Used in 469 recipes at an average of 1.985%.
It's getting wintry here, bringing memories of winter evenings in cozy pubs.
Peat fire blazing, whiskey and conversation flowing in equal measure.
Warmth and comfort and ease.
I love whiskey, I'll drink the good ones neat and mix the not-so-good ones with ginger ale.
I also love ginger cake with custard.
Let's be real: I love custard, and ginger, and whiskey.
I'm a fan of Coop's Kiwi Bourbon, the toasted marshmallow and bourbon really sing together in that recipe, which got me to wondering about where else they might shine together. (Coop tells me that ID10-T was the one who first mentioned the combo - so hat tip to him too!)
I recently got some INW Custard and it's the perfect custard to me, it's not overly eggy, it's not terribly sweet, it's velvety and just the right amount of heavy. It doesn't even need to be steeped, which is some kind of miracle in and of itself. I'm using it here for both flavor and for mouthfeel.
Because it's holiday season, I wanted to add a little spice, another layer of warmth. I wanted something that'd be well-served by the other aromas, that could add another flavor dimension without being getting lost in the mix or taking it over completely. CAP Gingerbread fit the bill perfectly.
This has a decadent boozy sweetness on the inhale, with an almost candied ginger tang that lingers after the creamy custard on the exhale.
You can dial back the custard a little if you're not as big a fan as I am (0.75% still works fine), but I wouldn't recommend any substitutions.
You can shake and vape if you don't mind a strong bourbon kick, but steeping for 72 hours to let everything come together works better.
Sweet and creamy carrot pudding with caramel and ginger topped with Pistachio.
FLV - Vanilla Pudding/FLV - Cream/TPA - Butter: This is the base that gives this mix a nice, creamy feel. The vanilla pudding is there for a hint of texture, the cream brings everything together and adds a cream note; butter gives that richness you would expect from something that has reduced down into a thick, creamy pudding consistency.
TPA - Pistachio: This is the topping, adds a nutty quality that mixes well with the creams and the brown sugar/caramel.
TPA -Brown Sugar/TPA - Caramel (Orig): The sugary sauce. Adds a deep, complex sweetness. The caramel adds a hint of smokiness, gives the carrot pudding a feel of being cooked and reduced to a heavenly dessert.
CAP - Gingerbread: This is used more for the ginger note than anything. This gives a great baked ginger feel to anything that has a "cooked" quality, and fits right in here.
FLV - Carrot: This here is the star of the show. This is a shockingly accurate peel/grated carrot. Very bright and you can taste the shavings. The challenge here was making this fresh carrot feel baked. I feel that I achieved that with this mix. It tastes like it has been cooked down, but still retains a slight bite to the carrot.
All in all, this was fun to make, and it tastes amazing. If you are looking to get out of your comfort zone, hit this up and let me know how you liked it! I suggest at least a 3-5 day steep for the butter/caramel/sugar to settle down. This really shines after a week. Personally i let it sit 2 weeks and fell more in love. It tastes like it gets richer over time.
This is my clone of Titan by Blue Dot Vapors.
They describe Titan as "a sweet apricot, nectarine torte, finished with the tinyiest touch of candied ginger." That's as good a succinct description as can be given, I think. It's sweet and apricot-forward. The combination of juicy peach and sweet tangerine tastes as much like nectarine as anything else. "Torte" can be used to describe a wide variety of baked desserts, from a huge fluffy cake to a crunchy little tart. And there is just a touch of ginger that indeed tastes candied in combination with the sweet stone fruits and citrus.
Mind the Steep. This is not a recipe for impatient mixers. There's a reason Blue Dot advises you to steep their juice and gives you the option of paying a little extra for a pre-steeped bottle. This stuff needs it. The ginger comes on too strong and there are bitterness and astringency issues that steep out completely, just give it time.
This juice was a joy to recreate because the source material and, after a healthy steep, every version I mixed while trying to copy it, was delicious. If the profile interests you but clone accuracy doesn't really matter, I actually preferred an earlier version that had 3% Apricot, 1.5% Juicy Peach, and 0.75% Sweet Tangerine with the 4% Graham Cracker and 2% Gingerbread. Although the percentages can easily be played around with and make great vapes, I don't think any of the ingredients can be substituted. TFA Graham Cracker Clear might be a better graham cracker for most applications, but it's just too crunchy, not sweet enough, and missing the tiny hint of cinnamon that this needs.
Happy Mixing and Remixing!
After being given a bottle of Gingerbread Man, I was convinced I could one up them. This is my take on a Gingerbread Ice Cream Sandwich.
Lorann Bavarian Cream, CAP Butter Cream
Buttery smooth creamy mouthfeel, Vanilla.
Not the time of year, I know. Self explanatory ingredient though.
FA Maple Syrup
A little softening to the gingerbread, darkness and a little sweetness for the mix.
FA Meringue, FA Vienna Cream, CAP Vanilla Bean Ice Cream
Ice cream obviously. This is one of my favorite ice cream bases to build on. CAP can be subbed for TFA if you prefer.
A light dough contribution to represent the "sandwich" part of the profile.
CAP Super Sweet
Optional, But for my taste buds .4% felt right.
Elevenses....Honey snap biscuits
A short break for light refreshments usually with tea or coffee,taken at about eleven o'clock in the morning.
This is the perfect vape for that mid morning coffee break but feel free to vape this anytime. Delicious warming ginger baked biscuits coated in sticky honey. Everyone deserves a break relax and enjoy.
Cap sugar cookie
Doesn't need much of a write up for this one everyone knows this is the staple for a great cookie/biscuit base it ouses flavour,has versatility and presence.
Again another great bakery flavour but with different properties. Pair it with cap sugar cookie and it transforms it giving it more bite,a deeper bakery flavour and some added texture and butter.
By far the best gingerbread out there it does what it says and is all that's required for the ginger. It pairs so well with cap sugar cookie without bullying it.
Cap vanilla custard
A biscuit needs a little vanilla it steps it up a level turning a bland biscuit into one you want to go back to. The custard also binds the mix together we need some egg and this fits the part.
Fw butterscotch ripple
This combines in two ways it gives the biscuit some creamy elements without using a cream. It also adds some much needed brown sugar without using such ingredient. We need some sugar to glaze the honey.
I've tried many a honey and none really work but then I came to love fa honey it's perfect and if used correctly will transform a bakery. This at 0.25% is perfect it's well balanced has great presence without overkill. It's not fighting anything but you notice it's there. It totally glazes the biscuit and combines well with the butterscotch.
Fa cinnamon Ceylon
It had to be added just to give the biscuit more spice and warmth . A little goes a long way here but again it works in harmony with the gingerbread. A truly delightful pairing.
Nothing completes a biscuit more than meringue it adds a little sweet powdered sugar without using any other sweeteners.
After getting involved with the DIY_EJUICE Monthly Clone Challenge, I ordered some Titan from the good people at Blue Dot Vapors. Upon trying it, I feel it taste very similar to Amalfi by Bigglesworth Labs, which I've been working on cloning for quite some time. Titan definitely has a lovely spice on the finish of the exhale, whereas Amalfi is more jam-like and consistent across the vape.
I've had a multitude of Amalfi clones, and recently been taking it in my own direction. Once I tried Titan, I simply removed FW Tres Leches and replaced it with CAP Gingerbread. I also excluded FA Liquid Amber. I'll tell ya what, even fresh, this tastes like it's going in the right direction. Although I obviously haven't had a chance to see how it steeps, based on the previous iteration I expect it to be as delicious if not moreso, as the Gingerbread really adds the extra dimension of flavor.
INW/FA Apricot- I must say I'm a big fan of LA Apricot, but FA seems a bit tangier, juicier, and punches through longer during the exhale. INW lends that soft, almost peach-like quality.
FA Torrone/Almond/Meringue- While I used TPA Almond in my Amalfi attempts initially, FA's offering is less sweet and seems to be a bit more "musty" which works well in bakeries. The Torrone adds almond as well, as well as a citrus zest that helps the Apricots poke through. Also when combined with FA Meringue, it steeps into a beautiful sweetness that seems intrinsic rather than sitting on top of the other flavors.
FA Tanger- While this is a new addition to this recipe, I don't really know how it will play out during a steep. A bit forward at the moment, but definitely well in the ballpark and adds a nice zing to the Apricots. This may end up being reduced to .75%.
AP/TFA Vanilla Cupcake/JF Yellow Cake- This was my base for Amalfi (+FW Tres Leches 1%) and seems to be a fine fit here. Initially, I used FructoseWild's Yellow Cake, but changed to JF because even though I don't mind, others may not wish to consume that concentrate. TFA beats CAP Van Cupcake with a little extra sweetness, and a shorter steep time. I feel the AP helps with seperating the layers of flavors, so fruit over bakery instead of fruit + bakery x blender= bleh.
CAP Gingerbread- Again, a new part of the recipe that, at least fresh, seems like it will be in the right direction.
DISCLAIMER- This is not meant to be an outright clone, just a modification on a similar recipe. That, and my tastebuds are like that Turkish neighbor of yours that wears sunglasses at night, buys large amount of black trash bags, and drives a Chrysler Sebring convertible...AKA on the Not To Be Trusted List. If you people knew what I put my tastebuds through...