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Fool’s Paradise Virtual Performance: Mocktail Recipe

This fun and delicious mocktail is super easy to make and a perfect pairing with our streaming of Fool’s Paradise this weekend.

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes


For the cherry-thyme syrup

  • 1 1/2 cups cherries pitted and cut in half
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 5 thyme sprigs

For the mocktail

  • 2 oz cherry-thyme syrup (recipe follows)
  • soda water
  • rose petals to garnish
  • whole cherries to garnish

Fool's Paradise Mocktail RecipeFool's Paradise Mocktail Recipe


To make the cherry-thyme syrup

  1. Add all of the ingredients except for the thyme sprigs to a medium-sized, heavy-bottomed pan.
  2. Bring the mixture to a boil over medium-high heat.
  3. Lower the temperature and bring to a simmer. Add the thyme sprigs and simmer for 15 min or until the cherries start to break down.
  4. Strain the syrup through a fine-mesh sieve into a clean, glass container. Do not push on the cherry solids. This will make your syrup cloudy.
  5. Discard the cherry solids or repurpose them as a jam.
  6. Let the syrup come to room temperature and refrigerate until cool.

To make the mocktail

  1. Fill a tall glass with ice.
  2. Add the cherry-thyme syrup, top with soda water to taste and mix.
  3. Garnish with rose petals and whole cherries.
  4. Serve immediately.

Cocktail Option

Replace the soda water with your favorite sparkling rosé to turn this mocktail into a cocktail.


Calories: 153kcal | Carbohydrates: 41g | Sodium: 33mg | Potassium: 36mg | Sugar: 42g | Iron: 2mg

Don’t miss Fool’s Paradise, streaming August 14-16 at

Photos by Jennifer Zmuda.