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!
Other Mocktails to Enjoy
- Virgin Peach Daiquiri
- Strawberry Citrus Blush
- Grapefruit and Ginger Fizz
- Virgin Margarita
- Mango Daiquiri
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For Each Drink
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.