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First let me say I know there is a very good cheesecake trinity out there and has been for a long time. It is still to this day one of my favorite trinities to use, that being said I want to make this recipe be a little different and not just another "strap on fruit" and call it a day cheesecake.
(My Cheesecake Trinity):
INW Yes, We Cheesecake: A full bodied creamy cheesecake with a "slight coconut aftertaste that fades with steeping" followed by a light graham on the exhale. This will be the base we build off of for our trinity.
PUR New York Cheesecake: This flavoring changes it's profile after a good steep. SNV its coconut forward with graham cracker, however once steeped it transforms into a thick creamy vanilla cheesecake with a bit of a tangy exhale while the graham crust becomes a little more pronounced with a buttery mouthfeel. Very well rounded flavoring to add more body to our trinity.
JF Cheesecake Graham Crust: A robust graham crust that is "softer" then most others "like it has absorbed cheesecake into the crust". Has a slight but accurate cheesecake in the background that finishes off our cheesecake trinity.
Before we get into this cherry trinity I would like to point out that these cherries are the best I've used imho however and if used to high will bring out off notes that we don't need. Thus we will be going sub percent's on all three to build a full rounded flavor.
(My Cherry Trinity):
Ripe Cherry: This flavoring is more bright and upfront then the other two. Brings forth a nice sweet/tart flavor very much like a cross between a jar of Maraschino Cherries and a cherry juice to me. This will be the best one to build off of for the trinity imho.
Compote Cherry: This is authentic cooked cherry with a nice syrupy vibe with just the slightest tartness on the backend that surprisingly enough has a bit of a juicy mouthfeel unlike most cherries that can be dry. It is however a little light on flavor. I'm using it here as the syrup around the "Ripe Cherry"
Juicy Cherries: The name on this one is a little misleading to me as it's not very "juicy". I'm picking up on a "skin note" here that used low enough should add to the natural "fresh" cherry note we are missing. Has a bit of a darker profile then the "Compote Cherry" however that I like. This will bring a more "real cherry" vibe to the trinity while darkening the profile a little and finishing off the trinity.
Last comes Grammy's secret ingredient:
(FA Brandy): Used low @ 0.25% to make them cherries taste just a tad juicier. "Not to mention we can't use any more brandy than that cause Grammy dun went and drank it all" :P
Sweetener Suggestions: This is already a sweeter type vape as it stands but I do suggest 1 drop of "Cap Super Sweet per every 15ml" just to add that "POP!" to the flavorings.
Steeping: This one is not a SNV folks it needs time to let the off notes fade so 21 days min is my recommendation one month if you have the patience.
My dream lover, I see your face every night and it haunts me. Waking up in the middle of our garden, I gaze up at the full moon wondering how long you'll make me wait until you come. My heart longs to hold you in my arms. The sweet fragrant scents surround me as I close my eyes and imagine breathing you in. How long will you make me wait? Until your return I will drown my sorrows in flavors that keep your memory alive.
Perique is usually described as a strong, peppery blending tobacco. I’ve done a straight Perique NET, and a few Virginia/Perique NETs, and while I see where the “peppery” description could be applied, it always came across as more of a fermented, dark fruitiness with a bit of a kick. That’s what I was going for here. Not anything that’s going to make you hate your life because it kicks so hard, but enough of a bite to make you notice.
Brandy/Red Dates/Liquid Amber in there to try to get some of that funky dark fruit. Almost like a raisin or prune wine, if that’s something you want to imagine (I think I want to imagine it.)
For the tobaccos I went with Dark for Pipe because it’s got a bit of that fruitiness that’s already got a bit of funk to it, and also adds a good kick. Black for Pipe because it’s required to be in every recipe of mine. Also because it has a dark fruit and hint of pepper-ness to it. It’s all about packing a punch. Red Burley to bring a bit more body and bass notes along with some sort of moist earthiness. Moist is the best kind of earthiness. Mmmm.
So anyway, my goal was to make a better tasting Perique than anything that is currently sold as a single flavor of the same name. Looking at you, FA. Instead of hating yourself for picking up that flavor, just mix yourself up a better Perique. Or... wait for it.... Abetta Perique. God damn I’m clever.
GOT inspired mix made for FRESH03 saturday show - A pear dominate thick syrup brandy cocktail
I have always been a Yara fan, and lets face it that lady has a set!
For this mix pear is the star, WF ripe pear is full sweet pear with some flesh and juiciness. The pear halves is a sweet almost canned syrup pear which adds the syrup note to this brandy.
Cherimoya fills out the middle of mix with some body sweetness and pairs really nicely with the pear.
The yakima hops helps add that slight bitter note along with the brandy to add the warmth to give the impression of booze
FA brandy is not very booze but really adds a dark sweetness and sort of softens some of the brightness to the pair.
Sour apple was added for a light sharp note to contrast some of the sweetness and adds another note to the pear
A little over a year later and newly release flavors, the old fashioned is back, baby!
Get it out of the way...
Quick flavor notes.
FA Brandy - Brings a smooth, almost syrupy booze note. I don't get much sting from brandy in general, so FA does the trick. If you want more punch, add some TFA Kentucky Bourbon for an alcoholic kick. Also heard VT makes a decent brandy with more of a boozy kick.
FLV Back Bar Bitters - This is it. This is angostura bitters. No doubt 100%. The low percentage gives a nice spice note while not being overpowering to the mix.
VT Fizzy Sherbert/CAP Lemon Lime - Thanks to AlfredPudding for the Fizzy Sherbert suggestion. This combo brings a nice bright, semi carbonated Sprite feel. Keep it a 1:1 ratio to raise or lower the amount of soda you'd prefer.
FW Orange / FW Maraschino Cherry/CAP Super Sweet - While they are muddled at the bottom of a glass and cherries are topped, there is a sweet citrusy yet sticky aroma when drinking a Old Fashioned. Of course, this is a sweet.
The best part about this recipe is that it's completely tweakable. Think of it as visiting multiple bars around town, they all seem to have their own way of creating this drink. Forgot the sugar cubes? It's 1:59am and the bartender filled your glass 80% with brandy? There was only a splash of soda? You can do that. There doesn't seem to be a combination that doesn't work.
I feel this is a recipe that will never die for me, but for now, LAST CALL!
If you are having issues finding FW Orange, it maybe labeled as FW Orange Natural. Seems there is a difference in name between BullCity and FlavorWest's site.
When I saw this picture I envisioned a nice summer poolside drink.
Cranberry juice with Tea and Brandy for an afternoon refreshing mixed drink, infused with strawberry oranges and lemons.
FA Lemon Sicily and FA Bergamot for the realistic citric aspect
FA Black Tea with a touch of FLV Red Tea for the steeped tea leaves aspect
TFA Cramberry Sauce with TFA Strawberry for the juice part of the cocktail.
FA Brandy for the light yet dry boosy aspect.
INW Cactus and FA polar blast for the refreshing effect.
Sweetener to mimic the syrupy taste of concentrated fruit juice.