Cinderella Recipe

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Nic Polotnianko

I fell in love with the art of mixology 6 years ago. Since then, I've honed my skills, crafting a myriad of cocktail recipes, and sharing my passion with other enthusiasts.

Last Updated: January 7, 2024


The Cinderella mocktail is a non-alcoholic, fruity and refreshing drink that gained popularity in the 1980s. It is often served at parties and events where guests prefer a non-alcoholic option. The Cinderella is a favorite among designated drivers, pregnant women, and those who simply enjoy a tasty, alcohol-free beverage.

  • Originated in the 1980s
  • Popular at parties and events
  • A favorite among non-alcoholic drinkers

How Cinderella Tastes?

The Cinderella cocktail offers a delightful mix of sweet and sour flavors, with a light and refreshing taste. The combination of fruit juices creates a tropical sensation, while the ginger ale adds a subtle fizziness.

Interesting facts about Cinderella

  • The Cinderella is a non-alcoholic cocktail, making it a great option for those who don't drink alcohol
  • The drink is named after the famous fairy tale character, Cinderella
  • The Cinderella cocktail is sometimes referred to as a 'mocktail' due to its lack of alcohol


  • Orange juice: 60ml
  • Pineapple juice: 60ml
  • Lemon juice: 30ml
  • Ginger ale: 60ml
  • Grenadine: 1 dash
  • Ice cubes: As needed
  • Mint leaves: 3-4
  • Orange slice: 1

A few good options for Cinderella are:

  • Brockmans
  • Silent Pool Gin
  • Hendrick's Gin

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Orange Juice

60ml of orange juice adds a sweet, yet slightly tart base flavor. Too much and it overshadows; too little and the mocktail loses its backbone. No OJ? Mango juice can step in with its tropical twist!

Alex Green

Pineapple Juice

Pineapple juice brings a tropical zing, making the drink vibrant. Skimp on it, and you'll miss the sparkle. Swap with apple juice for an orchard take on Cinderella.

Emma Rose

Lemon Juice

At 30ml, lemon juice is the zesty kick that counters the sweetness and adds freshness. Leave it out, and Cinderella shall not go to the ball—well, the balance will be off. Substitute with lime for a tangy twirl.

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Ginger Ale

60ml ginger ale offers a fizzy spice that dances through the mocktail. Swap it for club soda and a sprinkle of ground ginger, and you'll maintain the spark with a little less jig.

Alex Green


A dash of grenadine is the fairy godmother here; it magically gives a blush tone and a hint of sweetness. Skip it, and you lose the enchanting hue. Pomegranate juice can slip in as an understudy for a similar effect.

Emma Rose

Ice Cubes

Just enough ice to chill, not drown our glass slipper. It's all about the cool crunch without turning Cinderella's carriage into a pool.

Mary Mitkina

Mint Leaves

3-4 mint leaves for garnish add an aroma that invites you in. Without it, it's like a smile without sparkle. No mint? Try basil for an herbal twist!

Alex Green

Orange Slice

An orange slice garnish makes it picture-perfect; it's the crowning jewel. Without it, the mocktail feels undressed. Alternatively, a pineapple wedge can play the part too.

Emma Rose

Recipe. How to make Cinderella Drink

  1. Fill a cocktail shaker with ice cubes
  2. Add orange juice, pineapple juice, and lemon juice to the shaker
  3. Shake well to combine the ingredients
  4. Strain the mixture into a chilled glass filled with ice
  5. Top with ginger ale and a dash of grenadine
  6. Gently stir the drink to mix in the grenadine
  7. Garnish with mint leaves and an orange slice

Pro Tips

  • Shake the juices well to ensure a good mix
  • Use freshly squeezed juices for a better taste
  • Chill the glass before serving for a refreshing experience

Perfect Pairings


  • Cheese platter: The acidity from the mocktail cuts through the richness of cheese.
  • Fruit skewers: Complement the fruity notes of the mocktail.

Main Courses

  • Grilled chicken: The citrus flavors can enhance lighter meats.
  • Vegetarian spring rolls: The freshness pairs well with the mocktail.


  • Lemon tarts: The lemon in both will harmonize nicely.
  • Fruit salad: Echoes the fruity essence of the Cinderella mocktail.

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What you could change in Cinderella

  • Apple juice can be used instead of orange juice
  • Club soda can replace ginger ale for a less sweet version
  • Pomegranate syrup can be used as a substitute for grenadine

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And of course - twists🍹

Berry Cinderella

Substitute pineapple juice with mixed berry juice for a berry blast. Add a splash of coconut water for a creamier texture, and top with soda instead of ginger ale. This twist is like stepping into an enchanted berry forest—with every sip, you'll wander deeper!

Spiced Pumpkin Cinderella

Reduce orange juice to 30ml and blend in 30ml of pumpkin puree. Replace lemon juice with lime, and add a pinch of cinnamon. Cinderella's got her fall gown on, and it's pumpkin spice dazzling!

Tropical Heat Cinderella

Mix in a jalapeño-infused simple syrup with the citrus juices for a kick. Top with tonic water and a sprinkle of cayenne pepper. This twist turns the heat up in the kingdom; it's a tropical fiesta in a glass!

In case you forgot basics how to make Cinderella

Add your ingredients to the shaker first, then ice. Fill it up to ¾ of its capacity to ensure enough space for shaking. Hold the shaker with both hands (one on the top and one on the bottom) and shake vigorously. The shake should come from your shoulders, not your wrists.

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Place your chosen strainer on top of the shaker or mixing glass, ensuring a secure fit. Pour the cocktail into a glass through the strainer, which will catch solid ingredients and ice. If double straining, hold the fine mesh strainer between the shaker and the glass.

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Insert the spoon into the glass until it touches the bottom. Keep the back of the spoon against the inside wall of the glass, and stir in a smooth, circular motion. The goal is to swirl the ice and ingredients together without churning or splashing.

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Garnishing a bar drink depends on the type of garnish and the cocktail. Generally, it involves preparing the garnish (like cutting a citrus wheel or picking a sprig of mint), and then adding it to the drink in a visually appealing way (like perching it on the rim or floating it on top).

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Frequently Asked Questions on Cinderella

What are some other popular mocktails similar to Cinderella cocktail?

Similar to the Cinderella cocktail are the Virgin Mary, Arnold Palmer, and Shirley Temple mocktails.

What other fruits can be used as garnish for Cinderella cocktail?

You can also use pineapple chunks or cherry as a garnish for this mocktail.

Can I experiment with Cinderella cocktail by adding alcohol?

Yes, while the Cinderella cocktail is traditionally non-alcoholic, you can experiment by adding a shot of rum or vodka for an alcoholic twist.

Is there a specific time or occasion to serve the Cinderella cocktail?

While it can be served at any time, the Cinderella cocktail is an excellent choice for brunches and day parties because of its refreshing and light qualities.

When shaking the ingredients in the shaker, how long should I shake it for?

The shaking process usually lasts for around 10-15 seconds or until the outside of the shaker becomes frosty.

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