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I wanted to come up with a juice for my upcoming holiday to the Caribbean using tropical fruits. I had a base of orange, pineapple and mango to which I added passionfruit to bring some brightness to the party and cactus to get the juices flowing. I added the pink guava as I didn't have a grapefruit and it works really well with giving a bit of tang. The final piece was the FLA sweet coconut which compliments the other flavours and leaves a nice sweetness without being sugary.
I'm delighted with the outcome as a SNV and think I have nailed what us Brits know as Lilt
A tasty little vape but please share any changes you think it may benefit from.
CAP Cucumber as a sub at 2% is ok, could then probably omit the cactus. I prefer FLV as it's more earthy - as it should be for a G&T but it's a tad too earthy at 1% which is the right amount for the flavour I want so a drop of sweetner sorts that out, I use two or three drops of SS per 50ml. Was hoping the blood orange would provide all the sweetness needed but it just doesn't.
For that slice of lemon Lemon Mix is what you're after.
A touch of WS-23 if you wish. I like it without.
May try a tiny amount of mint too but not sure about it working with the blood orange.
FA Blood orange and Cap Sweet Tangerine are the stars here! They both pack quite a realistic orange flavor so the Blood orange is the tart and the Sweet Tangerine is the high sweet note. Cap Juicy orange just to fill out that odd mid flavor and add some wetness.
TFA Dragonfruit to help the oranges blend. I don't even taste it, but it's just a meshing flavor.
Soda Base to give it that "soda can" texture and some sweetness, .5% Fizz Pop for a soda fizz. No coolant as I drink my soda warm, feel free to add WS-23 or koolada to your own preference.
SNV, best after a day or two steep.
Sweetener to taste. Old school Fanta is way different than the stuff we get nowadays with real orange juice in it which is why I used a lot of proper orange flavoring instead of more imitations. To me Fanta is the best orange soda on the market today, I love it!
Peach, orange and grapefruit. Based this off of an OG POG but didn’t want to use passionfruit so i used peach instead. Add the Bavarian cream to help smooth everything over peaches and citrus's both then to be a little harsh. Taste fine off the shake but needs to steep for 3-5 days so everything can settle down.
I took a purely conceptual route here, which is probably best when discussing the how's and why's of making a monster into a vape. That said, it really did turn into a monster in its own right.
WF SC Starfruit - the face of our titular demigorgon. Pretty, and tasty, fruit for the face of a hideous beast.
FA Blood Orange - The monster is, or should be, just about consistently soaked in the blood of its various victims, so a tasty bit of citrus from blood orange made as much sense as anything to me.
INW Shisha Strawberry & FA Red Touch - Syrupy red strawberries working in lock step with the blood orange to really sell the viscous "blood" aspect.
FW Waffle & LB Belgian Waffle - I sort of struggled to give this mix a bit of body at first, thinking on it for quite a while before it dawned on me: Eleven fucking LOVES Eggos. While this is not exactly an eggo, what it actually ends up as is a lightly cinnamon spiced waffle strong enough to stand up to the heavy fruit syrup piled upon it.
The Candy/Jammy Wizard is really just blending the fruits together into a cohesive whole, but at the same time "Wizard" does fit the motif of a fantastical scenario.
Simple. Dry, slightly buttery, shortbread cookies with a big fat drop of chewy, tangy and sweet orange marmalade. Just like grandma used to make.
First, I had the blood orange at 2% and it really took everything over. The cookie base by itself was mostly fine, not that you could taste it through the orange! The FA cookie is almost perfect on it's own for this kind of cookie. It really just needed a touch of vanilla and the inw biscuit brings that slight butteriness.
I had some help from Lil Kittybit on the diy_ejuice discord going over this recipe. He suggested dropping the orange to 0.5% since this particular FA flavor is rather potent. He was absolutely right. He also suggested some kind of thickening for the fruit layers. I already had meringue sitting on the sideline as a maybe here. We agreed that it might do the trick to bring down those bright, sharp orange bits just enough to make it jammy.
Right away: There is a sharp, almost floral -taste- that overpowers everything good about it. The cookie is very very dry. The orange sits completely separate from the cookie.
3 days: You can tell that everything is starting to settle but that perfumy-ness is still there. As the flavors mesh together, the mouth feel becomes a bit thicker and the initial OVER tanginess is becoming smoother almost like the jam melting and becoming that candy drop in the oven.
7 days: Most of the harshness is gone in the 10ml test however the larger, 120ml, batch definately needs more time.
14 days: The initial harshness has melted away. There is still a super light dry cookie on the inhale. The only wetness here is definitely coming from the chewy orange jam on the exhale, which no longer has that sharpness to it. Just smooth and sweet.
Update: I gave it more time and it almost seemed to become harsh all over again. I added a tiny bit of CAP Super Sweet (sucralose) and a drop or 2 of FA MTS Vape Wizard which has smoothed everything out to where it should be.
Update 2: added a tiny bit of wf sc almond cookie and it's perfect now
Profile: Licorice rod with sweet citrus filling!
I started this off with CAP Licorice at 3%, FE Lemon at 2% and FLV Sweet Coconut at 1% and TPA Marshmallow at 1%
However, the licorice weren't strong enough and the FE Lemon didn't really stand a chance on it's own.
I tried upping the licorice to 4% (was too much!) and adding in VT Sour Lemon at 1.25%. Which just made it taste like citrus dishwasher soap with a shot of heavy licorice in it - NOT GOOD!
So I ended with the following:
I was very much against using sweetener in this, as I know CAP Licorice and sweetener doesn't always tango that well, plus I wanted to see if I could make a candy without any sweetener in it.
I dropped the FE Lemon a bit to avoid the soapy flavor it potentially can add and brought in FA Blood Orange to help it. The Blood Orange also brings some of the sweetness I felt would fit a candy and 0.75% seems to be just right.
Both the marshmallow and meringue serves is the texture for the filling and helps the candy flavor on its way too.
I feel this profile fits people who don't like black licorice that much, but also works as a great entry into the world of licorice vapes.
I like it as SnV, but some people think it only gets better and better with some steeping - so it's up to you!
Feel free to give it a mix and a review - even if you're a licorice hater <3
This is a Mango, Banana, Pineapple, Blood Orange Ice recipe.