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Bora Bora

Cotswold Cocktail School - Born Born Mocktail Recipe

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Primary ingredient: Fruit Tea

A Brief History of the Bora Bora Mocktail

The Bora Bora mocktail is a modern creation in the world of mocktails, with its origins stemming from the craft mocktail revival of the early 21st century. Designed by Cotswold Cocktail School infusing a Hibiscus Bora Bora fruit tea with fresh juices and tonic water. 

The mocktail's ingredients, which include exotic and domestic fruits offers a sweet and tangy flavour profile. 

Taste and Flavour Profile

The Bora Bora Mocktail has a kaleidoscope of fruits and flowers:

  • Hibiscus Bora Bora fruit tea: This tea offers a intensely fruity aroma and bright red infusion. A sweet cup with zesty hibiscus, berries and tropical fruity mouthfeel.
  • Lime Juice: Freshly squeezed lime juice enhances the citrus elements, bringing a tart and zingy contrast to the sweetness of the agave nectar.
  • Simple Syrup: Simple syrup (a mixture of sugar and water) adds subtle sweetness to harmonise the flavours.
  • Tonic Water: The distinctive taste of tonic water is based on the range of flavours in its ingredients, which include citric acid, sweetener, carbonated water, natural flavours, and quinine. The end result is a little bit sharp and a little bit sugary.

Food Pairings

Enhance your Bora Bora Mocktail experience with these delicious food pairings:

Try pairing with tapas, cured meets such as salami and chorizo. Also smoked salmon and gravlax blinis.   

  • Cured meats: Enjoy your Bora Bora Mocktail with a variety cured meats such as salami and chorizo. 
  • Tapas: Popular throughout Spain, tapas are festive and delicious appetizers and snacks. Traditional tapas include mixed olives, fried baby squid, meatballs, and chorizo.
  • Smoked Salmon Bilinis: A platter of smoked salmon or Gravlax blinis served as canapés.

Bar Equipment

  • Kettle
  • Hawthorne strainer & conical sieve
  • Rocks/Old fashioned glass
  • Jigger
  • Boston Shaker


  • 80ml Hibiscus Bora Bora - 8g Per 100ml
  • 25ml Freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 20ml Simple syrup*
  • 80ml Tonic water
  • Ice
  • Garnish: Seasonal berries/mint sprig


  • Steep 12g of Hibiscus Bora Bora in 150ml boiled water for 10 minutes and strain (you’re steeping extra as the tea blend will absorb some of the liquor)
  • Add all ingredients into a shaker with ice
  • Vigorously shake until well chilled and pour into a rocks glass with ice 
  • Garnish with seasonal berries/mint sprig

*Simple syrup - 1 part sugar to one part water. Gently heat in a pan until sugar has dissolved and allow to cool.

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