Until recently, I'd never heard of a Cinderella mocktail.
I was intrigued by the blend of citrus and pineapple juices--and especially the addition of grenadine and Angostura bitters. Plus, I wanted to try a recipe with the new bottle of Angostura bitters in the pantry, which I'd never tasted before. I hope you'll enjoy this drink as much as I did!
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What is in a Cinderella mocktail?
A Cinderella mocktail is made from a variety of citrus juices mixed with pineapple juice, grenadine, and often Angostura bitters. For this recipe, I chose to use orange and lemon juice for the citrus, but you could also use lime if you would like.
What does it taste like?
This drink has a wonderfully sweet and fruity taste with tartness from the citrus and grenadine. Imagine orange juice with other fruit juices mixed in, and you'll have a good idea of how it tastes.
Can I make it ahead?
Yes, you absolutely can make this ahead of time. Stir all the juices, grenadine, and Angostura bitters together and refrigerate until needed. Add the sparkling water right before serving.
How to Make
Start by squeezing the juice from a fresh lemon and fresh orange.
Pour all three fruit juices into a 15.5-ounce highball or Collins glass.
Add the grenadine and Angostura bitters to provide a beautiful color and depth of flavor.
Fill the rest of the glass with sparkling mineral water.
Garnish the glass with an orange slice and maraschino cherry.
Don't forget to add 2 ice cubes to keep the drink cold.
- Use freshly squeezed citrus instead of the bottled kind. It takes some extra time, but the flavor is so much better. You can also enjoy the wonderful fragrance of citrus in your kitchen!
- Don't skip the Angostura bitters. They add a fabulous depth of flavor that really enhances the citrus and pineapple. If you aren't really fond of the bitters, just decrease the amount until it pleases your tastebuds.
- Take things up a notch by using sparkling water with a fruit flavor.
- Pour the drinks into a special glass. It tastes so much better when it's in a unique glass!
- Serve the drinks immediately. You don't want all the fizz from the sparkling water to go away!
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For Each Drink
- ¼ cup unsweetened pineapple juice, 2 fl oz
- ¼ cup freshly squeezed orange juice, 2 fl oz
- 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice, 1 fl oz
- 1 tablespoon grenadine, 0.5 fl oz
- 3 dashes Angostura bitters, about 0.6 tsp
- 1 ¼ cup sparkling mineral water, 10 fl oz
- 2 ice cubes
For the Garnish
- 1 orange slice per glass
- 1 maraschino cherry per glass
- Squeeze the juice from about one large orange and one large lemon. Measure out ¼ cup of orange juice and 1 tablespoon of lemon juice for the Cinderella drink.
- Pour the pineapple, orange, and lemon juices into a 15.5-ounce highball or Collins glass. Stir together until blended.
- Add the grenadine and Angostura bitters, then fill the rest of the glass with sparkling mineral water (about 1 ¼ cup or 10 fl oz). Gently stir the drink, then add 2 ice cubes.
- Garnish the drink with an orange wedge and maraschino cherry.
- Squeeze your own citrus juice. Using a citrus press makes it easy to squeeze the juice.
- Don't forget about the Angostura bitters; they add a unique flavor that can't be substituted.
- Add another layer of flavor by using a fruit-flavored sparkling water.
- Be sure to serve the mocktail in a special glass for the best presentation.
- Enjoy immediately, or the fizz will disappear.
Serving sizes and nutritional information are only an estimate and may vary from your results.
Very nice drink, could a person make a pitcher of this drink to be able to serve more than one person at a time
That's right, Susanne! A pitcher makes refills easy. 🙂
Lupe E Martinez
Why do they call the Cinderella drink the Cinderella drink.
Unfortunately, there isn't any information online about how it was invented. It seems that the website The Spruce were among the first to post a recipe online, so they may be the creators of it. I'm sorry I couldn't be of more help!
Just want to mention, for those who do not consume any alcohol for religious reasons, angostura bitters do contain alcohol.
Yes, that's true; angostura bitters do contain alcohol. Many other extracts, like vanilla, do as well.
This drink has a nice fade. I like the nice taste of the angostura bitters. The pictures are nice.
Angostura bitters really add a nice flavor!
Angostura bitters really add a nice flavor!!