Used in 1904 recipes at an average of 1.55%.
SWEET & TART LEMONS
on the inhale...
FEEL dat FIZZZZZ
and bask in the joy of a lingering sweetness...
✔︎ Ideal Steep Time: 3-5 Days
✔︎ Original Mix Ratio: VG:PG 80:20
I know, I know, there's 18.5% total flavouring here which is a lot to work with, right? And yes, I am aware of what year we are in. But you remember ID10-T's 'Viserion' (the iced blueberry?) - which has something like 19% - and yet, here you are having survived long enough to make it to here. Remember this, my good friends, before you discount this recipe.
Plus, it's 80:20 and just look at those additives... I can assure you there were many trials and countless errors along the way. This recipe would not get to see the light of day if I wasn't ok with where it's at.
Since age 16 I have always drank sugar-free drinks whenever I can. Yes that's me, the one ordering the big mac, large fries, chocolate sundae and a diet coke. I don't have anything against sugar (anymore) but it's just one of the unnecessary habits I've kept alive over the years.
Present day now and these "limited edition" cans of "V" energy drink (Australia) appeared and I fell in love with the flavour. Yep, SUGAR AND ALL. Twenty-something grams per 250ml can in this stuff. Suddenly, it was not so important to go sugar-free.
I'm studying from home in lockdown so you see, these are like delicious little "cans of motivation" on the days when I just can't be bothered going to my zoom class for hours on end.
Point is, I'd been drinking WAY way too many of these and basically inhaling sugar by the pound so I figured, why don't I turn this into a VAPE JUICE?
And so I did.
I was experimenting and didn't think this was any good at first so I didn't note the recipe (idiot) but after a few days steep it was right on. I have tried to recreate it as best I can and this is where I'm at. Sweet-tooths (teeth(s)?) of the world, rejoice.
TL;DR: I made an energy drink vape juice
◦ LB Pink Lemonade ◦
Is effectively the foundation of the recipe, starting us in the right direction and used as a base to work on. It has a nice "pinkness" to it (perhaps a little strawberry in there) that sits underneath the raspberries and lemons we're about to add.
◦ INW Lemons Kick ◦
It's sahhh fizzy.. Get on this! It has an amazing ability to produce the FIZZ of a carbonated drink. It has a lemonade type vibe to it which is why it's here, working as an energy drink instead of using actual "Energy Drink" flavours.
◦ CAP Juicy Lemon / TPA Sour ◦
Juicy Lemon brings the JUICY LEMON. It's perfect in recreating the lemon in the actual drink. It's too sweet to be totally realistic but too realistic to be candied and is here for its vibrant and zesty lemon flavour.
◦ TPA Raspberry (Sweet) / INW Shisha Raspberry / CAP Raspberry V2 ◦
I've mixed up the raspberries here. This is based on ID10T's raspberry trinity and I tried it but it's just not the right fit here. I used INW Shisha as I find it to be a bit more syrupy than Raspberry (Malina). I used CAP Raspberry (v2) over FA's Raz (Berryl) because it's brighter, sweeter and the FA offering was just a tad too realistic and earthy in an energy drink.
◦ CAP SS / TPA Cotton Candy (10% EM) ◦
Originally, I used FLV Sweetness but CAP is the better option here I feel. The CC seem to enhance the overall flavour saturation and lift up the raspberries a little while the SS brings the typical fizzy drink or soda-type sweetness. I ended up @ 1% SS but thought that might end up too sweet for some.
◦ WS-23 ◦
You can omit this but it seems to work better with it. I really like my WS-23 and I added it at 1.5%. I see closer to 1% or less in other recipes so I've added it lower for this reason and becasue it has a tendency to mute the flavours at higher percentages on some devices. Please add in line with your preferences :)
SUBS / Other Changes
◦ Sub CAP Juicy Lemon with JF or any other sweet, tart, juicy & fairly realistic lemon. Something I haven't yet tried is VT's Sour Lemon. I've got that coming in this week and will see how well this subs in place of both CAP and TPA Sour.
◦ You could sub INW Shisha Raspberry with INW Raspberry (Malina)
◦ Sub brands with additives used here e.g. CC, SS, Sour, WS-23, just double check your %'s :)
I try to list subs where I can so if I haven't recommended one it's probably because
a)I haven't tried it, tested it, or maybe even tasted it!
b) There isn't one (or) I just haven't heard of it, or
c) It's taken me some time to find the flavours I REALLY enjoy and either the flavour is essential to the recipe &/or there's no valid reason in existence you should ever sub this and you really should just get it.
I'm only human.. tell me where there's ones I've missed.
I'm relatively new to this and want to learn more, feedback/comments are always welcome!
Lastly, just in case you use both (ELR) and (ATF) for different reasons like I do, Here's the link to the same recipe over there:
If you mix this up, or some variation of it, please drop a comment &/or review below and let us know how it went!
I'm 99% sure riot squads black 1 & Signiture orange are the same eliquid (black 1 was just limited edition)
Jelly candy & sweet tangerine are definitely the main the flavours in this eliquid.
Jelly candy at 3.5% is about as high as I want to go, anything higher and it gives off a strange note.
Cap sweet tangerine is are main note for the tangerine. At 4.5% it's upfront n in your face.
Cap juicy orange & cap juicy lemon are there as a bridge between the tangerine & jelly candy. Plus they brighten the whole recipe.
Super sweet is obviously here as it's a premium eliquid.
If you want something that is much closer to the original then just do
6% cap sweet tangerine
3% cap jelly candy
1% cap super sweet.
This is a shake & vape. I really needed something to go with some corona the beer. It pairs up nice with a beer and some warm weather. I’d say sweeten to taste. I got the idea from Superbloke and his line of juice. It came out good. After a week or two the strawberry starts to fade and the watermelon pops out more.
Inspired by this recipe here -----> https://alltheflavors.com/recipes/175889#pink_punch_lemonade_clone_by_denske
I didn't have the lemon's he had, so I used juicy lemon cap and Lemon Sicily. Dropped the pink lemonade by LB down a hair due to using lemon sicily. (that shits potent!)
Super sweet can be adjusted. I just like it on the higher side for this. 0.5% to 1%
inspired by wayne's recipe here ---> https://alltheflavors.com/recipes/53215#water_malone_live_mixing_summertime_recipes_by_enyawreklaw
Simply put, just added some lemon flavors to the recipe.
The addition of the lemon flavor, transforms it from a watermelon profile, to a nice slightly tart candied watermelon flavor.
I've been chasing a lemon vape that can resist to higher wattages, doesn't end up tasting like overcooked lemon candy and doesn't fade after 3 days. I like a generous buttery bakery and a bright lemon curd on it with less sugar. When you bake lemon bars in real life, take the amount of lemon juice advised and double it. Trust me, it changes everything.
VT Lemon Meringue Tart/WF Lemon Squares/FA Apple Pie = That the bakery. VT Lemon Meringue Tart is lovely, you could almost vape it on its own. WF Lemon Squares isn't that lemony, but it's absolutely the buttery shortbread base for our lemon bars. FA Apple Pie marries like a charm with lemon and gives this vape the body it lacks.
CAP Juicy Lemon/FA lemon Sicily/VT Sour Lemon = This mix is the bright and zingy lemon juice profile I like. Also, these flavorings will hold themselves at higher wattages. You always need more from Capella fruits and citrus, but when you find the proper % for them, they will behave well and you can trust them.
FLV Greek Yogurt/FLV Cream = This combo is for the curd, for the tang, for the richness. Again, no bakery ever suffered from 1% of FLV cream.
This mix will age well. The first week you'll get a face full of lemon. The second week, your buttery bakery will come out. The third week and on, you'll have a well-balanced lemon bar recipe that will maintain it's lemony goodness albeit a little less zing.
Enjoy, be queer & vape on!
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