Boba Buddha’s Boozy Black Raspberry Bubble Tea Recipe

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Boozy black raspberry bubble tea is perfect for a fruity pick-me-up. Whiskey, jasmine tea, and black raspberry flavors combine for a sweet, fruity bubble tea with hints of smokiness and chocolate. You can make this unique concoction at home with this simple recipe.

You can make a bubble tea cocktail in under 20 minutes with just a few ingredients. It is typically served in a martini glass without ice, but you could make adjustments if needed. Either way, it’s always a crowd-pleaser.

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Boozy Black Raspberry Bubble Tea

  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 1 Serving 1x


This recipe combines the brightness of fruit with the floral tones of jasmine tea and the warmth of whiskey. It’s a great cocktail to serve at your next get-together.


  • 23 tbsp white sugar or another soluble sweetener
  • 1 lime wedge
  • Ice cubes
  • 4 tbsp whiskey
  • 2 tbsp raspberry liqueur
  • 1 tsp black raspberry powder (mixed with water according to the package)
  • 2 tbsp brewed jasmine tea
  • 1/4 cup raspberry popping boba


Add a dash of lemon juice for a hint of acidity.

Add 1/4 tsp of black or pink edible glitter to the shaker if desired.

Substitute 1/2 tsp of black raspberry extract for the powder above.

Because it is served in a martini glass, a boba straw is not typically required.

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes

What Does Boozy Black Raspberry Bubble Tea Taste Like?

Boozy black raspberry bubble tea tastes bright, fruity, and sweet. Black raspberries bring an earthy, woodsy taste; they are bolder than red raspberries. The earthy, floral jasmine tea combines well with the fruit flavor of the raspberries and the whiskey. Whiskey also adds hints of chocolate and nuts, making the bubble tea full of flavor.

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Black raspberries

How Much Caffeine Is in This Recipe?

The two tablespoons of jasmine tea in this recipe contain about 5 mg of caffeine. Tea leaves release more caffeine when they are steeped for long periods, steeped in very hot water, and steeped with smaller leaves.

You can use a tea bag or loose-leaf tea leaves, but loose-leaf tea leaves provide a superior flavor. Steep jasmine tea for only about three minutes. If steeped longer, jasmine tea can taste bitter.

Can You Make Black Raspberry Bubble Tea Without Alcohol?

There are no substitutes for whiskey. However, you could use raspberry syrup in place of the raspberry liqueur. You could also use three to four more tablespoons of jasmine tea instead of whiskey, but the flavor would be very different. Boozy black raspberry bubble tea is best served following the recipe above.

Can You Use a Different Type of Tea?

Instead of jasmine tea, try raspberry dragon fruit black tea or peach tea. Black tea contains more caffeine than jasmine tea, but peach tea is typically caffeine-free. You could also use green or chai tea.

The only tea to avoid is matcha tea, as the earthy bitterness will not fit with the rest of the flavors.

Black Raspberries vs. Blackberries

Blackberries and black raspberries look very similar, but they are two different fruits.

Both are full of nutrients, low in fat, and high in fiber. They each contain anthocyanins, a type of polyphenol which gives them their black color. Anthocyanins aid blood vessels and may protect cells from mutating.

Black RaspberriesBlackberries
Sweet flavorTart flavor
Contain 58% of daily vitamin CContain 50% of daily Vitamin C
Covered in tiny white hairsGlossy and smooth
Have a hollow coreHave a white or green core
Continue to ripen after pickedDo not ripen off the vine
Grow in Pacific NorthwestGrow in the U.S, Mexico, and Chile

Which Boba Toppings and Garnishes Are Best in This Recipe?

Popping boba work best but also try:

  • Chocolate chips
  • Fresh fruit
  • Limoncello floater
  • A scoop of ice cream to make it more of a dessert
  • Tapioca pearls—soak them in black raspberry syrup or liquor


Sarah loves indulging in bubble tea near her home in southern Indiana. She constantly experiments with flavor combinations, but her favorite flavor is passion fruit. She enjoys experimenting in her home kitchen and hopes to one day be a pro at making her own bubble tea.

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