By: Flavorah (FLV)
Used in 99 recipes at an average of 1.466%.
Mixed up for Flavor-Pro's The Year of Mixing - A weekly challenge to inspire creative mixing.
Inspiration: Week 29 - Hot to Trot
This week we're taking a trip back in time a bit to the early 1900s and the pass time of the rich and poor alike - The Kentucky Derby was a larger spectacle than even Nascar is today. Ladies in their large hats and finery, gentlemen smoking their cigars and drinking their brandy, the rich in their boxes served luxury items and the poor in the dirt and muck screaming for a chance to win it big.
You've been invited to dine in the luxury booths with the likes of Rockefeller and Morgan and all the big wigs and their wives, maybe even a president or two during the big race. Let the scene take you away and inspire a juice to fit the time and how you might experience that day.
Nothings says Kentucky Derby more than Bourbon and Mint Juleps.
This an apricot mint julep crossed with a fine tobacco.
The julep: TFA Apricot, FLV Apricot, TFA Kentucky Bourbon, VT Bourbon, INW Natural Mint, and WS-23.
The tobacco: FLV Cured, FLV Native, and TFA Red Oak.
Off the shake, I get a cold blast of slightly boozy, stone fruit and mint over the top of a down to earth, smooth tobacco. The tobacco note here is extremely nostalgic for me . . . it reminds me of youthful days spent in my grandfather's tobacco barn. Though mint juleps were not on the menu, he had apricot trees and acres of tobacco. To be more representative of my younger days, I would have to 86 the mint julep and white trash this up with Lord Calvert and Sun Drop . . . but nobody wants that (with the exception of my Uncle Willie and he's been long gone for years). So, I'm going to keep it somewhat classy.
You can't have a julep without mint and lots of ice . . . so I went relatively heavy on the INW Natural Mint and WS-23.
When all is said and done, this is a cool, minty tobacco laced with bourbon and apricots.
Now this turned into something completely different than what you would expect from these 4 ingredients. I was watching mixing vixens on you tube and they were doing all flavorah recipes and i happen to love making all flavorah recipes. SO i set out to use some flavors i either hadnt used ever like flv apricot and flavors i dont use very often. I was aiming for a sour peach gummy and what i got was more of a realistic juicy peach!! I mean it may have a slightly artificial taste but for me its more of a juicy peach in a sugary syrup absolutely delicious if you ask me. I haven't done it yet but i feel like this delicious peach would work great in a peach ice cream or frozen yogurt or just plain yogurt or peaches and cream. I am sharing this because i dislike almost every peach other than a select few but i cant seem to put this peach down. It is a dripping juicy peach with a sugary sweetness. Sweeten to taste with your preferred sweetener or dont sweeten at all your call. Enjoy!!
Its a dam good peach!!!!
I am thinking of these wonderful little oven warm pastries from Italy. Filled with the fruitiest apricot jam you've ever tasted and delightful buttery puff pastry.
-Changed Solube Apricot Tarte for Flavorah Apricot as i am hoping to get rid of some off notes i get from Apricot Tarte.
-Took out Graham Crust TFA
-Changed FA Pandoro for FA Zeppola to get more a crusty Pastry taste.
-Lowered Butter Base from 4% to 2%
-Lowered Croissant from 6% to 5%
Future Mix Suggestion:
-Add FLV Nectarine?
-OOO Powdered Sugar?
I am still looking for more dark crispy pastry flavour.
I was aiming for a "spiced" type tobacco here and these spices from Apple Filling blend well with the bright, spiced nature of turkish. I added arabian to add a hint of bold tobacco flavor. Apple Filling adds plenty of spice to the mix, and Apricot/Cranberry just go well together with this for a good spiced fruit tobacco taste.
Sweeten to taste, I can't imagine this needing more than half a percent of any sweetener though.
Juicy Peach and White Peach combine to make an absolutely lovely layered peach. Throat hit will be there for at least 7 days, so keep that in mind when selection your peaches for mixing.
INW Cherries is about as good as it gets for cherry imo. Versatile enough for playing the role of most cherry flavors you can imagine without heading to cough syrup town.
Brown sugar and vanilla bourbon cream give you a light burnt effect to your fruit (Thank you for the lesson CokeCan!) and adds a touch of light creaminess.
FLV Apricot is just lovely, it has apricot with hits of brighter berries and citrus, at .5 we get hits of all of this while pushing our peach and cherry up to the front of the recipe at the same time.
FLV Boysenberry adds some dark berry richness and syrup notes to the vape.
Italian cream is here to add a sour'ish cream cheesey'ness note to contrast the sweetness and add some balance to the recipe.
Clafoutis is a flan-like French dessert with fruit (typically cherries) but can be made with many different fruits. The only version I've actually had uses apricots and is now my favorite dessert. Of course, I had to make this into a vape.
FLV / FA Apricot/FW Butter Rum - When I first tried FLV , this dessert came rushing back to my mind. It has a very cooked/baked warmth about it. Definitely has some sweetness with a subtle tart note. I used FA Apricot to add a bit of fullness and soften up the entire mix. The butter rum just adds a bit of brown sugar and a touch of a boozy note.
CAP Vanilla Custard/INW Creme Brulee/FW Cake Batter Dip - To give you an idea of what I'm going after, this dessert is a very simple batter. It's basically milk,egg, sugar, vanilla and flour blended together. CAP VC seemed like an obvious choice. But I also wanted that caramelized sugar and creme brulee does that very well. It also adds a bit more egginess. Together, these 2 flavors remind more of a flan. The cake batter dip is just adding a bit of texture, while not making it too cakey.
FA Cream Whipped/FW Lemon Meringue Pie - When I have this dessert, I choose not to cover with powdered sugar. Instead, I put a dollop of whipped cream with some lemon zest. Most lemon flavors come off as a lemon juice or is too candied. I needed just a touch of lemon. I settled on FW LMP. It adds a light lemon note that stays in the back round. FA whipped cream is still the closest to the real thing, imo. It's light, airy and not overly sweet.
So the cinnamon notes here are very subtle, but still present. This is my take on a Apricot danish with a cinnamon glaze drizzle. I've used a darker white chocolate to help blend the cream cheese icing and built the pastry aspect with the graham cracker clear and the sugar cookie which are both pretty delicious for my taste. Enjoy!
FA Storm is a light English style tobacco flavor with notes of apple and pear. This recipe is not intended to be super heavy on the fruit notes, they are more of an accompaniment to the tobacco flavor.
Adding a little extra pear with the complimentary flavors of apricot and white peach, this is a lightly sweet fruity tobacco with a bit of menthol. It's a nice change from heavier caramel dessert tobaccos.
I have no issues with this as a shake and vape, but the flavors do come out more after at least a 3 day steep, and the tobacco blooms at 2 weeks, giving this a darker green earthy note after the full steep which is equally as good as fresh, just slightly different.
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