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Raise a glass to this perfectly pink cocktail made from gin, lemonade, and grapefruit juice. Using Lime and Strawberry to accent. Perfect for summer, and with FLV ICE, you can adjust amount you want in recipe. This is great in a pod.
This was really good off the initial shake, but of course just as with any juice, will get better after a few days steep.
Since I was young I knew I would be enjoying something special when I was getting a "Lemon,lime & bitters". It's such a nostalgic profile for me that I have enjoyed for a long time and I still order these regularly when I go out because I no longer drink. It's the famous balance of the sweet lemonade with the freshness of the lime and the bitters that cut through the tartness and gives you a some what complex yet refreshing experience like no other. Since creating eLiquid recipes I have been thinking how lovely this would be to replicate in a vape. However there just didn't seem to be a concentrate or combination of that would truly help replicate this experience until Vape Train released the messiah of flavor concentrates that I hoped would finally make this happen.
Many years ago I did a bar course through TAFE Queensland and there I learnt quite a lot about flavors in a short time with a young pallet that was starved for life experience. This course finally gave me the opportunity to single taste that special seemingly elusive (at the time) bottle of bitters. I wanted to get my hand on that stuff and see what it tasted like by itself because I was convinced it would be amazing. How naive was I? lol. It was god awful, it made me spit and gag. There's just no way you can replace these valued moments in life that we can now look back on with somewhat embarrassment and self cursing of how much of a dickhead was I? lol
What I did learn very quickly though was that quite often some flavors can be not great on their own but when paired or accompanied with the right friend that things can go a lot better. I learn't that "Bitters" when measured correctly can provide the perfect balance between sweet & tart. This concentrate from VT offered all that I was hoping for.
Recently I visited an upmarket Thai restaurant and experienced a LLB that was rich, balanced, beautiful and delectable like I had never experienced before. With now over 35 years of life experience and memories of enjoying this lovely beverage I was actually blown away by the depth of flavour. So I did what any avid DIY mixer would do on a romantic date and took notes lol.
It needs a smooth vanilla note with depth and an almost creamy soda like feel that seemingly helped to fill out the nuances of the fresh lime & lemon notes while also being refreshing and effervescent.
This is how I came up with V1.
There are 3 variations to this recipe.
V1: I suggest trying it as listed here, it is beautiful and very close to how i remember it and i could vape that all day,
V2: I'm a sweet tooth and want a little sweetness and brightness to this profile so added a slight amount of TPA sweet & tart and shazam that did the trick wonderfully.
V3: This is the original blend I did which is lovely and is more like a middle market version that you may get in a supermarket or a fast food restaurant, it's still great but lack a bit of the body of flavor in hindsight.
nb.the fizzy sherbet works very well here for a little almost fizzy mouth feel as well as giving a little lemon like assistance to the overall recipe in all if these versions.
How do you like it?
Give these a try or share your thoughts/comments below and let me know if you enjoyed any of these versions or created another.
Either way, enjoy mixing & "Together, Let's Discover! "
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IMO this is a very pleasant and enjoyable vape on a single coil RDA at 60W with a SST single coil at 0.2 ohm
Decided to make a Tropical Ice Cream with Fresh03. Went down the coconut/lime road and went with some Rum for a great boozy flavor.
Vienna Cream/Vanilla Swirl/Holy Vanilla: The ice cream base. After about a 5-7 day steep time, the vienna cream settles down and turns into a beautiful flavor and lends itself to a great ice cream flavor. Swirl/holy are used for the heavy vanilla that I love, and the swirl helps blend a lot of this together.
The two coconuts I take from HashSlingingSlasher from Leche de Coco. Its a beautiful coconut pairing.
The two limes I use for a heavy sweet lime. The lime wedge is a tad higher because after the steep, it fades very hard. I wanted it present in the final taste but not heavy.
The rum is just that, a beautiful spiced rum and pairs well with the tropical flavors to add something special
An sweet and in your face punch of a grape bubble gum.
Yet another recipe, that looks like it has far too many flavours in, but my oh my do they all come together beautifully in this Strawberry Lime Cider mix!!! Three limes, three strawberries, and a dash of lemon, and this is good enough to drink from the bottle!!
Give it a go, and let me know what you think!!
Designed and formulated for drippers this lemonade has been my go to through the summer. Rereleasing because it somehow got deleted from my catalog of public recipes. Recommend this to any lemonade fans out there.
INW Cactus: Typical reason for inclusion.. Beverage enhancing moisture.
FA Forest Fruits: Can be subbed for CAP Harvest Berry. This ingredient contributes the fruit note to contrast the lemonade.
FLV Lemonade: Country time sweet lemonade. Keeping it around the 3% mark avoids throat hit. Sweet and enjoyable.
FA Lemon Sicily: Adds some oomph to the overall lemonade note.
TPA Vanilla Swirl: Very enjoyable exhale component. Light on the mouthfeel, bit of a texturizer. Rounds off the berry notes.
FLV Lime: Added for complexity. Contrasts nicely with the berries and lemon. Let it steep!
CAP Super Sweet. Kept low to not overpower the rest of the mix. You can opt it out if you're trying to save your coils and prefer a cleaner experience.
Strawberry and lime are great contrasting flavors. That little extra touch of dragonfruit emulsifies and provides a nice little zing to the flavor combo. I chose to use RF Strawberry for it's innate candy vibe alongside INW's, But you could easily swap it out for a strawberry you have on hand. Just keep fading probabilities and the other ratios in mind. FLV Greek Yogurt alongside LA's Bubble gum provides a decent mouthfeel. That extra 5% VG plays to sweeten and thicken the mix to an enjoyable dripper level experience. I like it at 75/25. Try it out and let me know what you think.
PS Forgive me for the sloppy notes, Usually my syntax and notes are much cleaner and in depth, But I'm really short on time today. (Running story of my life)
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