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.Print
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.
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.
|Sweet flavor||Tart flavor|
|Contain 58% of daily vitamin C||Contain 50% of daily Vitamin C|
|Covered in tiny white hairs||Glossy and smooth|
|Have a hollow core||Have a white or green core|
|Continue to ripen after picked||Do not ripen off the vine|
|Grow in Pacific Northwest||Grow 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