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Simple. Dry, slightly buttery, shortbread cookies with a big fat drop of chewy, tangy and sweet orange marmalade. Just like grandma used to make.
First, I had the blood orange at 2% and it really took everything over. The cookie base by itself was mostly fine, not that you could taste it through the orange! The FA cookie is almost perfect on it's own for this kind of cookie. It really just needed a touch of vanilla and the inw biscuit brings that slight butteriness.
I had some help from Lil Kittybit on the diy_ejuice discord going over this recipe. He suggested dropping the orange to 0.5% since this particular FA flavor is rather potent. He was absolutely right. He also suggested some kind of thickening for the fruit layers. I already had meringue sitting on the sideline as a maybe here. We agreed that it might do the trick to bring down those bright, sharp orange bits just enough to make it jammy.
Right away: There is a sharp, almost floral -taste- that overpowers everything good about it. The cookie is very very dry. The orange sits completely separate from the cookie.
3 days: You can tell that everything is starting to settle but that perfumy-ness is still there. As the flavors mesh together, the mouth feel becomes a bit thicker and the initial OVER tanginess is becoming smoother almost like the jam melting and becoming that candy drop in the oven.
7 days: Most of the harshness is gone in the 10ml test however the larger, 120ml, batch definately needs more time.
14 days: The initial harshness has melted away. There is still a super light dry cookie on the inhale. The only wetness here is definitely coming from the chewy orange jam on the exhale, which no longer has that sharpness to it. Just smooth and sweet.
Profile: Licorice rod with sweet citrus filling!
I started this off with CAP Licorice at 3%, FE Lemon at 2% and FLV Sweet Coconut at 1% and TPA Marshmallow at 1%
However, the licorice weren't strong enough and the FE Lemon didn't really stand a chance on it's own.
I tried upping the licorice to 4% (was too much!) and adding in VT Sour Lemon at 1.25%. Which just made it taste like citrus dishwasher soap with a shot of heavy licorice in it - NOT GOOD!
So I ended with the following:
I was very much against using sweetener in this, as I know CAP Licorice and sweetener doesn't always tango that well, plus I wanted to see if I could make a candy without any sweetener in it.
I dropped the FE Lemon a bit to avoid the soapy flavor it potentially can add and brought in FA Blood Orange to help it. The Blood Orange also brings some of the sweetness I felt would fit a candy and 0.75% seems to be just right.
Both the marshmallow and meringue serves is the texture for the filling and helps the candy flavor on its way too.
I feel this profile fits people who don't like black licorice that much, but also works as a great entry into the world of licorice vapes.
Feel free to give it a mix and a review - even if you're a licorice hater <3
This is a Mango, Banana, Pineapple, Blood Orange Ice recipe.
FA Blood orange and Cap Sweet Tangerine are the stars here! They both pack quite a realistic orange flavor so the Blood orange is the tart and the Sweet Tangerine is the high sweet note. Cap Juicy orange just to fill out that odd mid flavor and add some wetness.
TFA Dragonfruit to help the oranges blend. I don't even taste it, but it's just a meshing flavor.
Oba Oba/Soda Base to give it that "soda can" texture and some sweetness, 1% Fizz Pop for a soda fizz. No coolant as I drink my soda warm, feel free to add ws-23 or koolada to your own preference.
Sweetener to taste, I think it's sweet enough without adding any. Old school Fanta is way different than the stuff we get nowadays with real orange juice in it which is why I used a lot of proper orange flavoring instead of more imitations. To me Fanta is the best orange soda on the market today, I love it!
I was inspired to create this recipe after tasting a Local Juniper Gin crafted by SAs first Juice makers and it is By far hands down the Best Gin vape that I have had, ever. This Juice is called VM Juniper and was crafted by Benji from Vapour Mountain.
With my last bottle of the above Juniper running very low, I decided to create my own Juniper and it was based off a Craft Gin that I mixed and tasted at a Gin farm in Cape Town.
Using FLV Juniper Gin to bring the very authentic Juniper Flavour I kept it on the lower end as I enjoy a subtle boozy note and wanted all aspects to shine and compliment this Gin. with the Black tea added to compliment the herbal back notes of the Juniper and this all then infused with some sweet blood orange!
I used my new favorite 'liquidizer', Cucumber! in combination with a little Citrus soda and WS23 to give a cool soda/tonic mixer. Cucumber also has a very complimentary flavor at higher % that works Very well with a Gin.
As Always I'd say yes, But here I would say Hell Yass! It just compliments everything as if the only sweetner is from the Blood Orange!
I personally feel this needs the few days steep for the Stronger Herbal notes of the Juniper to settle and mellow down to where I like it.
Blood Orange Margarita-ish club soda coctail
I have chosen flv agave tequila, flv citrus soda as the base with a drop of extra lime to sharpen the profile.
FLV agave Tequila
I tequila low so as not to make it too boozy, go up to 0.75, if you so please.
FLV Citrus Soda
Stayed relatively low here to leave space for the rest of the flavours. Just used to break the monotony of the tequila. The flavours i selected to use with the tequila sits almost on the same spectrum and i needed something to just give the base some body and depth.
CAP Super Sweet
Along with the Citus soda helps give sweeteness and depth
FA Lime Cold Pressed
Just a dash of juicy lime to sharpen the profile. I chose cold pressed because its a nice sweet and juice lime. Not too zetsy, and no real bitterness. Didnt want to overload as the tequila is plenty bitter already.
FA Blood Orange
This is the star of the show. I love love FA blood orange. Sweet, crisp, loads of citrus high notes and not too deep "red toned" if that makes sense... I wanted a mid to high tone note here... To almost sit on the same spectrum as the tequila.
Again sits on the same spectum as the blood orange and tequila. Together they come accross muddled and they almost translate to a new, unique flavour.Linear, dryish ginger with a tame ginger bite.
Note: ws-23 is a 25% dilution