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Trolley'd Illawarra Plum or Riberry Cocktail Syrup Recipe

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Trolley’d Illawarra Plum or Riberry Cocktail Syrup Recipe

This makes a super tasty, deep and sensual syrup to get your taste buds cruising at optimum altitude. Get your hands on some Illawarra Plum - Podocarpus Elatus or Riberry (Syzygium luehmannii) by ordering one of our Cocktail Kits, check out the treats on the streets, or purchase from a reputable ethical native produce supplier.


5g freeze dried Illawarra Plum or Riberries

100g sugar or a sugar free alternative

200ml filtered water

7g TeaCraft Egyptian Ice Tea

2 Cups of ice


Bowl | Spoon | Small saucepan | Jar or Bottle


Step 1

Combine tea and ice in a bowl or a jug, allow ice to melt.

 Trolley’d Illawarra Plum or Riberry Cocktail Syrup Recipe


In a pot, bring Illawarra Plums, sugar and water to the boil.

Trolley’d Illawarra Plum or Riberry Cocktail Syrup Recipe

Step 3

Reduce to a simmer for 30 minutes. Allow to cool.

Trolley’d Illawarra Plum or Riberry Cocktail Syrup Recipe

Step 4

Strain tea, and combine with Illawarra Plum syrup. Pour into a sterilised jar or bottle, and refrigerate for future use.

Trolley’d Illawarra Plum or Riberry Cocktail Syrup Recipe

Discover the Exquisite World of Illawarra Plums & Riberries – Nature's Hidden Gems

Illawarra Plums (Podocarpus elatus): A Taste of Australia's Heritage

Embrace the Unique Flavour
Step into the enchanting realm of the Illawarra Plum, a rare jewel from the rainforests of Australia. This exotic fruit, also known as the Brown Pine or Plum Pine, isn't your ordinary supermarket find. It's a taste steeped in history, a relic from the age of dinosaurs.

A Nutritional Powerhouse
Not only is the Illawarra Plum a delight for your taste buds, but it's also a champion of health. Packed with antioxidants, this deep purple fruit is a heart-healthy choice, battling against free radicals and supporting your immune system.

Culinary Versatility
From sweet syrups to savory sauces, the Illawarra Plum is a versatile addition to any kitchen. It adds a touch of gourmet to every dish, making it a favourite among chefs and food enthusiasts alike.

Riberries (Syzygium luehmannii): A Symphony of Flavours

Explore the Tangy Sensation
Riberries, or lilly pilly berries, are more than just a fruit; they're an experience. Their vibrant red hue and crisp, tart flavour make them a standout ingredient in any culinary creation.

Rich in Tradition and Taste
Indigenous to Australia's subtropical rainforests, Riberries have been a staple in Aboriginal diets for centuries. These small, pearl-like fruits are not only delicious but are also imbued with cultural significance.

A Versatile Delight
Whether you're crafting a unique jam, a refreshing cocktail, or a zesty dressing, Riberries offer a unique twist. Their distinct spicy-clove flavour is an invitation to experiment and explore new culinary horizons.

Why Choose Trolley'd for Your Illawarra Plums & Riberries?

Unmatched Quality and Freshness
At Trolley'd, we pride ourselves on sourcing the finest Illawarra Plums and Riberries, ensuring peak freshness and flavor. Our commitment to quality means you're getting the best of what nature offers. We 

Sustainable and Ethical
We believe in responsible sourcing. Our partnership with local growers not only supports the community but also helps in preserving these rare and precious fruits for future generations.

Inspirational Recipes and Ideas
Join our community of food lovers! At Trolley'd, we're not just about selling fruits; we're about creating experiences. Discover delicious recipes, creative ideas, and tips to make the most of these exotic Australian treasures.

Ethical Harvesting and Sourcing of Australian Bush Foods - A Concise Note

At Trolley'd, we are committed to the ethical harvesting and sourcing of Australian bush foods like Illawarra Plums and Riberries. We forage from local council-planted trees in and around the Sydney CBD, ensuring minimal environmental impact and respecting the land. It's crucial to avoid unauthorised access to country, recognising the deep cultural significance of these areas to First Nations communities. Equally important is our dedication to sourcing ingredients in a way that supports local First Nations communities, ensuring fair trade and economic empowerment. This approach is a cornerstone of our operations, reflecting our respect for the environment, cultural heritage, and sustainable future. 

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