From left: Actress Mary Pickford and husband, actor Douglas Fairbanks; Mary Pickford cocktail from 1943

I just found this recipe on, it’s the Mary Pickford Cocktail. I’m definitely going to try this out the next time I’m going out with my ladies. I don’t know if the drink was a favourite of Mary’s, or if it is just named after her. Anyway, I would definitely want to try and take a sip of it and see if it leads me back to the 20s. In order to make the drink you will need:

— 1 1/2 oz light rum
— 1 oz pineapple juice
— 1/2 tsp maraschino liqueur
— 1/2 tsp grenadine syrup

Mary Pickford was a silent film star, beginning her career in 1916, she became Hollywood’s first superstar and the highest paid women in the world. Pretty impressive.

Here is a clip from the film “Poor Little Rich Girl” from 1917, staring Mary Pickford or “Little Mary” as she was called:


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