Cinderella Cocktail Recipes That Taste Like a Dream

Cinderella Sunset Cocktail On a Balcony

The Cinderella cocktail's name inspires dreams of glass slippers and fairy godmothers, but this nonalcoholic drink shares little resemblance with the famous fairy tale. A fruity, tropical mocktail, this drink is perfect for sipping during the summer months either at your nearest pool or beach side location. Here are a few different Cinderella recipes to get you through the next season.

Cinderella Cocktail

The classic Cinderella recipe takes a few fundamental fruit flavors, like citrus and pineapple, and combines it with the fizziness of ginger ale to create an easy-to-drink mocktail.

Ingredients

  • 1 ounce freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 ounce orange juice
  • 1 ounce pineapple juice
  • 1 barspoon grenadine
  • Ice
  • Ginger ale
  • Pineapple wedge for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a cocktail shaker, combine the lemon juice, orange juice, pineapple juice, and grenadine. Add ice and shake until chilled.
  2. Fill a collins glass with ice and strain in the mixture.
  3. Top with ginger ale.
  4. Garnish with a pineapple wedge.
Colorful freshly made cocktail

Cinderella Sunset Mocktail

If you're looking for a Cinderella that has a deeper flavor, you can use this recipe which substitutes blood orange juice and grapefruit juice in the original recipe.

Ingredients

  • 1 ounce freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 ounce blood orange juice
  • 1 ounce grapefruit juice
  • ½ teaspoon grenadine
  • Ice
  • Ginger ale
  • Lemon wedge and cherry for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a cocktail shaker, combine the lemon juice, blood orange juice, grapefruit juice, and grenadine. Add ice and shake until chilled.
  2. Fill a collins glass with ice and strain in the mixture.
  3. Top with ginger ale.
  4. Garnish with the lemon wedge and cherry.
Cinderella Sunset Cocktail On a Balcony

Cinderella's Stepsister

This sharper tasting mocktail that incorporates cocktail bitters and raspberry syrup is aptly named after Cinderella's haughty and mischievous stepsisters.

Ingredients

  • 1 ounce freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 ounce orange juice
  • 1 ounce pineapple juice
  • ½ teaspoon raspberry syrup
  • 2 dashes orange bitters
  • Ice
  • Ginger ale
  • Raspberry for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a cocktail shaker, combine the lemon juice, orange juice, grapefruit juice, raspberry syrup, and orange bitters. Add ice and shake until chilled.
  2. Fill a collins glass with ice and strain in the mixture.
  3. Top with ginger ale.
  4. Garnish with the raspberry.
Glass of orange cocktail with raspberry

Sour Cinderella

A Sour Cinderella seeks to make you pucker your lips by taking the strongest citrus flavors and marrying them together in a delicious mocktail.

Ingredients

  • 1 ounce freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 1 ounce freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 ounce orange juice
  • ½ teaspoon grenadine
  • 2 dashes Agnoustra bitters
  • Ice
  • Ginger ale
  • Lime twist for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a cocktail shaker, combine the lime juice, lemon juice, orange juice, grenadine, and bitters. Add ice and shake until chilled.
  2. Fill a collins glass with ice and strain in the mixture.
  3. Top with ginger ale.
  4. Pop in a lime twist and serve.
Sour Cinderella Cocktail

Cinderella Umbrella Drink

For those particularly hot afternoons, a Cinderella umbrella drinks will transport you poolside.

Ingredients

  • 1 ounce freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 ounce orange juice
  • 1 ounce pineapple juice
  • ½ tablespoon grenadine
  • Ice
  • Club soda
  • Umbrella, pineapple wedge, and cherry for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a cocktail shaker, combine the lemon juice, orange juice, pineapple juice, and grenadine. Add ice and shake to chill.
  2. Pour the mixture into a hurricane glass filled with ice. Top with the club soda.
  3. Garnish with a paper umbrella, pineapple wedge, and cherry.
Cocktails on an Outdoor Patio

Cherry-Cheeked Cinderella

Bashfully tart, a cherry-cheeked Cinderella substitutes ginger ale for cherry sparkling water to play against the citrus flavors of the original recipe.

Ingredients

  • Orange wedge
  • Sugar
  • 1 ounce of freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 1 ounce orange juice
  • 1 ounce pineapple juice
  • 1 barspoon grenadine
  • Ice
  • Cherry sparkling water
  • 1 cherry to garnish

Instructions

  1. Run the orange wedge around the rim of a collins glass. Dip the rim in the sugar.
  2. In a cocktail shaker, combine the lime juice, orange juice, pineapple juice, and grenadine. Add ice and shake until chilled.
  3. Strain into the collins glass filled wit ice.
  4. Top with cherry sparkling water.
  5. Garnish with a cherry.
Orange juice and cherry cocktail

Behind the Name: The Cinderella

Interestingly, there isn't much consensus among mixologists and drink-enthusiasts about where this tropical mocktail got its name from. While there are blue-tinted alcoholic mixed drinks that share the same name, this brightly-flavored drink has seemingly no similarities to the Cinderella story. There have been some recent drinks made in honor of the moderately successful 1980s rock band, Cinderella, and there is small a chance that this drink was devised by a die-hard rock fan. Whether its name stems from musical or literary origins, the Cinderella does provide anyone who drinks it with a magical experience.

If the Drink Fits, Take a Sip

While there is a multitude of unique nonalcoholic drink recipes out there, versions of the Cinderella are always able to please because of their classic fruity and bubbly combinations. So, if you want to put a pep in your step, make one of these brightly colored mocktails for yourself.

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