Maraschino cherries are the ideal cocktail cherry. Preserved in cherry syrup, they’re rich, sweet tart, and fruity, with a nutty amaretto-like finish. Our favourite way to consume them is as garnish to our cocktails -- like the Mary Pickford, a classic Prohibition drink we like to whip up during Christmas.
What’s a Mary Pickford?
Pleasantly sweet and sour, the Mary Pickford is a classic 1920s cocktail made with rum, pineapple juice, Maraschino liqueur and grenadine. It is named after Mary Pickford, the movie star darling of the day. She was “America’s sweetheart” in the silent movie era, and had a long, illustrious career in film.
How do you make it?
- 50ml Diplomático Mantuano Rum
- 40ml pineapple juice
- 5ml grenadine
- 3 drops cherry brandy liqueur
- Maraschino cherries, to garnish
- Add the Diplomático Mantuano Rum, pineapple juice, grenadine and three drops cherry brandy liqueur to a cocktail shaker with ice.
- Shake well and strain into a chilled coupette glass.
- Garnish with three maraschino cherries.