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So a little cocktail for St Paddy day! this is a sweet and slightly tart cocktail based on a Midori melon ball. On the inhale you get that bright citrus note followed by the sweet honeydew and bit of sweet warmth added from the bourbon. Good on an RDA at 60 watts after a 3 - 4 day steep. NOTE This grows a bit and the honeydew really comes forward after a day or so, so give it at least 3 days before deciding if you want to change anything to suit your taste
For the melon - FLV honeydew is the main note - it is a sweet almost creamy type of honeydew it is full body and has a slight syrup/ sticky sweetness note to it and seems to grow over time this need to be balanced with some wild melon and melon rind to add some more wetness of a cocktail
For the sweet and sour mixer i used a combination of citrus soda which to me is very much like a sprite soda with a lemon/lime main note - it is bright, front forward and also seems to grow.. Blood orange which brings a nice bright citrus sweetness along with some tartness and helps filling the middle a bit finally apple sour which is a sweet and sour candy syrup like note. This contrast is needed to create balance in a handcrafted cocktail.
Bourbon is used low here for some warm notes as you would expect in an alcohol beverage - but it is not booze . it also add some darker sweet notes to contrast some of the brighter top notes
SWEETENER: I added sweetness to mine at .5% as I like that additional sweetness which midori has but it is really not needed as the honeydew is pretty sweet on its own
A cool citrus soda pop with boysenberry & black currant accents
FLV Pink Fruit is a bit on the weak side. For this reason, I added it at 3.5%.
FLV Citrus Soda is very enjoyable. I noticed that higher percentages make its' "fizzy" soda quality more prominent. I also wanted its' lime nuance to be the highlight of this mix.
FLV Boysenberry just had to be included here for its' delectable candy-like taste. I used it low because it can easily smother a mix.
FLV Black Currant to me, is a very potent flavor. For this reason, I included it in my soda pop but kept it on the low side.
FLV Sweetness was added because I wanted my pink soda pop to be nice & sweet!
Add 2 drops WS-23 per 15ml for that cool punch!!
Please don't use this recipe for commercial gain, as it is being shared in good faith for the enjoyment of the community. I hope you enjoy!
It's Gin, it's lemon lime soda, it's melon balls.... Adjusted the recipe slightly since it's steeped. The gin seemed to fall back just a bit more than I wanted it too after it steeped so I added just a tad more, and the citrus soda also fell back a bit more than I wanted so I added a touch more of that. Lowered the sweetener a tad too as that popped out more than I wanted after it steeped.
Everything else in the recipe has stayed the same. I just ignored the cucumber element in this picture as to me it is just decoration and probably didn't add anything to the actual drink. lol Overall without the sweetener (a version I made for myself) I enjoy this quite a bit as a gin drinker myself. The alcohol notes are pretty subtle which in a soda drenched drink it wouldn't be slap you in the face alcoholic anyway. I'm sure VTA Botanical Gin or FA Gin could also be added into this if you want a little more of an alcohol note, but personally I didn't want that. While you could sub the FLV gin for FA gin, it will be a little less aromatic in terms of gin, and a little more alcoholic, and I'd probably turn up the percentage a tad with FA gin. VTA Botanical could also be subbed but I'd probably turn the percentage down a bit from the FLV amount as it's a tad more aromatic. FLV is just somewhere in between.
You can mix without sweetener and get a good result, but for more of an authentic soda type feel to it sweetener works better. I picked PUR over the other sweeteners because it is strong and not drying, so it doesn't take away from the wetness of the drink.
This is a up town sun downer cocktail that only the affluent really understands - Ice Cold Expensive White Muscat Grape Vino - with a dash lemonade, and frozen Honey Dew Ice cubes - I know honey, BOUJEEEEEE.
FLV Moscato - Delicious Grape flavour, this is my new FA White Grape
FLV Citrus Soda - Dash of lemonade fizz, helps out with the body of the mix also
FLV Brut Bubble Wine - bends the white grape to a Vino
CAP Honeydew - used very low to mess with the grape and bring a new exotic flavor out of the vino
WS23 - Fizz, Cool
SS - It needs it, this is a cocktail - it really helps the fruit pop a bit more.
So this is the first boozy vape that I have created - I would say that it serves as a gateway to other boozy / cocktail vapes out there. I love working with grapes, and that translates well when working with wines.
Spoke about this in this video https://youtu.be/Y7YLmtYESgs
I'm really pleased with this layer I have created - it serves as a base for so many variations. The thing with a lemonade is you can chuck any candy berry or fruit for that matter and it should work. If you love lemonade, and you are looking for something with a sparkle - this has to be the closest you can get. Then when you get bored of it - you just bang a berry or whatever in it, to put a different spin on it.
This is a somewhat affordable high brow middle class sparkling lemonade drink - with about 16% actual lemon in it. (WOW)
I tested this in my 22 Citadel, and its very in your face lemonade - so my suggestion would be to keep the ratio and just bump it down by 20% if you are planning to vape this in a flavor atty.
FLV Lemonade : Uptown home made lemonade, also has a slight bitterness to it
FLV Citrus Soda : Bit of a sparkle, citrus notes - to turn my uptown lemonade into something more affordable for the middle-class.
CAP Jelly Candy : Texture
WS23 20% : Coolness
CAP Super Sweet : Removes bitter note from lemon, they do this in the real world also, I like sugar.
This Mix was done for Our 1st live episode using FLV Berry Blend. We talked about FLV Berry Blend in a live show - https://youtu.be/BYKq4D3Fh6o
I wanted to see if I could mix Berry Blend as the main profile into something familiar that Ive done before.
I was going for a Berry forward beverage, I am not sure that its full on Berry as I think its needs a Steep **Will update this later
The Combination of Ice and Citrus soda serves as my effervescent beverage or liquid base. Then I added the Moscato to freshen this up with a vibrant tart white grape in the middle.
Dragon fruit and Fuji added in combo to sweeten and emulsify these flavors together.
This is a Pretty weird mix, but I keep reaching for it for another puff. I dont think this is for everyone, but if you like weird stuff you might like this.
Almost reminds me of this weird "Sour Alien Spray candy" I had as a kid.
I think the weirdness will mellow out a bit after 3 days, will update.
Add if you like sweet stuff, Dont if you dont :-)
THIS RECIPE IS NOT DONE! THERE WILL BE SOME CHANGES.
So why is this recipe called John Cena.... Well you can't mix me 😁😁😁 at least not yet.
Wonderful strawberry citrus Mimosa with the perception of effervescence, and a great sweet and bitter contrast. These new FLV flavorings are going to be game changers. If you want to hear some flavor notes me kopal and concrete will be on mix life tonight at 8 Pacific time.
Edit: the show is cancelled this week ☹️ I guess we'll just have to build the anticipation make sure to tune in next week