Used in 391 recipes at an average of 1.095%.
My buddy asked me to make him a melon ball recipe. Wild Melon is still the star of the show. This is pretty straight forward but I will say this; I tried a couple other melons before deciding on the VT Shisha Melon. It's at a ow enough percentage that I'm not getting any creamy notes but a nice full mouthfeel and nice Cantaloupe flavor. Straight forward juicy melon here, folks.
YAYY!! Its FLV release day! In honor of these marvelous & potent new concentrates, I present this all-Flavorah recipe called "Melrose"!!
A creamy melon mix with the right touch of rind to make it extremely authentic and "fresh" tasting. Rose Essence really distinguishes this mix from other fruit mixes & tastes like it was created for the sole purpose of living amongst the melons.
FLV Honeydew has got to be the best fresh Honeydew on the market. These new FLV concentrates are potent, so low percentages are a must.
FLV Cantaloupe is added both for creaminess & for filling out the Honeydew in terms of body.
FLV Watermelon was included here to bring out that "fresh fruit salad" flavor. This flavoring isnt very potent. But regardless, I kept it low so as to not take the spotlight away from the honeydew.
FLV Wild Melon I never get sick of this flavoring. Very fresh tasting and not too strong at this percentage.
FLV Rose Essence and FLV Melon Rind: Let me start out by saying that I despise florals. I've just never appreciated them. But, FLV's Rose Essense seems to have infused itself inside of the rind layer somehow. Combined, they also produce a "wet" feel. The mixture of these two concentrates is...magical.
FLV Sweetness is the best sweetener for this mix.
1 day steep
...as a side note, these new flavors are so "buildable" that the only limit to their use is your own imagination. Seriously...they all seem to bring something new & unique to the table. I'm still experimenting but so far, I am really enjoying creating new and exciting combos!
and now for the usual request. please dont use my free recipes for commercial gain & please dont post to other websites without permission.
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It's Gin, it's lemon lime soda, it's melon balls.... Adjusted the recipe slightly since it's steeped. The gin seemed to fall back just a bit more than I wanted it too after it steeped so I added just a tad more, and the citrus soda also fell back a bit more than I wanted so I added a touch more of that. Lowered the sweetener a tad too as that popped out more than I wanted after it steeped.
Everything else in the recipe has stayed the same. I just ignored the cucumber element in this picture as to me it is just decoration and probably didn't add anything to the actual drink. lol Overall without the sweetener (a version I made for myself) I enjoy this quite a bit as a gin drinker myself. The alcohol notes are pretty subtle which in a soda drenched drink it wouldn't be slap you in the face alcoholic anyway. I'm sure VTA Botanical Gin or FA Gin could also be added into this if you want a little more of an alcohol note, but personally I didn't want that. While you could sub the FLV gin for FA gin, it will be a little less aromatic in terms of gin, and a little more alcoholic, and I'd probably turn up the percentage a tad with FA gin. VTA Botanical could also be subbed but I'd probably turn the percentage down a bit from the FLV amount as it's a tad more aromatic. FLV is just somewhere in between.
You can mix without sweetener and get a good result, but for more of an authentic soda type feel to it sweetener works better. I picked PUR over the other sweeteners because it is strong and not drying, so it doesn't take away from the wetness of the drink.
This is a champagne cocktail with cantaloupe and honeydew, decorated with a cucumber ribbon. Since the fruit is not blended in the picture, I tried to make enphasis in the champagne flavor and have the sweetness and fresh green aspects of the fruit.
It took me a couple of tries to nail the champagne but it is freaking delicious! The 2 - 1 ratio between WF and FLV brings toghether the sweet fake sparkling champagne flavor of the first one with the incredibly well represented white wine of flavorah.
FLV Cantaloupe and CAP Honeydew were chossen , not only for the flavor but also because how they complement each other. CAP Double Apple works both ways, helping to the authenticity of the champagne and adding texture to the fruit. WS-23 is there just to help the bubbling effect.
Sorry for my bad english and enjoy! Salud!
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
In my home city we have a very eclectic group of people. It's legitimately a melting pot of all cultures. I was fortunate enough to be exposed to all sorts of different foods growing up, and one of my favorite things to do was to go to different ethnic grocery stores with my mother. There was one store in particular that always had me very excited, and it wasn't really a store. It was basically a giant warehouse, with tons of different little shops smashed into it. This place was called Mitsuwa. A Japaense Marketplace.
Particulary, my favorite place in the market was the candy aisle. I could not read japanese but the packaging was brilliant. It was a surprise every time I chose something new. My absolute, hands down, favorite candy of all time from Mitsuwa, was a Honeydew Shake Candy called Milkita. It was almost like a Honeydew Taffy, emphasis on the milk. Here is my rendition of it, which I am happy to say has exceeded my expectations in wanting to re-create that nostalgic taste.
JF Honeydew Melon - Pretty much the standard when it comes to delicious Honeydew Melon flavors. They knocked it out of the park with this one. It's a sweet and fresh melon flavor thats pretty potent too. It does mellow out over time, so thats why I accented it with the even more potent TFA Honeydew. In conjunction with eachother these two really drive home that sweet, green, melon flavor that so reminds me of those little chewy Milkita candies. I also get a creaminess out of these two, as I do with most melon flavors, which plays nicely with our other ingredients and overall goal for the recipe.
FLV Cantaloupe - This stuff tastes fairly authentic to me. Its a natural, ripe, sweet cantaloupe that plays right into the melon profile and helps accentuate the body of that fruity creaminess.
FA Coconut - This was what I was missing from my earliest versions. Just a touch here helps bring some more milkiness, pumps up the sweetness level, and acts as a bridge between the fruits and creams. I was super excited when I started using this and it worked so well.
FLV Cream - Bring on the creaminess. This has a dairy taste, but not as agressive as FA Fresh Cream or ooo Cream - Milky Undertones. I was originally using TFA Marshmallow to bring some body and sweetness, but it seemed overbearing. FLV Cream brought some great body, mouthfeel, a reasonable amount of dairy, and also helped the richness of the recipe. Its thick. More like a heavy whipping cream than a milk that plays well with the fruits.
ooo Cream - Milky Undertones - This is flavoring has been a godsend. It's milk with a touch of sweetness. No-nonsense here. Its fluffy, which helps emulate the candy aspect of the source material and worked exactly as intended.
FA Meringue - Sugary sprinkled sweetness. Helps in the cream department making things milkier, helps in the sweetness department delivering that accurate candy profile.
Thats about it.
With blue dot Convicted Melons in mind.
Apples, strawberries, honeydew.
Cotton candy to reduce harshness that TFA Honeydew tends to have.
rainbow candy for that weird candy shell-like taste/feeling.
Lemon for blending and emulsifying - you won't taste it.
Cantaloupe is strong, so it's used here at 0.50 to buff the honeydew a little bit without overtaking the recipe. It could stand to be lowered down to .25%. Up to you.
I added 3 drops of CAP Supersweet to a 30ml mix and it wasn't all that great. If you decide to add any consider adding 1-2 drops or just leave it as-is without CAP SS. It should be sweet enough on it's own without it.
This recipe Inspired from Noted episode 51 after all the talk about what melons taste like gum and which are sweet and what is not a candy they touched on FLV bubblegum, they touched on how Koolada has a nice effect with melons and here goes what came out of listening to all that jiber jaber.. lol
I don't like koolada so I used WS-23. I did not steep this however i do think 3 days will help the papaya floral notes to smooth out and I think its balanced enough to be able to stand up to the test of time.
Enjoy its real good.
This flavoring offers a really nice cantaloupe flavor that's almost creamy. Very smooth flavor, semi sweet, nice cantaloupe. It's perfectly ripe; I don't detect any of the green parts close to the rind, or rind itself. It does get a little sharp on the throat if used too high. In trying this at a single flavor at 2% and in a mix at 1%, those seem like good places to start with it. The throat was a little sharper than I would like at both of those %s, so if you want to avoid a sharp throat, I might suggest bringing them a touch lower (1.5% & 0.75% respectively).
One thing that's interesting about this flavoring is how well it accents fruit and cream mixes, particularly "orange" fruits (mango, apricot, peach, etc.). It does a great job at bringing a non-citrus "orange" accent to a mix that is smooth and velvety. Experimentations with Mango Lassi found the cantaloupe to round out the mango nicely while also lending some additional creaminess that it needed without any unwanted dairy notes (used @ 0.5%).