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Cinnamon-Spiced Orange & Thyme Mocktail

20 min


10 ingredients or less

The sweet oranges bring a lovely citrus flavour to this drink, while the cinnamon gives a hint of warmth and the thyme brings a savoury taste. This drink fits perfectly into any season, but when the glass is decorated well, it will turn this mocktail into an extra festive one.



20 min


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5 min

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  • ½ cup (120 mL)
  • ¼ cup (60 mL)
  • 4
    sprigs fresh thyme
  • ½ tsp
    ground cinnamon
  • 2 Tbsp (12 g)
    freshly grated ginger
  • ½
    lemon, juiced
  • 2 cups (222 g)
    ice cubes, plus more for shaking
  • 2 cups (480 mL)
    orange juice
  • 2 cups (480 mL)
    ginger ale

Optional garnish

  • cinnamon stick
  • sprig fresh thyme


  1. Add the water, maple syrup, thyme sprigs, and cinnamon to a small pan. Bring to a simmer.
  2. Reduce the heat to low and let it steep for about 3 minutes. Then let it cool to room temperature.
  3. Fill a shaker or mason jar halfway with ice cubes and strain in the thyme syrup. Add the grated ginger and lemon juice and shake well for 10 seconds.
  4. Divide the ice cubes between your cups, strain the contents from the shaker over top, and add the orange juice and ginger ale in equal parts.
  5. Garnish as desired, and enjoy!


  • To turn this mocktail into a cocktail, simply add your favourite whiskey to the shaker.


  • The syrup can be stored in an airtight container or mason jar in the fridge for up to 5 days.
  • The assembled drink is best when enjoyed immediately.

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Anishka - May 25, 2023, 1:31 a.m.

would this drink work well with vodka or rum?

PUL Team - May 25, 2023, 2:44 a.m.

Hey Anishka, yes both spirits could complement the flavours in the mocktail and add an extra kick. To avoid it being too strong perhaps just start with a little and add more to taste 🙂

Natalie - April 25, 2023, 3:45 a.m.

Delicious! Good with bourbon too :) I call this cocktail, “Orange you glad it’s thyme to drink”. Thank you for the recipe.

Sara - April 14, 2023, 5:33 p.m.

Absolutely divine and really quick and easy

Mary - Feb. 17, 2023, 3:21 p.m.

I tried this one for new years and it is SO TASTY - it's become a staple

Lindsay - Feb. 13, 2023, 5:27 p.m.

I made this on Christmas Eve for my family and we all loved it. My kids thought it was the coolest thing ever!

PUL Team - Feb. 13, 2023, 7:10 p.m.

So honoured it was part of the festivities, Lindsay - thank you 😃

Diana - Feb. 4, 2023, 11:46 p.m.

Really delicious! I didn't have fresh thyme, but dried thyme from my balcony, it worked very well :)

PUL Team - Feb. 5, 2023, 8:47 p.m.

Mmm dried thyme from your balcony sounds lovely, Diana! Thank you 🙂

Laura - Jan. 8, 2023, 7:47 p.m.

Another fantastic non alcoholic drink! I can also see this as being beneficial if you have a sore throat. Thank you!

Shan - Dec. 30, 2022, 1:25 p.m.

YUM, so amazing and easy! We loved it, thank you!

PUL Team - Dec. 31, 2022, 3:29 a.m.

Woop woop - thank you, Shan!

Brittany - Dec. 30, 2022, 1:03 a.m.

Hi! Can I use dried thyme instead of fresh?

PUL Team - Dec. 30, 2022, 9:55 p.m.

Hey Brittany, fresh is best for this one, but you could adjust the recipe to experiment with dried thyme. Dried thyme is more concentrated in flavour than fresh so perhaps 1/4-1/2 tsp per four servings is an example amount to start with. A fine mesh strainer will also help limit pieces from sneaking into the drink. We hope you enjoy the mocktail if you give it a try 😃

Joe - Dec. 28, 2022, 2:40 a.m.

Can I replace maple syrup with honey?

PUL Team - Dec. 28, 2022, 7:11 a.m.

Hey there, Joe! Thanks for the question. Since we only use plant-based products here at PUL we haven't tested it out, but we hope you enjoy the mocktail if you're able to give it a try ☺️

Samira - Dec. 26, 2022, 7:19 p.m.

All our guests loved this mocktail and even our kids enjoyed a few sips. Thank you for this inspiration.

PUL Team - Dec. 28, 2022, 7:10 a.m.

Woohoo! It means so much, Samira 😃

Marjan - Dec. 26, 2022, 11:04 a.m.

It's nice to have a fancy drink during Christmas. I don't drink but don't want to feel left out, so this was perfect, and it tasted so good too! Thank you!

PUL Team - Dec. 28, 2022, 7:06 a.m.

Oh so lovely, Marjan - we're so thrilled the mocktail was enjoyed!

Sonja - Dec. 25, 2022, 1:32 p.m.

Just made these for xmas and it was a hit! Thanks so much and happy holidays!

PUL Team - Dec. 28, 2022, 6:55 a.m.

So happy to hear, Sonja, happy holidays 🤗

Michelle - Dec. 25, 2022, 1:13 p.m.

I live in a country where maple syrup isn’t available yet so I exchanged it with honey. It was so delicious would do again for a party! Everyone loved it.

Michaela - Dec. 20, 2022, 9:04 a.m.

This sounds delicious. 🤤 Any ideas how to make this one warm?

PUL Team - Dec. 21, 2022, 7:53 p.m.

Hey Michaela, I personally wouldn't try heating this one. In case you're interested and haven't already seen, we also have a warm Non-Alcoholic Mulled Wine recipe here:… & a warm mulled cider here:… 🙂