Cocktail History: Mary Pickford
- 2 oz. Gold Label Rum
- 1 oz. Pineapple Juice
- 2 Tbsp. Cherry Liquor
- A Dash of Grenadine
Mary Pickford was one of thirty-six original founders of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Science. The actress, dubbed “America’s Sweetheart,” was also one of the co-founders of United Artists. The famous blond-curled actress of the silver screen starred in fifty-two films between 1909-1933, including Rebecca of Sunny Brook Farms, Poor Little Rich Girl, and Pollyanna.
In 1928, Eddie Woelke, a bartender with the famous Jockey Bar in Havana, Cuba, invented the Mary Pickford cocktail for her. Because the United States was still in the midst of the Prohibition, her drink could not “legally” be made in the United States until prohibition ended in 1933.