I started out with an idea of an Alien franchise inspired mix. Originally I thought Nostromo would be a fitting name, but was left not really feeling the inspiration. Then Xenomorph came into play. For those not familiar, those are the adult form of the creatures in the films.
This is a fizzy, lime soda with just that touch of Ginger Ale to give it a push.
It was easy where I had to go with this then. Xenomorphs have green, acidic blood. So Lime was a given. And I knew I wanted it to be an in your face, intense recipe.
I originally chose VT Shisha Lime and FA Aurora as my base, but it seemed that Aurora was smoothing out the lime too much and that is not what I wanted. With a second opinion from u/FomentLife, I decided to scrap Aurora and add FA Lime Tahity Distilled to get some wonderful zest going in the mix.
u/Staybert found success with FLV Citrus Soda in his Citrasberry recipe, and I knew right away it belonged here.
u/OdieDoodah gave me the suggestion of TFA Ginger Ale to add an extra level to the "blood".
CAP Hibiscus brings some syrupy goodness into the fold.
This came together in an AHA! moment and I'm quite pleased with the results.
The Blueberry Custard to end all blueberry custards. Or is it a Blueberry Cream? Wait, it kind of tastes like a Cheesecake, too! This mix plays tricks with your mind. I've even heard some getting waffle from it. FW Blueberry, TPA Blueberry, and FA Bilberry complete the trinity, along with INW Lemon Mix to really drive that blueberry forward.
INW Custard, INW Yes We Cheesecake, TFA Bavarian Cream, TFA Sweet Cream, TFA Marshmallow and DIYFS Holy Vanilla all combine to give a well rounded creamy as hell custardpiecakewaffle.
This is my first stab at the whole 1,2,3 category of recipes. FA Florida Key Lime and FLV Sweet Coconut were both new flavors that I had not used yet, and knowing both flavor brands, assumed they would be a good fit with the percentages. I admit the profile pretty much came off the top of my head talking with ID10-T in the diy discord.
PUR Banana is creamy, ripe, and fresh. You won't find any shitty runts flavor in this one (unless that's what you like. I won't judge).
FA Florida Key Lime is great because I've previously used TFA Key Lime in my recipes, but it needs help and a steep as its quite harsh right off the mix and needs help from more Lime and some sweetener. Luckily FA FKL can stand on its own, and seems like it would be a great fit in any drink recipes.
FLV Sweet Coconut made me like coconut vapes. And I actually think it made me like IRL Coconut as its bothered me in the past. I'm not even sure how that's possible. I've had it some other folks' juices before, so I knew it was good. GTFO FA Coconut and TFA Coconut Extra. But it tastes like an accurate Coconut, and its a bit creamy as well.
You definitely taste the creamy banana and coconut on the inhale more so than the Lime. But the Lime comes in at the end. I'm most impressed by the way the coconut and banana have kind of melded into a mash or a pudding, for lack of a better word. I would give it 4-5 days for the Key Lime to mellow out. If you dig the tropical style juice, or even remotely like coconut, try it out.