Ginger – orange mocktail with star anise and thyme

Gimber sinaasappel mocktail met steranijs 1.7

I already made the recipe for this mocktail in the spring. At the request of Bonappetit Les Amis, the Belgian webshop for online foodies. I came up with this recipe with one of their top products, the Gili ginger elexir. Would you like to take a look at the webshop…

Ginger – orange mocktail with star anise and thyme
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Ginger – orange cocktail, in combination with the fresh touch of anise and spicy thyme, this is absolutelt winner for your party…
5 van 3 Stemmen
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Course Drinks
Cuisine Own recipe
Servings 4 glasses


  • cooking pot
  • orange press


  • 600 ml fresh orange juice about 5 oranges
  • 60 ml ginger concentrate
  • 2 tbl spoon honey
  • 2 flowers star anise
  • 3 sprigs thyme
  • 4 sprigs sprigs of thyme to decorate the 4 glasses

Make your own ice cubes

  • 1/2 orange in partjes gesneden (of mandarijn)
  • 50 ml fresh orange juice
  • 10 ml ginger concentrate
  • 100 ml water
  • orange peel to your own taste


Make your own ice cubes

  • I have molded ice cubes in all shapes and sizes. I prefer to use the large round bulbs. You can fill it with pieces of fruit or vegetables.
  • To fill them up I made a mixture of water with orange juice and the ginger concentrate. The amount depends on the number of ice cubes you want to make…
  • In each bulb I put either orange slices, mandarin or strips of peel. Then I filled them with the mixture and put them in the freezer for at least 4 hours.

How to make the mocktail

  • Place the orange juice, honey, star anise and thyme in a cooking pot and heat over low heat for 5 minutes. Let this mixture cool and pour through a sieve.
  • Add the ginger concentrate. Here I worked with the "Gili elexir", available via the online webshop of
  • Let it cool. Serve the glasses with the homemade ice cubes the juice and a sprig of thyme.


I have made this mocktail several times and it is always a success. The combination of the spicy ginger with the fresh anise flavor and thyme will amaze your guests … Definitely worth trying!
Gimber sinaasappel mocktail met steranijs 1.5
Keyword mocktail, alcohol free drinks, gingerdrink, party drinks, orange juice, summer drinks, ginger concentrate
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I am Patricia, energetic 40'er, architect, business manager and food blogger. Living in Andalusia but from Flanders - Belgium. Mother of 2 active and creative kids who, together with my husband Geert, form the tasting team of the first order!
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