The Blushing Duchess Bubble Tea Recipe

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This is a bubble tea cocktail fit for royalty. Served in a sugar-rimmed martini glass, it looks fancy and tastes fantastic. The combination of vodka, triple sec, and jasmine tea makes this a truly unique boba cocktail.

This shimmery boba drink is sweet, fun, and an excellent cocktail for parties or festivities. The unsuspecting flavors meld together to create a perfectly balanced fruity cocktail that isn’t overly sweet. I recommend serving this beverage in a martini glass, but you can get creative if you don’t have martini glasses.

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The Blushing Duchess

  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 1 Serving 1x


Start planning your next party now. This glitter-topped boozy boba drink is always a hit. What’s even better is that you can make it in advance.


Units Scale
  • 2 fl oz Vodka
  • 1 fl oz Triple Sec
  • 1 1/2 fl oz cranberry juice
  • 2 tbsp freshly brewed jasmine tea
  • 1 squeeze of fresh lime
  • 1/4 tsp edible glitter
  • Ice
  • A small plate of granulated sugar
  • 12 drops of natural pink food coloring
  • 1 lime wedge
  • 1/4 cup of lychee popping boba


  1. Take the plate of granulated sugar and add a drop or two of natural pink food coloring. Mix until the sugar is pink.
  2. Rub the lime wedge around the rim of the martini glass and then dip the rim in the sugar. Set the glass aside.
  3. Half fill the shaker with ice and add the vodka, triple sec, cranberry juice, tea, a squeeze of lime, and edible glitter.
  4. Put the lid on and shake for a few seconds.
  5. Place lychee popping boba in the bottom of the glass.
  6. Strain the contents of the shaker into the glass (without ice) and enjoy!
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If you don’t have any cranberry juice or want to try something different, you could try pineapple, pomegranate, mango, lychee, passion fruit, or even white peach or honeydew. These would change the flavor profile but would still be delicious.

To make a batch of this cocktail in advance, adjust the recipe measurements and combine the cranberry, vodka, triple sec, and tea. Add the squeeze of lime, ice, popping boba, and glitter upon serving.

  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 5 minutes

What Does the Blushing Duchess Bubble Tea Taste Like?

This bubble tea cocktail combines the sweetness of a traditional cosmopolitan with floral hints of jasmine tea. The tea cuts a bit of the sweetness from the cranberry juice and triple sec. The tanginess from the squeeze of fresh lime brings the drink to life, and the sugar rim adds a touch of sweetness to each sip.

How Much Caffeine Does the Blushing Duchess Bubble Tea Have?

In this recipe, there are only about 3 mg of caffeine. In an average cup of jasmine tea, there is about 25 mg of caffeine. Because the recipe only calls for 2 tbsp of jasmine tea, the caffeine levels are minimal.

If you prefer a caffeine-free version, use an herbal or fruit tea.

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Jasmine tea

Can This Boba Drink Be Made Without Alcohol?

You could make this drink without alcohol if you substitute orange juice for the triple sec and add soda water instead of vodka. These substitutions shouldn’t change the taste too much, but the soda water would add some bubbles.

Where Can I Buy the Blushing Duchess Bubble Tea?

If you visit a bubble tea shop and want this drink made by a professional mixologist, then Bubbleology is the place to go. They offer several bubble tea cocktail selections, including the Blushing Duchess, the Majestic Butterfly, the Duke of New York, the City of Dreams Float, and several others.

However, it is important to note that not all Bubbleology locations offer a cocktail menu. Only the East Village store in New York City currently offers these drinks.

Which Toppings Are Best With This Boba Drink?

The edible glitter is optional but makes the drink fun and fancy! Rather than using lychee popping boba, you could use one (or more) of the following:

  • Nata de coco
  • Lychee jelly
  • Vodka-soaked tapioca pearls
  • Fresh fruit
  • Mango popping boba
  • Aloe jelly

Margaret Dunn

After recently discovering bubble tea, Margaret is addicted. Thai iced tea with coffee jelly and lychee fruit tea with popping boba are her favorite combinations so far. She is currently working on a few homemade healthy versions of her favorite flavors that will satisfy her sweet tooth all the same.

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