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Boozy Boba – The Tropical Rum Twist

Tropical Twist with Boba

Like your boba boozy? This fresh, tropical rum twist combines the richness of rum, the refreshing flavors of aqua fresca juice, the creaminess of almond milk, and the sweetness of chamomile tea syrup for a boozy boba escape!  Its perfect for summer get togethers, nights on the patio, or even the cold winter nights where you are dreaming of a winter escape. 

Its a Boozy Boba Revolution!

Part of boba’s surge in popularity is the massive amounts of flavor combinations.  From smoothies, milks, tea or syrups, the possibilities are endless. While traditionally non alcoholic, boozy boba is perfect for your next party or get together. If you want your boba with a boozy punch, here is our recipe for our Tropical Twist.  Remember, while our recipe is great what makes boba fun is the ability to get creative.  Be sure to experiment, and make this recipe your own. Don’t forget to stock up on our Brown Sugar Boba.

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Tropical Boozy Boba Twist

Print Recipe
Course Drinks
Keyword boba rum, boozy boba, sparkling boba drink
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes


  • 1 Saucepan
  • 1 Cocktail Shaker


  • 2 oz Rum
  • 2 oz Aqua Fresca Juice
  • 1-2 oz Almond Milk
  • 0.5-1 oz Chamomile Tea Syrup
  • Better Boba Classic Brown Sugar Tapioca Pearls (Add as much boba as your heart desires!)


First, prepare the Chamomile Tea Syrup:

  • Bring 1 cup of water to a boil in a small saucepan.
  • Remove the saucepan from heat and add 2 chamomile tea bags to the hot water. Let the tea steep for about 5 minutes to infuse the water with chamomile flavor.
  • After steeping, remove the tea bags from the saucepan, pressing gently to extract any remaining liquid.
  • Return the saucepan to low heat and gradually stir in 1 cup of granulated sugar. Continue stirring until the sugar completely dissolves.
  • Once the sugar has dissolved, increase the heat to medium and let the mixture simmer for about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. This will help thicken the syrup slightly.
  • After simmering, remove the saucepan from the heat and let the chamomile tea syrup cool to room temperature.
  • Once cooled, transfer the syrup to a clean and airtight container. You can strain the syrup through a fine-mesh sieve to remove any chamomile residue if desired.

Finishing the Boozy Boba:

  • In a cocktail shaker, combine 2 oz of rum, 2 oz of aqua fresca juice, 1-2 oz of almond milk, and 0.5-1 oz of chamomile tea syrup. Adjust the quantities to suit your taste preferences, whether you prefer a stronger or lighter flavor profile.
  • Shake the cocktail shaker vigorously to mix all the ingredients together and create a harmonious blend of flavors.
  • Prepare a serving glass by adding a generous amount of the cooked and cooled Better Boba Classic Brown Sugar Tapioca Pearls to the bottom.
  • Pour the Tropical Twist Boozy Boba mixture from the shaker into the glass, ensuring that the boba pearls are evenly distributed throughout the drink.
  • Grab a wide and sturdy reusable straw, allowing you to savor the chewy pearls and sip on the delightful concoction simultaneously.
  • Sip and enjoy your tropical escape in a glass

Remember to enjoy this boozy boba drink responsibly and savor every delightful sip of the Tropical Boozy Boba Twist. Cheers!

For a non-alcoholic version, you can easily transform this Tropical Twist by omitting the rum and increasing the amount of aqua fresca juice and almond milk to your liking.  Since this drink requires a batch of Chamomile Tea Syrup, you can always go one drink with and one drink without.  After all, our boba is the star of the show!

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Our Mission at Better Boba

]Join the boba revolution! Better Boba is the first global brand of all-natural boba pearls. Sustainably produced. We believe that boba can be better for us and the planet. Order your all-natural boba pearls today and start enjoying a healthier and more delicious version of your favorite sips and snacks. Go beyond the tea and scoop on ice cream, fruit salad, yogurt bowls, pancakes, acai bowls, iced coffee, and cocktails. It’s boba.