When I decided to write about my go-to drinks for a cocktail party, I knew I had to include the Mary Pickford. It’s always nice to have a tropical drink to serve to your guests, but unfortunately, most of the time, that involves blenders, tons of ingredients, and lots of prep work – not exactly fun if you want to also enjoy hanging out with your guests. But this drink is pretty simple, and perfect for a night with friends.
I first came across this drink when I was looking for some classic cocktail from the 1920’s for a ’20’s party I was going to be attending. It’s easy, light, and very drinkable. Named after the silent movie actress who was known at the time as “America’s Sweetheart,” the story of this cocktail is simple. Mary Pickford, Douglas Fairbanks, and Charlie Chaplin were at a bar in Cuba. The bartender whipped this one up, and the rest – as they say – is history.
2 oz. light rum
2 oz. pineapple juice
1 tsp. grenadine
Put all ingredients into a shaker with ice and shake until cold. Pour into a martini glass. Garnish with maraschino cherries.
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