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A fanciful blend of blood orange & fresh figs with a dab of dark chocolate.
This is a surprising pairing of two apparent contrasting fruits, but therein lies the beauty of this combination, and the joy of DIY experimentation.
FA Fig, when paired with a touch of Amber, provides a sweet and delicious, authentic fresh fig, not the dried/candied version many are accustomed to. This is not the same fig profile found in Fig Newton, which a sweet fig 'paste' with little flavor reference to the fresh version. Some describe the flavor as a mix between peach, pear and passion fruit which does describe some of the elements but does not tell the full story. The problem in describing a fruit is that each has its unique flavor properties and it is almost impossible to describe any taste to someone who have never tasted it. It is like trying to describe an apple to someone who have never tasted one - it is just about beyond the bounds of possibility without referencing something which it is similar to.
To me, FA Fig is the quintessential fig.
FW Blood Orange is, despite it's new rival from FLV, still the undisputed king of oranges and just work better here. Somewhat bitter, slightly sweet blood orange with a hint of grapefruit sums up this beauty. It blends seamlessly with the Fig, to create a deep, somewhat unusual & familiar, deep fruit taste sensation.
HS Australian chocolate adds a touch of cocoa to compliment the inherent bitter notes form the blood orange. It keeps keeps the mix interesting by just sitting in the background with its mate, INW Shisha Vanilla, who needs no introduction...
Give this baby 3-5 days to mingle and let rip!!!
I enjoyed this on a single coil SST 0.25ohm at 60w on a Recurve RDA.
Welcome to possibly my most left of field type of profile I have ever created.
Thanks to the numerous mentions of many flavours found in this recipe to Concrete river. He has created enough intrigue for me to at least try these flavours. However as usual I like challenging myself to take things up a level and see how I can use these in a recipe effectively. I am really glad I did because I think I have found a really pleasant fruity IPA beer like stone with the combination of FA Liquid Amber, FLV GInger Peach, VT Bitters & Yakima Hops. I wanted to add something a little refreshing to this so hence I added some Apple Cider, Cherimoya, Persian Lime & Mixed Mint. These additions bring some depth of fruity contrast to this as the lime cuts through with the fresh notes from the mint. There was NO layering going on here! This was purely a blend and learning what and how each flavour played together till I came up with something intriguing yet enjoyable. However I don't wish to understate this recipe or be pretentious, IMO its enjoyable!!
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Yet another recipe, that looks like it has far too many flavours in, but my oh my do they all come together beautifully in this Strawberry Lime Cider mix!!! Three limes, three strawberries, and a dash of lemon, and this is good enough to drink from the bottle!!
Give it a go, and let me know what you think!!
Adapted directly from this wonderful recipe by orangetree.
I love the original, but cannot stomach FW Butter Pecan, for some reason unbeknownst to me. So I made a few changes, and paired things back a little.
Profile: A delicious dessert from Austria. Vanilla bean ice cream dumpling with apricot filling, rolled in grated, roasted and slightly caramelised hazelnuts.
This is a remaking of the original recipe I did a while back, I got some new flavors and thought they'd make a good mix. Both mixes are good and quite different from each other but for me what sets this one aside is addition of the VT BLOOD ORANGE CHAMPAGNE & FIZZY SHERBET, I don't know how VT makes such a realistic fizzy texture but its amaze-balls. Champagne gives a slight boozy note with a touch of orange to help out the fruits in the mix, sherbet adds to the bubbly-ness with a hint of lemon fizz.
FLV SANGRIA is heavier in tannins than the RF offer & has more of a booziness to it, think of it as being a deep red wine compared toRF being a fruity rosé.
FA LIQUID AMBER tops off the boozy note and adds some body.
MEXICAN CACTUS gives it some juiciness/wetness
BLOOD ORANGE, CHERRIES/CHRRYL/SHISHA LIME are for the fruits added to the sangria
FIZZY SHERBET adds some more fizz and a touch of lemon.
Its honestly sweet enough on its own but I enjoy it with some FLV sweetness or supersweet added to it and in the summer, .50% WS23.
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My take on a "Jack Rose" cocktail, with applejack, grenadine, and lime. Warm, sweet, and holiday-esque.
Originally mixed for a holiday cocktail episode of DIY Downunder, I've been meaning to do something inspired by applejack for a while and this was a pretty good excuse. Applejack is a traditional-ish american spirit that was originally made by repeatedly freezing the water out of cider until it proofed, so like an ice wine but with apples. It's usually just done as a distilled apple brandy now, but it's still delicious stuff that tends to be less subtle and a bit more obnoxious than something like Calvados. I do think it fits in the colder weather really well, and it's something that feels seasonal without tasting like pumpkin spice.
Shoutout to MlNikon for putting the bug in my ear about FA Liquid Amber being the best brandy flavor out, because I completely ran with it. I think a lot of failed attempts at making an applejack were down to putting the apple first. I just flipped it, and throw an ungodly amount of liquid amber in to mix to see what it would do. I liked it. 3% is indeed a whole lot of liquid amber, but it's used as an actual flavor and probably the crux of the recipe instead of the usual sub 1% additive range. It has a decent amount of texture and a really nice warmth to it to.
The applejack is filled out with some of the amazing funk and depth of FLV Apple Cider at 1%. The good applejack, the bottled in boud stuff from Laird's, is aged in oak. So that's the last flavoring component here. Some TPA Red Oak at 1% gives a solid bourbon char. I feel like it's less dry and astringent than FA Oakwood so that's probably a good fit.
The rest of the cocktail is pretty easy. TPA Pomegranate Deluxe is fuller, sweet, and doesn't have any weird off notes. Seems like grenadine to me. I just wanted a light touch of grenadine here, so 2% seemed about appropriate. And the lime juice. Oh the lime juice. I like FA Florida Key Lime for a non-candied lime juice flavor that doesn't fade out too hard. 3% got me where I wanted to go.
So there we go, a holiday cocktail that doesn't involve LB White Chocolate Peppermint. Look upon my works and tremble.
I wanted a nice warm, subtly spiced apple cider. I could drink those little cider packets by the gallon during the winter. I find that most "jug" cider has a metallic taste so I usually prefer the packets unless I open up the wallet for the really good pressed cider.
Hangsen Apple Mix is my new favorite concentrate for apple cider mixes. It's a little artificial so I add some crisp authentic apple with FA Fuji. The liquid amber turns them both a little more towards cooked and adds some depth and warmth.
TFA Brown Sugar is here to mingle with the inherent darkness in Liquid Amber and turn it a bit sweet and slightly caramelized.
The obvious choice for cinnamon is the king, FLV Rich Cinnamon. I use it super low here so it doesn't take over the mix and just accents it.
The Apple Mix, Fuji and Rich Cinnamon together can go a bit in the dry direction so I'm boosting the juiciness with FA Pear. It also adds just a little depth to the apple.
I like a little orange zest simmered with my warm spiced apple cider. It brightens up the apples and accents the cinnamon really well. I chose FW Tangerine because it's a subtle sweet tangerine that doesn't bully other flavors. It does the job of brightening this mix without being obvious.
This is good shake and vape but give it an overnight steep to get really saturated flavor.