Cinderella: A Fruity Mocktail Everyone Will Love

Cinderella: A Fruity Mocktail Everyone Will Love

The Spruce / Julia Hartbeck

Prep: 3 mins
Cook: 0 mins
Total: 3 mins
Serving: 1 serving
Yield: 1 drink
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
124 Calories
0g Fat
32g Carbs
1g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 1
Amount per serving
Calories 124
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0g 0%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 16mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 32g 12%
Dietary Fiber 1g 5%
Total Sugars 24g
Protein 1g
Vitamin C 73mg 365%
Calcium 24mg 2%
Iron 1mg 3%
Potassium 229mg 5%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

The taste of tropical fruit comes to life in the refreshing mocktail known as the Cinderella. This favorite mixed drink has delighted young and old for many years. It's versatile and festive: The Cinderella is fantastic on summer afternoons, can be shared at a picnic or birthday party, and makes a fabulous and fruity brunch drink as well.

The Cinderella is an easy mix of three juices, along with grenadine (which is nonalcoholic) and ginger ale. The fruit juices create a tart base that is mellowed by the sweetness of the grenadine. You can, of course, adjust it to make it as sweet as you like. In the end, you will have a tall, refreshing glass of what is essentially a homemade soda. The best part? It takes just a minute to mix up.

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice

  • 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed orange juice

  • 2 tablespoons pineapple juice

  • 1/2 tablespoon grenadine

  • 1/4 cup ginger ale, or club soda

  • Pineapple and orange slices, for garnish

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

    Cinderella mocktail recipe ingredients

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  2. Pour the juices and grenadine into a cocktail shaker filled with ice.

    Cocktail shaker, cocktail ingredients

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  3. Shake well.

    shake cocktail shaker

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  4. Strain into a chilled Collins glass filled with fresh ice.

    Cocktail shaker and a chilled Collins glass with Cinderella mocktail

    The Spruce / Julia Hartbeck

  5. Top with the ginger ale.

    Cinderella mocktail topped with ginger ale

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  6. Garnish with the slices of pineapple and/or orange. Serve and enjoy.

    Cinderella mocktail garnished with slices of pineapple and orange

    The Spruce / Julia Hartbeck

Tip

Bartenders and party hosts may want to consider offering the Cinderella to designated drivers and guests who don't drink alcohol. It's far more interesting than a glass of Coke or a cup of coffee, and the taste is one that almost everyone will enjoy.

Recipe Variations

The Cinderella is one of the easiest drinks to adapt. Serve it "up" in a cocktail glass for more elegant affairs, transform it into a pitcher drink, or offer it as a party punch to a large crowd.

  • Adjust the serving size. When increasing the recipe, maintain the ingredient ratios; keep the three juices equal and use twice as much soda as the amount of one of the juices (2 to 1). Sweeten it to taste by adding more or less grenadine.
  • Make it fancy. For a more elegant Cinderella, cut all of the juices and ginger ale in half and serve it in a chilled cocktail glass. It's a classy way to allow all of your guests to feel like they're part of the crowd—even those who aren't drinking alcohol. Or, alternatively, keep the 1- and 2-ounce pours and simply divide the shaker into two or more cocktail glasses.
  • Serve it in a pitcher. The Cinderella is a fabulous pitcher drink, and most of it can be mixed ahead of time; you can even keep a pitcher in the refrigerator. The key to transforming this into a pitcher drink is to add the ginger ale just before serving. Mix the juices and grenadine with ice in your serving pitcher, leaving room for the ginger ale and more ice. Stir and store it in the fridge until needed. Before serving, add fresh ice and top the pitcher with ginger ale.
  • Make it a punch. The Cinderella is a fabulous addition to any party, and it's fun for kids and adults alike. To create the punch, simply follow the suggestions for a pitcher and increase the volume to fit the size of your gathering.
  • Dress it up. The Cinderella is nice with a variety of seasonal fruits floating in the drink and an ice ring adds to the presentation. You might even consider freezing fruit or herbs inside the ice.
  • Add some bitters. If you want to add some depth of flavor, include about 2 dashes Angostura bitters. This does add a tiny amount of alcohol, so the drink is no longer a true mocktail.