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DIY E-Liquid Recipe

Elderflower cordial. Think St. Germain. I'm still waiting to be rocketed into the fourth dimension of existence. Until then, I'm going to miss cocktails... I mix at 75% VG. Certified shake and vape. Actually a bit better fresh before the champagne mutes everything all to shit.

% Vendor Flavor
5
(TPA) Champagne Type (pg)
3
(FLV) Elderflower
2
(FA) Gin
0.5
(TPA) Koolada 10 Pg
1
(FA) Lavender
3
(INW) Pineapple
Total flavoring: 14.5% Steep Days: 0 Best VG: 0% Temperature: 0
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September 18, 2016 : FLV Elderflower: The star of the show. In what seems to be a theme, this juice came from accenting a really awesome Flavorah concentrate. I picked it up because it sounded interesting. The aroma is basically St. Germain. If you've never had St. Germain, its an elderflower cordial that comes in a bottle that looks like a Grecian column. It's sweet and floral, and tastes like what I guess is elderflower. That really has been my only exposure to elderflower. So, good elderflower flavor at 3%, now it was time to turn it into a more full cocktail flavor. FA Gin: Gin! A lot of people hate it. Those people should stick to wine coolers. FA Gin is pretty solid. It's really really good fresh. The issue comes in after a bit of a steep and the herbal top notes sort of mellow out. It then is just a bit of a dull herbal sweetness. Which isn't terrible by any means, but it leaves a bit to be desired in terms of staying power. I wanted primarily these herbal flavors out of the concentrate. If anyone has a suggestion on how to get Juniper or other gin herbals from another concentrate that holds up better, I'm all ears. 2% seemed like enough to get the top notes without overwhelming anything else going on. FA Lavender: Another pretty solid floral from FA. I chose lavender because I wanted the floral top notes, without swamping the elderflower. I tested FA Rose (nope, the rose and the elderflower didn't get along and it tasted like grandma) and FA Jasmine (not the right vibe, tasted too exotic and sweet). FA Lavender it is. 1% added some aroma without making the entire thing taste like soap. In hindsight, I still need to try Violet. Creme de Violette is awful tasty with gin. TPA Champagne: I needed volume. Slightly sweet, slightly yeasty and fizzy volume. TPA Champagne seemed like the play. 5% added volume but let the other flavors take the forefront. TPA Koolada: I know this recipe has a lot of koolada in it at .5%. I usually try not to go past .25% for most everything else. I felt like the higher level of koolada reasonably approximated the feeling of a shaken cocktail with sugary ingredients. That sort of impossibly cold but still smooth mouthfeel. INW Pineapple: The recipe was good, but still too dry. It was dry enough that it was a bit harsh and one note. I tried a couple of different fruits to add body. All of the citruses were out because I was trying to stay away from added harshness. Berries were wrong for the flavor profile. Other tropical fruits took the flavor in weird directions. INW pineapple, weak for INW, had a good sort of inherent sweetness and a pretty mellow flavor. At 3% you get body and volume, but I don't actually taste the pineapple. If you get it, give it a shot. I was going for a relatively dry, floral, boozy juice... that's still smooth. I think I'm in the ballpark. I need to mess around with the florals, and it doesn't steep well but other than that it's fairly solid and It was a fun design challenge.
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User: ID10-T Score: 5 Entered: over 1 year ago
Terrifying and beautiful, just the way I like 'em. Completely concur with Philosaphucker and Kopel reviews below. Would love to see an updated version with a better coolant, though.
User: CatWillMew Score: 4 Entered: over 1 year ago
This is a really interesting recipe. I've been trying to make an elderflower recipe (St. Germain is great stuff), and it's tricky, because it's a really strong flavor with a bitter aftertaste. I find myself trying to dial it down, but this recipe takes the opposite approach, pairing it up with other florals that can stand up to it. The inhale is great on this. But, my criticism for this recipe is that I still get a lot of bitter aftertaste from the Elderflower and gin. Definitely a lot of potential here, though.
User: Philosaphucker Score: 5 Entered: over 1 year ago
I never had a St Germain cocktail, so I am coming at this with the perspective of someone who enjoys vaping interesting profiles. I love this use of FA Gin and it has pretty much sold me on Elderflower. The use of Koolada was spot on for a cocktail vape with these flavors. Using INW Pineapple as a texturizer is some genius level tom foolery. The overall smoothness of the vape kept me coming back. This is simply a great vape, thank you!
User: Kopel Score: 5 Entered: almost 2 years ago
When I first saw the percentages on this I was taken aback a little bit. But it works surprisingly well. A fantastically realized St Germain style gin cocktail. Great work sir.
User: triangulatethisdick Score: None Entered: over 2 years ago
don't stop till the miracle happens :)