, Cocktails, and More Cocktails. Watertown, MA: Imagine Pub. p. 82. ISBN 978-1-60734-423-0.