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IYSLPC = If You STILL Like Piña Coladas
Went into this hoping to improve on my old Piña Colada recipe from June 2016, which many people seemed to enjoy. Turned out to be a tougher job than anticipated, especially in balancing the pineapple and coconut. I think I succeeded, especially if you think that cold things should be cold. I definitely succeeded in making something just as good, with fewer ingredients. Here’s a little rundown of the whats and whys and why nots:
WF Coconut Custard - This is a poorly named concentrate. I don’t get any custard from it. Just a thick, smooth heavy cream with a little built-in coconut that doesn’t taste like suntan oil. The coconut tastes halfway between the coconut in Coco Lopez and the coconut in Malibu rum, but is light and needs another coconut to not get buried, which is where a touch of FA Coconut comes in. That more natural coconut flavor boosts the coconut and pulls it more in the coconut cream direction. FA Coconut is one of the few ingredients carried over from the original recipe. Why not TFA Coconut and TFA Coconut Candy? Well, for one thing, TFA Coconut is one that few people have. They’d sub TFA Coconut Extra and ruin it with suntan oil unless they’re making a large batch or using a dilution, since the original recipe used it at only 0.5% and I think Extra is about four times more potent. And it’s unnecessary thanks to WF Coconut Custard. TFA Coconut Candy has coconut flavor similar to WF Coconut Custard and it is creamy but wasn’t creamy enough for the original recipe, so I used FA Cream Fresh in that one. FLV Cream would have been better or at least easier, but I didn’t have that at the time and kept having to create version after version to force Cream Fresh to do what I wanted it to do. WF Coconut Custard is creamy enough by itself, eliminating the need for both Coconut Candy or any additional cream flavors.
FA Jamaican Special - Another carryover from the original recipe, at the same %.. It leaves me with the impression that there was some dark but unspiced rum in there, and that’s all I needed it to do. But why not VT Light Rum, you love VT Light Rum?! Because WS-23, that’s why. I do love the authentic booziness of VT Light Rum but it just doesn’t work for me with the WS-23 - it causes a weird clash of warm and cool. If you don’t care about “cold things should be cold,” or you care more about “cocktails should be boozy AF,” this would be the one thing I’d recommend subbing here. Sub VT Light Rum for WS-23 at the same amount. That’ll get you your booze without hurting the recipe. Personally, it always bothered me that I could not get cooling to work with the original recipe. Piña Colada is supposed to be frozen, dammit. But I could not get Koolada or Polar Blast to work with it. Koolada had a cardboardy off note and they both ate into the creaminess of the coconut something fierce. By front-loading the cooling using WS-23, I could finally freeze this sucker without sacrificing my coconut cream on the altar of coolant.
INW Pineapple - The third carryover, dropped down from 5.5% to 3% to get the pineapple-coconut balance right. I looked at this one differently than before. The original recipe was eventually built around INW Pineapple, which is so thin it required support from two other pineapples to put a good amount of pineapple meat on those bones and hold up against all that coconuttiness without things getting weird. But this time INW Pineapple is the one in the backup role. I thought VT Sugarloaf Pineapple might even be able to do it alone, but it imparted a strange lemony flavor when I tried to push it hard enough to balance properly. INW Pineapple makes a clean backup to bring the pineapple forward without any BS. VT Sugarloaf is the main reason why this recipe is better than the original that I worked so hard on so long ago. I think it makes the difference between a piña colada blended with fresh island pineapple and piña colada made from canned juice. It tastes fresher and more refreshing and has a dense base that gets down into that coconut. After testing 14 other pineapples, I never even bothered trying to use any of them pineapples until I reached for INW Pineapple to back it up. Even if you don’t care to try this recipe, get this flavor. I could easily be the difference between success and failure for whatever you’re trying to do with pineapple, as long as you don’t mind a short steep to get rid of a little metallic off-note that it has off a fresh shake.
Sweetener. Unnecessary here. Add some if you must, but try it without first.
Cover art by @mlNikon!
All my recipes could be better. For Mixers' Club's "a season for new beginnings," theme back in January, I went all the way back to the beginning and tried make an improved version of my very first recipe to post on ATF, a ridiculously over-complicated attempt to make a key lime custard bar with almond-coconut-graham crust that used 13 ingredients. Embarrassing. Here's the same profile tasting even better with just five ingredients. The first several attempts to drag that recipe four years into the future weren't quite right, but after months of very intermittent tinkering finally hit upon a combination I found delightful.
Named after the way I've spend a few too many New Years.
WS23 Optional 0.25%
This is really good mix and even has a lot of the authentic taste from the original cocktail. WS23 isn’t for everyone but it really brings this vape to the next level of authenticity
Please see below for cocktail recipe.
6oz coconut water
2oz Capt Morgan Loco Nut
1/4oz Blue Curacao liqueur
FUCK A VAPE BAN OR A PMTA
This is a combination of notes from a recipe i thoroughly enjoy & Cheesecake Trinity
I wanted a coconut cheesecake so I used used the coconut notes from u/hashslingingslashur Coco De Leche - https://alltheflavors.com/recipes/42350 (highly recommended recipe if you love coconut or are interested in dipping into it) this is the only ratio of coconuts for me at least that does not come off with suntan lotion vibes, I also added FA Meringue to help with sweetness, From here i brought over u/Alfredpudding's Cheesecake Trinity. I will use Alfred's original description of the trinity because I feel like he broke it down very well and frankly cause he probably did a better job then i would do ALso Laziness (The INW - Yes, We Cheesecake is the best cheesecake flavor available and creates the base for the trinity. Capella - New York Cheesecake is the first support flavor, bringing an additional note of caramelized sugar for the crust, adding some serious creaminess, and opening the bridge to vanilla flavors a bit more. Lastly, the TFA - Cheesecake (Graham Crust) completes the crusty undertone portion of the trinity and adds another hint of dairy.) https://www.reddit.com/r/DIY_eJuice/comments/99cd5h/the_cheesecake_trinity/
Give it a week steep and your ready to go enjoy.
Be safe and stay healthy during these times
My 1st ground up mix. Started with craving it and had fig so flavor research led me to VT red dates. Love that deep rich baked fruit vibe I get from it. Combine with FLV fig it shines through the oatmeal cookie. Didnt really think about coconut until I found some photos and recipes online. Wanted to focus on 3 flavors to combine for this juice. The coconut started with sweet coconut because thats my goto in bakeries, the FA coco helps it blend with the golden syrup. Love the flavor the golden syrup has with the red dates and bridges it with the cookie. I used caramel original instead of brown sugar because I believe its smoother with the golden syrup instead of 2 flavors it combines into one. Praying that someone mixes this up and gives me some feedback. I was astonished how well this turned out. Really well balanced, I probably did 3 versions and still playing but its freaking good and will share it at this point. Believe I got lucky having and mixing these flavors as they play really well together. Ive been mixing other people creations for around 2 years and a ton of online research and talking with other mixers. Just never thought my 1st official juice would turn out this well. I like a week long steep to meld esp with those dates and fig.
This is a Graham Cracker Cereal and Milk.
For the cereal/graham layer i went with a combination of FW graham cracker at 2% for a nice amount of body from the cracker and backed it up with CAP graham cracker for a little bit of the cinnamon cracker note and just to round out the "graham". With CAP Cereal 27 to bend it towards a cereal and some FLV toffee to add some nuance at .5% really helps the graham cracker out.
I used a layer for the milk as suggested to me by Jennifer Winstead and since i trust her x1000 i used her suggestions for a good "cereal milk" and added my graham cereal layer to it.
Mick Foley, one of my favorite wrestlers from the past. His favorite color just so happens to be purple, more or less. So we are going to grab a mix that is a "purple" dessert. We are going to go with some coconut and berries. We will add some honey and vanilla swirl to round everything out, and add some depth to the mix. Sweeten to taste!