By: Flavorah (FLV)
Used in 451 recipes at an average of 0.838%.
Liquor portion inspired by https://alltheflavors.com/users/Juicefairy and her delicious Tipsy Coconut (It's great!), but I bumped up the "call an Uber" factor a smidge to make sure the creams don't drown that aspect out.
FA Cinnamon Ceylon for good measure.
FLV Wild Melon and FLV Cantaloupe make up the melon profile. FLV Wild Melon is great, but I've not used FLV Cantaloupe before...no time like the present.
Bavarian Cream, Cream and Vanilla Swirl complete the recipe with a thick and rich milk base to tone down any sharpness found in the liquors and tie the whole recipe together.
This recipe was originally called Red Hot Melon Horchata and I used FLV Red Cinnamon which is a fireball/red hot candy type flavor. I thought it would be a good twist but even at 3 drops per 30ml it took over the entire recipe. I was forced to go with a safer FA Cinnamon Ceylon.
This is my bourbon banana foster turned into a creme brulee. I was watching mixing vixens last night and they were doing creme brulee's and I remembered I had never released this take on one of my favorite recipes!!! Sorry for the lack of notes all I did was added creme brulee and custard by inawera and it worked great!!!
Tipsy is blend of "Coconut Rum Cake and Bread Pudding covered with a nice warm toasty glaze"
Vanilla cupcake and Vanilla pudding make an amazing cake base that provides all the butter notes and vanilla notes to create a Tortuga rum cake. The combination of FA Jamaican Rum, FLV Bourbon and FLV Sweet Coconut provides the delicious Malibu Rum note in this mix. Bread pudding is creamy and warm and thick and that's where the crème brûlée comes in to add all those creamy eggy notes with hints of toasted topping. I helped out the sweetness and added extra cream and toasted notes with a bit of toasted marshmallow.. Marzipan is a big player here don't be fooled by its small percentage it is used to tie in the coconut, the cream and the booze into one final delicious creamy boozy desert blend.
I never found a coffee / tobacco recipe I liked. They all were just a mess, either not enough coffee or not enough tobacco or just off in general. I found Connecticut Shade and knew it had to be the one. This is good S&V, gets even better after a couple weeks, but I'll say 10 days would be fine.
This is a really interesting flavor to me. A slightly spiced, wet, and earthy tobacco, with a little cacao and bourbon. There is also some coffee here, and it meshes perfectly with dark bean. It's a little top heavy, but other stuff helps with that.
Red Burley / Kentucky Blend:
A perfect combo to give a little more tobacco, round out the Shade, and dry things out a bit.
Not much to say. I started with this at .4, but it seemed to fade into / blend into the Shade too much, so I bumped it up. Nice bit of coffee without that awful burned popcorn.
This is the bridge between the Shade and everything else. Shade can really take over a mix, and is hard to get into the middle. Bourbon does this really well, and adds a little warmth and bourbon for you boozehounds putting liquor in your coffee.
I like this stuff as an accent. Hell I even like it more as a main note. Here it adds just a little to the shades spices, and makes the bourbon not so bourbon-y. I know a lot of people don't like it, leave it out if you want, but it's quite nice here.
ChrisDVR told me this would get more views if I used a nice pair of boobies for the picture.
It's a Bourbon-flavored cigar, of sorts.
This started out as an attempt at a bourbon-flavored cigar for /r/MixersClub. It's still a bourbon-flavored cigar, but at some point it became more about celebrating the pairing of the two Kentucky concentrates than about producing an authentic cigar. TFA Kentucky Bourbon is a bit boozy, yet sweet, with that unique corny sweetness of sour mash whiskey. FLV Kentucky Blend is a bright yet ashy, slightly spicy tobacco. They make beautiful bluegrass music together.
FLV Bourbon supports the TFA version with richness and an authentic charred oak barrel flavor, which the tobaccos also enjoy. FLV Red Burley fills out the Kentucky Blend and makes it richer, darker, and more satisfying. FW Salted Caramel enhances both the tobaccos and bourbons and builds a dark, sweet but not too sweet bridge between them. FA Cuban Supreme isn't necessary for a satisfying bourbon-bacco vape, but without it, the result is rather soggy. A touch of it here wraps all this up in a somewhat green but dry cigar wrapper and brings it back within the realm of a bourbon-flavored cigar.
Steep Time is truly just a best after recommendation, not a requirement here. This is great at 3 days, just enough time for the bourbon to relax a little and everything to come together. A few days longer, and the tobaccos will fade a bit. This is a good time to vape it if you want more of a sweet bourbon vape with just a little tobacco kick. But at two weeks, they're back and everything works together as intended.
A hip granola tobacco vape, as hipster-icious as they get. It's bold, it's woody, it's nutty, it's got dried fruit, it's sophisticated, complex and will keep you interested for hours. I'm in love with FLV Granola and I had to share this recipe because this wonderful flavor needs more love (and recipes for it).
FLV Granola: The star of the show. Really great as a cereal vape if you help it with some crunch, and so unique that I had to test it with tobacco after the first SFT. It's a strong flavor with lots of stuff going on in it and I'm surprised I had to use it above 1%, but it's in company with very complex and deep tobacco.
FLV Cured / FLV Red Burley: Two of the greatest tobacco flavors known to mankind. The Burley is here just to give volume and depth to Cured.
FLV Bourbon: Not a full bourbon flavor by itself, but its dark oak notes fit so well with FLV Cured.
FLV Oatmeal Raisin: Granola may carry some raisin notes but they are vague and to me they're more dried fruit candy than raisins. Oatmeal Raisin has different fresh raisin notes that make your granola even hipper.
Careful with it, a drop per 10-15ml is enough. Try the recipe without it if you don't have it, but consider getting it if you like raisins, it's the Rich Cinnamon of raisin flavors, it will last you forever.
This is not a bad shake-and-vape but FLV flavors are very concentrated and need some time and shaking to saturate the VG. The percentages might get tweaked after the first test batches pass the month mark.
A. Skip the raisin and add 0.75% FLV Sweet Coconut (and amplify it with 0.15% FLV Coconut if it's too light for you) to throw some candied coconut in your granola and take the entire recipe into Castle Long territory.
B. Skip the raisin and add 1.5% DIYFS Holly Vanilla if you need some vanilla with your tobacco. If the Holly Vanilla/FLV Cured combo is too woody for your taste, add 2% CAP French Vanilla. If you're tempted to try other vanillas like INW Shisha or Vanilla Swirl, beware most of them will mud the tobacco part.
C. Skip the FLV tobaccos and raisin and add 4% FA Soho. A very different experience but just as good (I was actually thinking of releasing a seperate recipe for Soho)
FLV Cured / FLV Red Burley: If you have mixed with these (or FLV Native) you can play around with the tobacco part of the recipe to suit your taste better, but I have to say Cured was the best match when I initially tried pairing FLV Granola with various tobaccos. You could always try the Soho variation.
FLV Bourbon: Try 0.5% of TPA Red Oak
WIld melon is a key player in this, along with bourbon which is a strong profile had to back it down to .5% so it doesnt overpower the mix. FLV virginia is a background flavor alittle mild and earthy notes to give support to FLV KY blend, as for Kentucky blend brings full body tobacco and some ash to the mix.
Overall i believe this is an interesting mix
I haven't released a recipe in a while, here's an idea I'd been playing around with literally since the Beginner Blending competition. Inspired by my boy RiFF.
A tobacco vape with notes of vanilla bourbon throughout, and a nice little slap of banana on the inhale. Notes and all that shit below, as always.
FLV Banana / TPA Banana Cream - y'all know how much I like TPA BC, but I usually pair it with LA Banana Cream to create a more interesting and full flavoured banana note. However, after using FLV Banana, I found much more success. FLV's banana option carries a lot of the same flavour properties of LA's option, so if you're like me, expect some of that more candied, banana runts type note from it. However, I noticed more body to this option. There was some silky mouthfeel to it, a little less banana candy, and more of some sort of unholy creation that is a super sweet banana. I prefer this combination over the TPA/LA approach. We end up with something that is truly reminiscent of some sweetened banana cream, almost reminds me of banana milk or yogurt. This creates some nice sweetness to balance out the recipe, while also giving us some boost to the tobaccos in both flavour and mouthfeel.
TPA Kentucky Bourbon / FLV Bourbon - this is my go to bourbon/whiskey flavour combination. Usually I would keep TPA's option higher in the mix, but the more I've messed with FLV Bourbon, the more I realize this is the better front note for a bourbon. We're still missing some of the depth needed for a good bourbon flavour, but the TPA comes in to provide some of that bite and warmth, while FLV keeps those dark, sweet, oak notes prevalent.
FLV Red Burley - okay. So the more I've messed with FLV Red Burley, the more I realize it's almost not a good tobacco for me. I find it sickeningly sweet and thick, and while it carries a lot of wonderful flavour, I can't get away from that overt sweetness. However, this is why I thought it'd be a good match for this recipe. All of these flavour profiles have a tendency to carry some sweetness, just in different ways. The Red Burley hits us with some notes of sweetened peanut butter at times, while still giving that sense of a full bodied, yet sweet tobacco. The banana plays with these notes very well to bring some neutral fruit note as well as that earthy sweetness we get from bananas in general. And as always, the bourbon acts as a counterpoint to all of that sweetness. While it does carry some, it's still a more sharp and pronounced note that helps accent everything else.
FLV Eggnog / FLV Oak Barrel / FLV Virginia Tobacco - these act as our accents and support for the recipe. I am falling more and more in love with FLV Eggnog the more I use it. It is simply what is claims to be, a straight up eggnog with notes of fall/winter spices that accent the tobacco and bourbon quite nicely, while the thick mouthfeel boosts the bananas to a new level. The best thing I can compare it to is a cooked or fried banana/plantain flavour. The FLV Oak Barrel is here to add some more depth and complexity to the bourbon, for one thing I always find missing in our options for whiskey and bourbon is that wood note. Oak Barrel is perfect for that, and keeps the bourbons from feeling too sugary or sweet. Finally, FLV Virginia Tobacco, I know there are better options out there for a more dirty tobacco flavour, but I simply don't have them yet, so this was the option. Virginia Tobacco balances out that overt sweetness and syrupy note from Red Burley, while still pushing this recipe to be a tobacco forward profile. I love these three accents in this recipe, for all of them act as both supporting notes to certain concentrates, while being counterpoints to others. A perfect symbiotic relationship.
Steep time - While this is good on a shake, give it at least a week to let the flavours get to know each other. As it continues to age, the flavours start to pronounce themselves more noticeably, our banana notes take the inhale, the bourbon carries us through the vape, and the exhale gives us all of those complex tobacco notes.
This recipe has been a labour of love of the past few months, and I'm happy with the result. While the use of RiFF RAFF as inspiration is in name only, I woud like to think that the Neon Python himself would enjoy something like this while he's kickin it at the Kodeine Kastle with his pups.
This is my vanilla bourbon barrel custard!! I made the first renditions of this recipe weeks before the bourbon barrel vanilla cream recipe I just released so this was the inspiration for the bourbon barrel portion of that recipe.
The Bourbon Barrel:
I used a delicious combination of flavorah flavors. I used bourbon at .85% just enough so you know there is bourbon in the recipe not over powering in any way. If you like it boozy then you might want to turn up the bourbon a little because its more of an accent but its definitely present. Oak barrel is a light flavor but a great flavor to accent the oak barrel. I then added just a touch of caramel and butterscotch just to accentuate the sweetness in a bourbon barrel.
The Vanilla Custard:
It looks a little heavy handed but this is my third rendition and this was the one that tasted the best. I used 2.5% of both tfa and capella"s vanilla custard's. I wanted a creamy custard so I added vanilla whipped cream by capella at 2%. I also added 1% cream fresh by flavor art and 1.5% holy vanilla. As heavy handed as this recipe looks in the vanilla department after a 10+ day steep this turns into something special. A delicious vanilla custard with a delicately infused bourbon barrel back note. Definitely a good change in pace if your like me you need something different. Enjoy!!!