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Wait, wait .... WHY IS IT CALLED BRAZILIAN LEMONADE AND NOT BRAZILIAN LIMEADE ?!?!? I don't see ANY effing lemons anywhere in this recipe !!! Because the word for both lemons and limes in Portuguese is limão. In the US this drink is served at the Brazilian steakhouse chain Fogo de chao. - I have altered one aspect of the traditional drink recipe - I added raspberry. Feel free to omit the raspberry concentrates from this recipe if you don't have them or don't like raspberry. Note all of the concentrates I used to simulate carbonation - I have seen recipes for the actual drink with and without the bubble factor - I personally LOVE all things bubbly.
Tres tropical= a kiwi and pineapple laced Tres Leches cake. I don't really think the ingredients need much explanation it's kind of obvious why I used what I did but here is short explanation. The tres Leches cake is the white cake and tres Leches fw. A tres Leches cake is a cream cake of sorts so my frosting mixture actually helps with the cream cake profile. My frosting is made with a combination of cream cheese icing, meringue, and vanilla whipped cream. It's a nice light frosting perfect for the profile. So the most obvious part is my fruit toppings I used a combination of kiwi, and pineapple flv and golden pineapple by cap. If you don't have pineapple flv just leave it out and boost the golden pineapple. Other than that I love this mix it's a delicious vape. A great fruity bakery for the summer time fun.. Enjoy!!
I used .35 flavorah sweetness. You can use or don't use whatever sweetener you prefer but this is what I used.
One of my all time favorite commercial e-liquids is Blondie by Centerfold Vape Co. It is described as, "Rich, not too sweet, creamy, and full of flavor. This is a vanilla custard with a light hint of fruit - a custard like none before it." It truly is wonderful. So, I set out to make a custard with just a hint of fruit. I wanted that hint of fruit to be pear . . . FA Pear. I used LB VIC because Blondie reminds me of a crème anglaise or the base of vanilla ice cream before it is frozen. The custard base is made up of FA Custard Premium and FLV Vanilla Pudding. I added FW Tres Leches because I love the creaminess of it . . . also a key ingredient in Botboy141's Just Cust. CAP Cake Batter just adds to the overall richness of the recipe. AP is added for just a bit of that grit . . . to sharpen those smooth edges. Finally, DIYFS Holy Vanilla . . . because Holy Vanilla!
This Gold Ounce is not trying to be a clone of Blondie . . . it is an homage . . . an ode. This is, like, version 100 (a bit hyperbolic but with a grain of truth) of my attempt to find my vanilla custard . . . my custard . . . just one in a vast sea of custards. My quest to rival Ahab's . . . I'm shouting, "Look ye! d'ye see this Spanish ounce of gold? - holding up a broad bright coin to the sun - it is a sixteen dollar piece, men. D'ye see it? Mr. Starbuck, hand me yon top-maul." I'm leaving this here for now and nailing it to the mast.
3 day minimum steep time . . . after 3 days the flavors in this recipe start to blossom and open up.
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Please mix this recipe and give me some feedback! If you can.
I know this is a unconventional profile but it is pretty good. Give it a try and let me know what you think.
You can shake and vape but it's a little bit strong but not overwhelming. It mellow out after three days.
Its amazing for your first vape in the morning.
Thanks guys, Keep mixing.
Well here we are again. I swore I would never work on this damn recipe again but I had a breakthrough after making a totally unrelated juice. I was using Vanilla Bean Gelato and smelled that missing element of Duchess I had been looking for. Who knew? I have made over 45 batches of clones to get here and took a very long break but finally feel confident to post this. Try it out and let me know what you think. I think you will agree that this is the closest clone we have ever got to the original. Have any comments, suggestions or think something is off? Leave comments down below. Thanks and enjoy.
FW Butterscotch Natural- I tried the natural version and non- natural but cant make up my mind which is best. With that said, other brands were not the sweet buttery flavor I was looking for . It is potent stuff so no more than 2% is needed. It becomes more buttery as it steeps and it settles after a week or so.
FW Tres Leche- This is the back end of the cream and gives it just a slight sour flavor like the original. I tried milk or other similar flavors but they just don't work and I believe there is reason it is in the description.
FW Graham Cracker- A big thank you goes out to Wayne Walker for this one. Yellow cake never hit the mark right and this cannot be subbed for any from Capellas or TPA. They are just to different. It is the needed bakery aspect of the cake and seems to work in this setting. The more I play with this, the more I think 1% is too high. after a steep it really comes to the front and 0>5% is more likely to be on point.
FW Hazelnut- I tried them all and this fits the best. There is most definitely hazelnut in the original and 1.5% after a steep seems to fit well. Again, subbing it for another just wont be the same.
TPA Vanilla Bean Gelato- This is the star of the show. I cant understate how much you cant sub this out. The whole backbone of the recipe falls on it and I have tried different % but after a steep this fell right into place. Its very sweet and in my opinion removes any need for a sweetener in this recipe. The eggyness mixed with the butterscotch is perfect and seems to have a slight coconut essence about it that I can taste in the original. This was the Holy grail in the recipe that I could never put my finger on.
Cap Vanilla Custard- I think we all knew this was in there but add too much and it takes away from the Gelato. 2% seems to keep it from taking over but still has a strong presence. As always it takes a little while for it to come to the party. After a week you can expect it to play.
FA Vape Wizard- This is to thicken and funny enough it brings the color to the original. Its not a deal breaker but I feel it adds to the experience. It is roughly 1 drop per 10ml of juice.
FW French Vanilla- I have tried every Vanilla out there except for holy Vanilla as I cannot seem to get it in Canada. Its softer than the others and compliments the creams in the recipe but wont overtake the recipe. I have had success with CAP French Vanilla but found less after taste with the FW version.
TPA Marshmallow- This adds volume and fluffiness to the recipe and I'm certain its in the reserve version of duchess but not in the original.
CAP Super Sweet- if you must add sweetener I would use this but no more than 0.25%. The original isn't very sweet compared to other commercial juices. I personally leave it out but go nuts.
Well there you have it. Try it and let me know what you guys think. I always promised I would re-post my Duchess after I felt I got it right...I just didn't think it was gonna be a year later. Mix it at 70VG/30PG to get the original consistency and give it a week to steep. With that said, taste it right away and let me know your thoughts. I'm dying to hear feedback. Even after a shake and vape you will see it is on track but falls into place after the steep. I hope this helps someone who went through the same hell I did.
Every time remix month comes about, I like to go after that elusive eliquid that had previously escaped me. After numerous attempts from the community to get a Duchess remix, I finally feel like this is worth releasing to the public. This is a few years in the making and I like to give credit to Method aka Mr. Hardwick for laying the foundation and getting us to this point.
In Duchess Reserve the thing that always had me baffled was the cookie aspect, I lowered the butter pecan to .25%, and it’s critical to not overpour because it can take over fast! And added in some graham cracker to round out the cookie notes.
Also the cakey aspect, I feel like the cake batter dip combined with tres leches covers that pretty well, and adds some sweetness, cake batter dip may have just been the missing link. I went back and forth with TFA vanilla custard, FW, and Cap VC, to me the Cap version was closer to the original in every aspect. Looking back to the time this eliquid came out, I could easily see them exclusively using FW and just getting the Cap Vanilla Custard from a vendor and buying that one concentrate in bulk. At that time, Cap VC was king and still is to this day. Especially after a good steep.
With that being said I do need to move on from this chase, and I’m happy to do so now since I really do think we’re damn close. Here I present my final version of the Duchess Reserve for #remixmonth.
Rumblepup Steam Elixir's Cielo is a ridiculously good juice. It is a Cuban-inspired Tres Leches with pear and orange. This is really just a shadow of what the original brings to the table. It was a flavor that I could not put down. Rumblepup's entire line is unique, tropical deliciousness. This was the standout, in my opinion.
I tried to balance the fruit and creams to make a suitable remix that hit similar notes to the original . . . but, by all means, go grab a bottle of this from Rumblepup. I doubt you will regret it. He is an extremely mindful mixer and, as far as I know, does not use sweeteners in his juice.