Used in 16 recipes at an average of 0.5%.
My take on an elderflower gin gimlet - this is not for everyone but if you like a different profile and enjoy florals this may be for you
on the inhale you get the apple lime that transitions to the rose and elderflower sweetness with a light dry gin finish
Rose essence is very light but noticeable along with elderflower which is very much to me like the st germain aperitif flavors- they create the mid notes f and pick up on the botanical notes from the gin
Apple creates some juiciness and top note sweetness, it also pulls in some of the notes from the rose. it used her to help balance this mix for the dryness of the gin
golden syrup creates some base syrup sweetness that is similar to simple syrup in a cocktail
Melon rind is like the white and green part of a watermelon - it i is very similar to the inner white part of a cucumber. used here for some slight wetness
Lime adds some tartness and is essential for a gimlet
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
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.
E-JuiceMakers One Shots
I wasn't able to talk about these on the show if you were listening, had a little weather event. So let me drop some quick notes for you all.
Melon rind... Tested it 1.5% didn't get a watermelon rind no more of a dry cantaloupe. Super fucking weird and I'm sure we can think ID10-T for getting this into production. Wasn't really sure what to do with it to a dinner recipe with some cream and was really surprised how well it accents the custard.
Sweet and Smokey tobacco... Just like the name States it's definitely sweet has a nice Smoky flavor, also picking up some cash this is a no-brainer FLV does tobacco use nobody else
Marshmallow vanilla... Another great vanilla flavoring, the name doesn't really do it justice. It's a sort of ice cream topping marshmallow. I went through buy original tester in less than an hour.
Smoked butterscotch... It's not one of their new flavorings. great butterscotch flavor I don't personally get a lot of smoke. In this recipe it is more of an accent.
Custard... I just threw in my favorite, if you know your shit, you can probably put any custard you would like at your preferred percentage.