Bushfood Cocktails & Drinks

Pepperberry syrup imparts fruitiness, bush aromas, and a distinctive spicy bite to drinks and cocktails. Its fresh aromatics lends itself beautiful to gin style cocktails. It is a building and lingering heat that is unique to pepperberry.
Corinne likes to add a splash into her G&T whereas Chris justs adds a splash of it to his dry cider.
Don’t be limited to our suggestions. Mix your own bush pepper wonders and concoctions – We’d love to hear about it! Tag us @wildpepperisle on Instagram or Facebook!

Pepperberry Milkshake

Pepperberry milkshake

You wouldn’t think pepper and milk go together, but they really do in this Pepper Milkshake! Indulge yourself in this creamy rich and fruity treat.

  • 1 part Vodka
  • 1 part Pepperberry Syrup
  • Wholemilk or cream
  • Whipped cream
  • Ice cream (optional)
  • Pinch of ground dried pepperberry
  • Mix all ingredients in a shaker with ice
  • Strain and serve in a chilled tall glass
  • Top with whipped cream
  • Garnish with freeze dried pepperberry
  • Just omit the vodka to have a fruity, spicy peppery milkshake for the kids or as a dessert.  So creamy! So pepperberry!


Peppatini is a pepperberry twist on a classic Martini recipe. Try out our recipe and let us know what you think.

1 part Tasmanian gin
1 part Sweet Vermouth
Bite of Pepperberry Syrup
Dash of bitters

Pour all ingredients into a mixing glass with ice.  Stir well. Strain into a martini cocktail glass.  Garnish with a lemon twist.

Picantita Margarita

Think remote island paradise, white sand, huge granite boulders and not a soul to be seen for miles.  You’re on Wild Pepper Isle and its time for a Picantita Margarita!  Try out this recipe:

1 part Cointreau
2 parts Golden Tequila
1 part Pepperberry syrup
1 part freshly squeezed lime
Rim chilled glass with salt or sugar and serve over ice

Purple Mojo

Purple Mojo is like a mojito, but tougher and more enchanting! It may look pretty, but it packs a punch!

It is intended for stinking hot summer days where you need a refreshing drink, but when rum, lime and mint just isn’t magical enough. When you want a cooling wet slap in the mouth but your taste buds to tingle! Be refreshed and revived with this ice cold pepperberry elixir!

  • 2 parts White rum
  • 2 parts freshly squeezed lime
  • 1 part Pepperberry Syrup
  • Native river mint
  • Ice cubes
  • Top with soda water

Sangria Peligroso

Got friends coming over? This Sangria Peligroso is a great drink for sharing! Try out this recipe.

1 bottle of Tasmanian pinot noir
1/2 cup of brandy
2 shots Cointreau
4 shots Pepperberry syrup
2-3 cups of soda water
Sliced citrus fruit

Sangria Peligroso is not just for summer!
Turn this drink into a fiery winter warmer by heating the wine over the stove with some cloves and cinnamon before adding the spirits and Pepperberry syrup.

South State Sour

In the southern most part of Australia lies Tasmania – The Wilderness State . Here we find clean, pure water, world class whisky and wild aromatic bushfoods. We combine this together to create The South State Sour, a fruity, spicy and lively Pepperberry Whisky Cocktail.

2 parts Tasmanian single malt whisky
2 parts freshly squeezed lemon
1 part Pepperberry Syrup
1 egg white
ice cubes
Shake with ice and strain into old fashioned glass to serve on the rocks