By: Flavorah (FLV)
Used in 119 recipes at an average of 0.712%.
So for the virtual mixing for May's mixer's club (May 2020), I got Kopel, who wanted...well...
"Cocktails! Whiskey drinks are my favorite and since I can't go out for drinks right now this is my escapism"
As a devout vodka guy (mostly), the closest I get to whiskey is jack and coke, or if the joint (or plane) is fancy enough, Jack and ginger (preferred with honey jack)...so I had to look around the net.
Then I found the Whiskey Smash.
Then I found a variant that was made with cucumber and mint muddled with a LOT of limeade, and garnished with lime wedges.
With all that green, and whiskey...30 more seconds on the internet of searching for an image, and I bring you the Smashed Hulk. Because sometimes, the jokes write themselves.
Great off the shake, thought it hit perfection at day 3, and just stays beautiful, even 2 weeks later.
Trying to emulate a Corona with Lime. The lemons, bitters, and hops create the base. The Tobacco adds the hay/wheat like flavor of the beer (trust me, it's not "tobacco" flavored) shout out to Max Savage for this suggestion. The Lime Wedge is the lime.
I have taken Fear's Bloody Mango Sorbet, because why reinvent the wheel?! That recipe is damn good and I enjoyed it. I wanted to add on to this for Fresh03's French episode. I will take it one step further to make a Mango-Basil Vacherin. It is a mango sorbet with a basil infused vanilla ice cream, garnished with lime zest.
After I let it sit and try it, there might be some changes in the basil and lime wedge. The basil might be beat out right now with all the citrus, and the lime wedge fades like crazy, so the sit is required, but i might not have put enough in it.
Just a tasteful vape full of strawberry's and a touch of white rum.
FLV Alpine is perfect for the outer fresh strawberry taste while the VTA Strawberry Jam and OSDIY Succulent Strawberry makes a perfect jelly.
Finished with the FA Candy/Jammy Wizard to sweeten and adding even more jelly to the mix.
SA White Rum for a little boozy touch, and to finish a little FLV Lime Wedge for a little sour and that's it.
A perfect summer vape.
SA White Rum can/could be subbed by VTA White Rum at the same %
Not completely your typical rum and coke. MB captain rum is pretty darn authentic to Captain Morgan spiced rum with just the right amount of boozy notes. The lime is present in the back like you want it to be and FLV cola assists with the citrus note. WF rum and cola help with the rum and sweetness of a cola. Swirl rounds out any sharpness. Soho you ask? WTF is soho doing in this mix? It darkens the rum a little more and gives it a dirty note that I wanted like drinking in a Caribbean bar.
"THE LAST DRAGON"
Based on Jamaican Sorrel Drink(which I make weekly!), this spicy & cool drink was only fitting to honor the exquisiteness of our beloved Drogon.
These are all the ingredients of the delicious & unique Christmas-time Jamaican Sorrel Drink.
Traditional Jamaican Sorrel uses actual Jamaican Sorrel(their native hibiscus) which can be purchased in any shop that sells Jamaican products. There is very little difference in flavor between American & Jamaican hibiscus in my opinion. The American type is much easier and cheaper to get ahold of.
Occasionally, I will add about 1/8 cup of Jamaican Rhum to mine(also traditional in Jamaican culture). I did not add it here, because frankly-I add so little that I can barely even taste it(I've never really enjoyed the effects of alcohol).
In the real life recipe that I will include after all my notes, I include rum measurement.
FLV LIME WEDGE is the ONLY freshly 'chopped' lime flavoring that compares to the real thing. Lime Cold Pressed, etc., does NOT mimic the taste of fresh chopped lime with these particular concentrates. Sorry. This flavoring is potent as hell, so one 15ml(or 10ml) bottle will likely last you at least a year!
CAP HIBISCUS was the only match for the flavor of dried Hibiscus buds that I usually order from Nuts(dot)com. I am only mentioning that site because it's the best bargain if you want to make the real life recipe. I've tried all other concentrates and they were pretty nasty here.
For my cracked pimento(called 'allspice' here in the States), I utilized CAP PUMPKIN PIE SPICE. TFA's version didn't even compare. I also buy my whole pimentos from Nuts(dot)com and crack them myself. Our powdered allspice in the supermarkets is pitiful in comparison.
I used only 1 drop of **FLV RICH CINNAMON per 20-30ml eliquid here. You don't want it to overpower anything...but you definitely want it flexing its' muscle.
VT GINGER ROOT is the key to getting this just right. In the real drink, I use anywhere from 1/4-1/3 cup of fresh peeled ginger root(depending on how much bite I want my sorrel to have). VT's version of Ginger Root is the most accurate. I even went as far as purchasing NF's ginger to try out(it was very close...but not a perfect fit & had an indescribable off note when mixed with these specific concentrates). And again...if you are making the real life recipe below? Powdered Ginger from your spice rack will not work. At all. Just don't do it.
WS-23 is not listed in the above recipe but was used at 2 drops per 20-30ml eliquid.
FLV SWEETNESS was used at a high 1.25% to mimic the sugar syrup added to sorrel drink.
STEEP:SNV-3 DAYS(I usually SNV it)
As always, I humbly ask that you don't produce this for commercial gain, as it was shared in good faith. And if you like this please rate it. Your ratings are the only way us mixers know if we are doing a good job or not. Thanks so much & enjoy!
I will include the recipe for this delicious drink below for anyone that wants to try it out. With the real drink, the longer you steep-the stronger the hibiscus flavor. I usually steep mine anywhere from 4 hours to 24 hours(it depends on my level of patience!).
Jamaican Sorrel Drink:
•2 cups Dried Hibiscus Flowers
•1 finely chopped peeled fresh lime(I pulse mine in a food processor)
•1/4-1/3 cup fresh ginger(peeled), chopped fine(I pulse with a food processor)
•1 1/2 to 2 teaspoons of cinnamon sugar or 1 cinnamon stick
•4-6 Cracked Pimento(I usually place between paper towels and give them one good whack with a hammer. You dont want them crushed, like allspice powder--you just want to crack them open. These babies are potent).
•2 cups white sugar.
•2 cups of water
•10 cups water
•a fine sieve
•OPTIONAL: 1/8-1/4 cup Jamaican Rhum
Place dried hibiscus flowers, ginger, lime, cinnamon sugar & allspice in large bowl or large pot & set aside.
In one small pot, bring 2 cups of water & 2 cups of sugar to a boil and remove from heat. Allow this to cool. It will be a thick sugar syrup.
In large pot, bring 10 cups of water to a boil. Pour over hibiscus flower mixture and allow to steep at least 4 hours(if steeping overnight, place in refrigerator).
After steeped to your preference, stir sugar syrup(this is also when I add my rum) into mixture. Final mixture must be run through a fine sieve before being poured into a 1 gallon pitcher and chilled. A regular strainer will not work. If you can't wait until your sorrel drink gets cold(like me), serve over ice. I generally make mine at night, so I can enjoy a glass over ice before bed, knowing that by morning, my pitcher in the fridge will be perfectly chilled with no need of added ice cubes.
Trust me...you have never tried any drink like this. It is highly addictive!!
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! "
Cheers for reading this far, now go and get mixing!
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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
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!!
Chocolate covered Kiwi Popsicles. Something new but quite common combination when it comes to real life kiwis. Very thin chocolate layer. This is also suitable for the non chocolate vapers. Needs to steep to let the Kiwi get brighter and sweeter. Lime Wedge and Pear help to let the Kiwi shine even more.