Meet the Maker – Red Elk

meet the maker - red elk australia

Welcome to our “Meet the Maker” series where we ask some of our regular stallholders about their business.  Farmers’ markets are a great place to meet the person behind the product as there is an opportunity for a chat as you fill your market basket.

This week we say hello to the faces behind Red Elk Australia – Claire and Rohan Kuiper

Tell us a little about what you sell.

We sell premium cordials and mixers. Red Elk originally started out as our Glühwein (mulled wine) syrup for the Alpine area with the assistance of Claire’s Dad, Nick, and his syrup manufacturing business RichValley in Wunghnu, Victoria.

Today, we are the only Glühwein manufacturer in Australia. We soon expanded with high quality cordials and drinking syrups, using Australian cane sugar and natural flavours.

We are in the process of developing our webpage to reach wider audiences and share our cocktail/ mocktail recipes.

Do you have a favourite product within your range? 

Our favourite product is the Green Ginger Wine syrup. You can mix it with white wine or soda water with mint as a garnish.

Our favourite drink is Rohan’s creation, the “Ro-mosa”:

  • 1 shot of Red Elk Green Ginger Wine syrup
  • 1 shot of Pimms
  • Top with half and half of orange juice and soda water and garnish with Angostura bitters, ice and mint!

When you come to the Mansfield Farmers’ Market, do you have a favourite “must have” for your market basket?

We love getting KNM strawberries to garnish drinks and punches, and Claire loves Ninns Pantry’s lemon butter- great on warm crumpets on a cold, wet day!

 

Thanks Claire and Rohan!  Make sure that you catch up with them at our next market and try some of their cordials.

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