Before the pictures got small, at a time when actors didn’t need dialogues because they had faces, one really became a screen-star when a Cantinero from Havana used one’s name to christen his latest creation: Gloria Swanson and Douglas Fairbanks, Dorothy and Lillian Gish were worthy of that treatment. Mary Pickford too, and hers was probably the best of the lot.
Obviously, like so many Americans in the 1920’s, she came to Cuba, where she was everyone’s favourite actress. It’s difficult to say if Miss Pickford run into a bartender who then created a concoction in her honour or if she even sipped it, but for the sake of good stories, let’s just imagine she did.
You know what you have to do: reach for the bottle of light Cuban rum, mix yourself a drink, sit comfortably in your sofa, put Pickford’s Sparrows on the DVD player and let yourself go: with one hand, wipe those tears away, with the other, sip on your cocktail. A nice, tear-jerking melodrama, a great cocktail: life’s actually quite good, when you come to think of it. READ the whole article on Mary Pickford cocktail here: http://www.havana-cocteles.com/mary-pickford
The Mary Pickford:
50ml Havana Club Añejo 3 Años
25ml pineapple juice
5ml maraschino liqueur
Shake all ingredients together with ice. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass and garnish with a pineapple wedge on rim.