Used in 53 recipes at an average of 1.419%.
I started out with an idea of an Alien franchise inspired mix. Originally I thought Nostromo would be a fitting name, but was left not really feeling the inspiration. Then Xenomorph came into play. For those not familiar, those are the adult form of the creatures in the films.
This is a fizzy, lime soda with just that touch of Ginger Ale to give it a push.
It was easy where I had to go with this then. Xenomorphs have green, acidic blood. So Lime was a given. And I knew I wanted it to be an in your face, intense recipe.
I originally chose VT Shisha Lime and FA Aurora as my base, but it seemed that Aurora was smoothing out the lime too much and that is not what I wanted. With a second opinion from u/FomentLife, I decided to scrap Aurora and add FA Lime Tahity Distilled to get some wonderful zest going in the mix.
u/Staybert found success with FLV Citrus Soda in his Citrasberry recipe, and I knew right away it belonged here.
u/OdieDoodah gave me the suggestion of TFA Ginger Ale to add an extra level to the "blood".
CAP Hibiscus brings some syrupy goodness into the fold.
This came together in an AHA! moment and I'm quite pleased with the results.
I was inspired to create this recipe after tasting a Local Juniper Gin crafted by SAs first Juice makers and it is By far hands down the Best Gin vape that I have had, ever. This Juice is called VM Juniper and was crafted by Benji from Vapour Mountain.
With my last bottle of the above Juniper running very low, I decided to create my own Juniper and it was based off a Craft Gin that I mixed and tasted at a Gin farm in Cape Town.
Using FLV Juniper Gin to bring the very authentic Juniper Flavour I kept it on the lower end as I enjoy a subtle boozy note and wanted all aspects to shine and compliment this Gin. with the Black tea added to compliment the herbal back notes of the Juniper and this all then infused with some sweet blood orange!
I used my new favorite 'liquidizer', Cucumber! in combination with a little Citrus soda and WS23 to give a cool soda/tonic mixer. Cucumber also has a very complimentary flavor at higher % that works Very well with a Gin.
As Always I'd say yes, But here I would say Hell Yass! It just compliments everything as if the only sweetner is from the Blood Orange!
I personally feel this needs the few days steep for the Stronger Herbal notes of the Juniper to settle and mellow down to where I like it.
A fresh citrus raspberry soda for y'alls!
FLV Citrus Soda & CAP Lemon Lime acts as the soda base. I'm not sure if I'm imagining but I feel that the citrus/sprite taste gives you somewhat of a fizzy feeling. It's also just enough % so that it gives a good contrasting flavor to the berries, without overtaking them.
INW Raspberry: At 0.75% this flavor is amazing, just enough to get that bold sweet raspberry flavor, without becoming floral.
FLV Boysenberry: Just a touch of this fantastic flavor is enough to give the raspberry more body and a sweet syrup-y taste that you expect a soda to have.
TFA Dragonfruit: This works as the emulsifier, bledning all these flavors together to a unified soda.
INW Cactus adds some wetness and complexity to the whole mix, it also helps tone down the bright citrus notes a bit. The first days you might feel a slight taste of it (not bad imo), but it will be much less over time.
WS-23 is optional, but I like my sodas COLD! Personally I use this at 1%, but I put a lower percentage so that it doesn't catch anyone by surprise, as it can be quite overwhelming if you are not used to it.
Blood Orange Margarita-ish club soda coctail
I have chosen flv agave tequila, flv citrus soda as the base with a drop of extra lime to sharpen the profile.
FLV agave Tequila
I tequila low so as not to make it too boozy, go up to 0.75, if you so please.
FLV Citrus Soda
Stayed relatively low here to leave space for the rest of the flavours. Just used to break the monotony of the tequila. The flavours i selected to use with the tequila sits almost on the same spectrum and i needed something to just give the base some body and depth.
CAP Super Sweet
Along with the Citus soda helps give sweeteness and depth
FA Lime Cold Pressed
Just a dash of juicy lime to sharpen the profile. I chose cold pressed because its a nice sweet and juice lime. Not too zetsy, and no real bitterness. Didnt want to overload as the tequila is plenty bitter already.
FA Blood Orange
This is the star of the show. I love love FA blood orange. Sweet, crisp, loads of citrus high notes and not too deep "red toned" if that makes sense... I wanted a mid to high tone note here... To almost sit on the same spectrum as the tequila.
Again sits on the same spectum as the blood orange and tequila. Together they come accross muddled and they almost translate to a new, unique flavour.Linear, dryish ginger with a tame ginger bite.
Note: ws-23 is a 25% dilution
Every single one of us has a little bit of Devil Inside.
With this in mind it was past time to start playing with fire & heat and a few other little things that were naughty whoooo ha wha ha whaaa wa ahhhhh........
There are few lovely cinnamon based cocktails out there that seem very trendy at the moment so I thought I would take my chances and create one in a vape, so said the devil inside.
The devil on my shoulder made me lick test Flavorah Fire Cinnamon & Flavorah Heat, kids DO NOT TRY THIS AT HOME otherwise you may discover the same melting point of brimstone!
FUN FACTOID: The exact temperature of Hell cannot be computed but it must be less than 444.6°C, the temperature at which brimstone or sulfur changes from a liquid to a gas.
May I use some orange I ask Lucifer,only if it's with my blood he replies. Adam was around the corner screaming use this Sour Apple as Eve handed me some raspberries bubbling in citrus (so they didn't make it to heaven apparently lol)
With these ingredients I went to work for the Devil.
Are you pleased with what I have created I ask the Devil.
He replies "we all have a bit of me inside us all ha hah,
so let all those DIY'ers decide ! Whooo wooo ha wha wa ha aha ahhhh"
I dare you to mix this !!!!
Got my head in a spin with these new FLV concentrates....seriously impressive and a joy to work with.
My Nan used to be a HUGE gin drinker and most times end up flashing her knickers at all the old fuckers and they bloody loved it!! I always remember my Nan getting very tearful after a good old gin sesh so this recipe is for you nana! Love you 💙 this can be S&V but like everything in life (apart from clean underwear) it gets better with a little age. (1-2 days). Please feel free to leave your comments good or bad and rate my recipe it really means a lot to me. Thank you all and happy mixing 😎
Traditionally, the Mexican Paloma is served on the rocks and prepared by mixing tequila, fresh lime juice and grapefruit-flavored soda, like Jarritos.
In the US - the cocktail is often made with Fresca or Squirt.
This mix is very very much like Fresca with a dash of tequila and lime. iIt is incredibly refreshing and easily an ADV for me. tested on the reload s at 50 watrs.
The combination of citrus soda, honey pomelo and Pink guava really create a spot on fresca soda off the shake
citrus soda to me is a slightly flat sprite
Honey pomelo is a ripe bright grapefruit with out the biting notes and is slightly sweet
Pink guava brings out more of the pink grapefruit notes and at this percent had a very very light hop note which works with the tequila
Lime Tahiti pushes those grapefruit notes up top and is noted on the inhale
Tequila agave is hard to describe but to me it is very similar to cactus but slightly sweeter and wetter . it is smooth no harshness or booze in the least . I am noting it more on the exhale
NOTE I added a drop of WS 23 and FLV sweetness to add vibrancy and sweetness to the soda . CAP grapefruit could be used around 7% instead of Honey Pomelo but it will have a slightly bitter tart note and leans more white grapefruit then pink
So a little cocktail for St Paddy day! this is a sweet and slightly tart cocktail based on a Midori melon ball. On the inhale you get that bright citrus note followed by the sweet honeydew and bit of sweet warmth added from the bourbon. Good on an RDA at 60 watts after a 3 - 4 day steep. NOTE This grows a bit and the honeydew really comes forward after a day or so, so give it at least 3 days before deciding if you want to change anything to suit your taste
For the melon - FLV honeydew is the main note - it is a sweet almost creamy type of honeydew it is full body and has a slight syrup/ sticky sweetness note to it and seems to grow over time this need to be balanced with some wild melon and melon rind to add some more wetness of a cocktail
For the sweet and sour mixer i used a combination of citrus soda which to me is very much like a sprite soda with a lemon/lime main note - it is bright, front forward and also seems to grow.. Blood orange which brings a nice bright citrus sweetness along with some tartness and helps filling the middle a bit finally apple sour which is a sweet and sour candy syrup like note. This contrast is needed to create balance in a handcrafted cocktail.
Bourbon is used low here for some warm notes as you would expect in an alcohol beverage - but it is not booze . it also add some darker sweet notes to contrast some of the brighter top notes
SWEETENER: I added sweetness to mine at .5% as I like that additional sweetness which midori has but it is really not needed as the honeydew is pretty sweet on its own