The Mary Pickford cocktail is a classic Cuban drink from Prohibition consisting of white rum, grenadine, maraschino liqueur, and pineapple juice. The latter ingredient gives it its signature frothy top layer.

The drink is named for the Canadian-American actress of the same name. The story goes that the cocktail was created for her at the Hotel Nacional in La Habana while she was on vacation in Cuba.

mary pickford cocktail

Mary Pickford Cocktail

The Mary Pickford cocktail is a sweet and fruity drink, but you’ll definitely notice the kick from the maraschino liqueur.
4.50 from 2 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Course Drinks
Cuisine cuban
Servings 1
Calories 319 kcal


  • 2 oz light rum
  • 1 oz pineapple juice
  • 1/4 oz grenadine
  • 1/4 oz maraschino liqueur


  • Add ingredients to a cocktail shaker with ice and shake for 5-10 seconds. Double strain into a chilled coupe glass. Garnish with pineapple leaves or maraschino cherries.


Calories: 319kcal
Keyword caribbean, cocktails, tropical
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