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This is a great upgrade from its predecessor. Cool Menthol with TPA Western leaves an almost bitter aftertaste. It'll work for a couple of dollars, but for a couple more you can get some better flavors and still get that leathery note with a fuller more pleasant experience.
I upgraded the mint to INW Natural Mint stolen from Arctic Queen by @Fear. Added Cured to mitigate some of the Western off notes and add that body it does so well. It fills out the middle nicely. Added that 1% Native as per @MaxSavage and you have a solid 123 tobacco base that has the leather from western in the right place and a softer mint with enough body and flavor.
Slightly reminds me of a Nat Sherman hint of mint with that sweet coming from the mint rather than the tobacco. but dont quote me on that!
This isn't your typical stovetop mango custard out of a box...it's actually your typical mango custard out of a box WITH a dab of whipped cream AND fresh mint on top. There may or may not also be a few slices of fresh mango as well. Sue me.
If you're still with me then its time for a few flavor notes:
Bavarian Cream(FW): One of my favorite creams to add to a custard. Supplies a nice thick mouthfeel without too many additional caramel and vanilla notes.
Custard(INW): If you want just a thick and creamy custard without a heavy dose of vanilla than this is the one you want.
Mango(SC): I can't get enough of this mango lately. It's so juicy and delicious I highly recommend picking it up if you don't already have it. It's basically canned mango nectar in vape form and its the flavor that needed to be in this recipe.
Mango(FLV): SC Mangos best buddy in this recipe. It really brightens up the mango flavor and almost makes one believe that this is a made from scratch mango custard 😉
Vanilla Custard(CAP): This flavoring is entirely optional. I happen to love it in this recipe but it is just as tasty although a bit lighter without it.
Vanilla Whipped Cream(CAP): This is that little dab of whipped cream on top. It's a great flavor but if you would like a viable sub that I believe makes the recipe better, FA Whipped Cream at 1.25% will do just fine. FANA has been screwing around a bit and their whipped cream with all of that tasty diacetyl is no longer widely available to most folks or else it would have been in the recipe instead of CAP VWC...
Natural Mint(INW): An amazing flavoring and the perfect mint leaf garnish for our mango custard. This flavoring is damn strong so even 0.15 would probably do just fine.
Sweetener is optional although it adds to the authenticity in this recipe.
Pretty good as a SnV or let this one steep for a couple of days if you want a bolder mango. Let it sit for a week or two for best overall results and maximum decadence.
I truly love this recipe and I hope some of you folks will too! Enjoy!
A remix of DB Liquids Black Blossom Tea and my attempt at a Cherry Blossom Iced Tea. Don't be alarmed by the flavor percentage. The TFA I'm using here is super weak (especially Sweet Tea).
When ID10-T turned me onto TFA Sweet Tea I knew that I had the base for this remix. It's really weak and you can probably push it up to 15% solo. The generic watered down restaurant iced tea it pushes is light and doesn't bully a mix like FA Black Tea would here.
TFA Honeysuckle/Cherry Blossom brings the cherry with some floral brightness. The Honeysuckle pushes it a little sweeter and adds some depth to the florals. I tried it without the Honeysuckle but something just seemed to be missing.
CAP Hibiscus is here to add a bit of it's renowned sticky mouthfeel and add to the sweetness.
The small amount of FE Lemon brightens things up just a little bit and isn't really noticeable in the recipe. Can't have iced tea without just a little lemon.
INW Natural Mint adds just a touch of cool natural mint to the profile. It's sits way on top and is just noticeable.
Add coolant if you wish. I like this with just the mint. It's a pretty delicate vape even with the high flavor percentage.
Mixed up for Flavor-Pro's The Year of Mixing - A weekly challenge to inspire creative mixing.
Inspiration: Week 29 - Hot to Trot
This week we're taking a trip back in time a bit to the early 1900s and the pass time of the rich and poor alike - The Kentucky Derby was a larger spectacle than even Nascar is today. Ladies in their large hats and finery, gentlemen smoking their cigars and drinking their brandy, the rich in their boxes served luxury items and the poor in the dirt and muck screaming for a chance to win it big.
You've been invited to dine in the luxury booths with the likes of Rockefeller and Morgan and all the big wigs and their wives, maybe even a president or two during the big race. Let the scene take you away and inspire a juice to fit the time and how you might experience that day.
Nothings says Kentucky Derby more than Bourbon and Mint Juleps.
This an apricot mint julep crossed with a fine tobacco.
The julep: TFA Apricot, FLV Apricot, TFA Kentucky Bourbon, VT Bourbon, INW Natural Mint, and WS-23.
The tobacco: FLV Cured, FLV Native, and TFA Red Oak.
Off the shake, I get a cold blast of slightly boozy, stone fruit and mint over the top of a down to earth, smooth tobacco. The tobacco note here is extremely nostalgic for me . . . it reminds me of youthful days spent in my grandfather's tobacco barn. Though mint juleps were not on the menu, he had apricot trees and acres of tobacco. To be more representative of my younger days, I would have to 86 the mint julep and white trash this up with Lord Calvert and Sun Drop . . . but nobody wants that (with the exception of my Uncle Willie and he's been long gone for years). So, I'm going to keep it somewhat classy.
You can't have a julep without mint and lots of ice . . . so I went relatively heavy on the INW Natural Mint and WS-23.
When all is said and done, this is a cool, minty tobacco laced with bourbon and apricots.
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