Used in 377 recipes at an average of 1.015%.
A very powerful, crisp, floral strawberry note. Almost cooling. I'd say it's not so much that it tastes floral, as much as it is that it hits you in the same spot that a floral would (if that makes sense). I feel this may be a good strawberry for folks that have trouble tasting strawberry (although I cannot confirm this since I can taste strawberry). Makes for a great top note, but does not work well with creams/custards, so you will need to most likely pair this with florals, tobaccos, earth notes, other fruits etc.
So, let's address the elephant in the room: the price point. This is easily the most expensive concentrate I've worked with. Typically with super expensive concentrates, they are super concentrated. This one is moderately concnetrated, being used in most of my recipes from 0.5%-1.5%. It doesn't pair with typical Strawberry pairings as well, but it is surely one that will not fade out on you. I love the actual flavor of this concentrate, but I can imagine that this type of strawberry flavor is not for everyone.
It's hard for me to recommend this one way or the other. For me, I'm not too concerned with price as long as I enjoy the flavoring, so for someone like me it's a great addition to your flavor arsenal; for others it will be very hard to justify spending what is basically an entire orders budget on one flavoring.
On the Nose
Sharp crisp strawberry note; strong chemical smell.
Stand alone: 1%-2%
In a mix: 0.5%-1.5%
Mild to Moderate. Hits you in the floral spot
Bright fruits, tobaccos, florals, earthy tones
Creams, Custards, Caramels.
An artificial strawberry that hints at natural wild floral notes without focusing on them. It’s fresh, clean and very different than any other strawberry vape I’ve had. Like all of my endgame recipes, it’s been developed using agile methodologies and improved using several documented iterations. I’ve ensured each flavoring has a specific job to perform and taken into consideration the behavioral properties of the ingredients foster a cohesive relationship, bringing the recipes concept into reality across many different devices, temperatures and atomizer formats.
About the recipe and roles of the ingredients:
1.) Alpine strawberry brings an authentic wild strawberry to the mix.
2.) Glazed strawberries brings a creamy sticky mouthfeel to the middle of the profile.
3.) Sweet strawberry is the main body of the flavor, used at a higher percentage here to fill out the profile.
4.) Strawberry ripe helps the natural wild strawberry brought by alpine while helping the flavors to congeal and for lack of a better term, helps the whole recipe get along and calm the fuck down. .2% alpine is high in my opinion, so this is more of a chemical / behavioral decision that shows a full effect after a few days of steeping.
You could shake and vape this, but you’ll appreciate a little bit of patience to give the strawberry ripe time to enhance and mute some of the edges off of the flavorings involved.
5.) Cool kids use sweetener, I wanted a commercial feel here so I went with super sweet. This is the only acceptable substitutable or optional point in the recipe.
For those of you mixing by volume, stop. Still mixing by volume? One drop of alpine per 30ml. No more. If you accidentally spill a third drop, your recipe is ruined. The shit means business. Even if you’re mixing with a scale, it might be good to just use the drop method. You likely can’t mix this under 30ml because of the concentration of alpine strawberry.
Hibbadoray shared a strawberry watermelon recipe idea for pod systems with me and a few others on Facebook. I decided to try it and play with the percentages and make some additions to improve upon it. This is a really great recipe for pods. The flavor punches through and doesn't hide at all.
Alpine Strawberry is a really potent strawberry that even strawberry non-tasters will be able to enjoy. It drives that berry base layer and gives a solid foundation to the mix. I know it's expensive but a bottle will last a very long time because of it's potency. Splurge and treat yourself.
Watermelon Candy brings the bold watermelon to the party and strongly pushes everything towards a candy profile. It's here to bring a punch and not a whimper.
Cactus brings the juiciness and the rind notes of the watermelon. I've used it relatively high here because it plays so well with both the strawberry and watermelon. It gives the much needed juiciness that keeps this a candy profile and reinforces the rind note of the candy watermelon to push it just a bit more towards the authentic side.
Super Sweet/Cotton Candy is here to sweeten up the mix. After all we're looking for a candy profile. The Ethyl Maltol in the Cotton Candy helps to round off the harsh notes that I get from just about every watermelon. It's used low so we don't go muting everything we've built.
This recipe delivers the Strawberry some folks have a hard time tasting, Alpine is just one of a kind, Hibiscus added to it bumps it up, maybe to much Strawberry for some, but it's good to me with the added banana and pineapple to calm it down just a little.... If you got the flavors, give it a try, it's a keeper !!
This is a Banana, Strawberry, Pear, Edlerflower cocktail recipe based around this recipe here:
Alpine strawberry: 1 drop per 10ml!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!This is a a lovely little mix. It’s melon forward mix with a Jammy strawberry that I get from alpine strawberry.this vapes interesting for me sometimes I get melons and sometimes the strawberry coming out to the front.Try adding a little ws-23 or mint
Vodka & Strawberry Basil Fizz, capture the flavors of warmer weather with this fruity fizz.
Fresh fruit muddled with garden fresh basil makes for a deliciously refreshing vape.
Lovely fresh strawberry & vodka cocktail where FLV Basil and FLV Alpine Strawberry (can't-miss this in your collection ;-)) are paired for a light herbal touch.
FA Juicy Strawberry tops of the strawberry part, giving this mix a well-balanced juicy and sweet side.
VTA Russian Vodka, due to how light this is I used as an accent note at 3.75%, at this % it sits nicely in the background without overpowering the strawberries en basil.
RF-SC Baja Soda, my favorite soda, is used for the 'fizz' and light lemon/lime touch which compliment the strawberry and vodka perfectly.
Super sweet and WS-23 used to enhance and cool the juice. I used them in this recipe but you can leave them out.
Enjoy this refreshing combination.
Steep: needs 5 days
Hoping this turns out to be strawberry daiquiri type of drink. The story to this potion - This week in The Year Of Mixing we are in Hogwarts potions class whipping up some tasty potions. This potion creates confusion in the vapers - and when two people in close contact vape it, will develop uncontrollable lust and obsession towards one another. Warning: May cause a bromance to turn into real romance. hahahaha If you want to find out who I've slipped this potion to and what remedies they came up with (their own recipes) check out the Flavor-Pro facebook group and join in the fun.