Nothing says summer quite like a nice citrusy drink and the Cinderella is chock full of their flavours. Anyone should love how light and refreshing this drink is. All those citrus flavours combined for a burst of tartness but it’s quickly followed by the sweet grenadine for a well-balanced drink. This would work really well as a non-alcoholic punch for parties if you could make enough for everyone!

One of the places we visited to receive some help regarding the recipes of some alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks was the Lakeside Bar & Grill in KillyHevlin Hotel, County Fermanagh, where Steve the bartender gave us the ingredients for different cocktails and provided us with the tips needed to serve them in the right ways.

Recipe

  • 3 ounces Lemon juice
  • 3 ounces Orange juice
  • 3 ounces Pineapple juice

Method

1. Combine all the fruit juices and ginger ale in a shaker filled with ice cubes.
2. Shake well and strain into a chilled glass.
3. Add 1 or 2 ice cubes.
4. Garnish with pineapple and orange slice.
5. Serve at once.

Cinderella mocktail (Source: TNP Photography)

What is a Mocktail?

A mocktail is defined as a non-alcoholic drink consisting of a mixture of fruit juices or other soft drinks. More specifically, it consists of mixers and drinks that would normally be used with vodka and other hard alcohols. Imagine drinking a cocktail mixed with grenadine, sprite, and lime, but sans the vodka.

The concept of Mocktails originated from the urge to cater to the people who frequented the bar but had no desire or urge to consume alcoholic drinks. Earlier, these people were served with either carbonated drinks or fruit juices. These, however, lacked the style and mystery associated with the cocktail. To satisfy the urge of these people, the bartenders came up with exotic ideas and created drinks which had all the qualities of a cocktail without any alcohol in it. Since these drinks were created as a substitute to cocktails; they came to be called as “Mocktails” or a drink which had the qualities and sophistication to make a mockery of a cocktail.

Origins 

Perhaps, the first mocktail to have been prepared was Virgin Mary, an answer to Bloody Mary. Mocktails are now as popular as cocktails and are served alone in a restaurant or in a bar famous for preparing cocktails. There are many outlets famous for their mocktails organizing mocktail sessions on a regular basis.

Nutrition

  • Calories: 114
  • Fat: 0.29868 grams
  • Carbs: 29.65338 grams
  • Protein: 1.33674 grams

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