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Mary Pickford

The selection of cocktails is huge. It’s easy to lose track of them all. If you are looking for a fruity alcoholic cocktail, we can recommend the Mary Pickford. This mixed drink is usually served as an aperitif and consists of just four different ingredients. You can prepare this cocktail in just 3 minutes. We show you how to prepare the Mary Pickford cocktail quickly and easily. Have fun discovering and enjoying!

Mary Pickford Cocktail Recipe

  • 5 cl pineapple juice
  • 5 cl white rum
  • 1 bar spoon grenadine
  • 1 cl maraschino

Step by Step Guide

  1. Pour all ingredients into a cocktail shaker.
  2. Shake well with ice for about 20 seconds.
  3. Strain into a martini glass, grain and serve!
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Recipe by Tim

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Now we will show you how to prepare the Mary Pickford in just 3 minutes. First, put all the ingredients in a cocktail shaker filled with ice cubes. It is best to measure out the ingredients with a jigger so that you always use the right amounts. Then shake the cocktail shaker well and strain the mixture through a bar strainer into a martini glass. Now you can still grain the aperitif (with a cocktail cherry) and serve it afterwards or enjoy it yourself.

Bar Accessories:

  • Cocktail Shaker
  • Martini glass
  • Jigger

The taste profile of Mary Pickford


22 Reviews

The taste of the Mary Pickford is fruity-sweet and alcoholic. The aromas from the rum are distinct, but are pleasantly underlined by the fresh fruity pineapple flavour. The grenadine syrup and the maraschino liqueur provide further fruity-sweet notes. This makes the drink perfect as an aperitif or digestif, but it can also be enjoyed on hot summer days at the beach, in the garden or on the balcony.

Success thanks to Hollywood

Mary Pickford was a well-known actress who was a regular star of the silent film scene in Hollywood in the early 1930s. All over the world, this petite woman became known as “Little Mary”. Thanks to her special acting performances, she was even awarded an Oscar. The famous bartender Eddie Woelke invented the Mary Pickford cocktail in addition to the El Presidente. He emigrated to Cuba during Prohibition. There he was able to pursue his hobby and his profession despite the ban on alcohol.

With the Mary Pickford Cocktail, he wanted to create a memorial to the actress that would long survive her death. He certainly achieved that with this drink! To this day, the cocktail is popular above all as an aperitif or digestif. The mixed drink can be prepared easily and quickly. Discover the recipe and prepare the drink at home.

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Mary Pickford - FAQ

What is a Mary Pickford Cocktail?

A Mary Pickford is a well-known and very popular cocktail that is often served as a mixed drink. It has a particularly fruity-sweet taste and is perfect to serve before or after a meal.

How do you prepare the drink?

Simply add rum, pineapple juice, maraschino and grenadine to a cocktail shaker and shake well. Then strain the drink into a martini glass and serve the cocktail. It could hardly be simpler!

How does the cocktail taste?

The cocktail tastes sweetly fruity and refreshing. The rum aromas are also clearly noticeable and round off the sweet and fruity taste pleasantly.

Who invented the Mary Pickford Cocktail?

Eddie Woelke is considered the inventor of the cocktail. He wanted to create a memorial to the Hollywood actress of the same name. In our view, he clearly succeeded.