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I'm not one that really likes tropical fruits. To me tropical fruit flavors are over the top in your face bold, and combined with a somewhat, for the most part, unpleasant texture it ends up being just too much for this landlubber. I was somewhat amazed that I embarked on this recipe given my relative dislike of this 'genre' of food. I received a bunch of flavors from Flavorah of which one was Pink Guava. The aroma of Pink Guava is so intriguing that I was driven to find a recipe for it. I proceeded to scour the Internet looking for Guava recipes. The result of my query ended on a Mango, Guava, and Strawberry smoothie recipe that also incorporated Bananas and Coconut Milk as a base.
Off I went trying to get this together, and the results are quite amazing IMHO. While you can SNV this recipe, after a three to five days steep the banana cream really starts to fill out as a base.
FLV Mango is just a great all around Mango flavor. It may not capture all of the true Mango essence, but for a smoothie it really does the job. FLV Pink Guava is such a unique and aromatic flavor. I did not want to wander into the Grapefruit territory so I kept it low in this recipe. I can't really taste Strawberry flavorings that well, so I chose FA Juicy Strawberry and FA Red Touch at a level that is providing a tart natural Strawberry back note behind the Mango and Guava - others may find a more pronounced Strawberry flavor in the mix - sorry about my Strawberry muted olfactories.
For the base I chose FLV Sweet Coconut for the Coconut Milk along with a little FLV Cream to bolster the fullness. For the Banana I had to go with VT Banana Custard. This is such a smooth natural Banana flavor. After the steep it provides a very nice natural Banana addition to the vape. I also added just a few drops of FLV Coconut which increases the depth and creaminess to the Coconut Milk base. I know it is somewhat expensive, but it is so good that you really need to have it in your arsenal. If you don't have it you can probably leave it out, but a very rich aspect will be lacking.
When I vape this the initial exhale is that full creamy Banana with a slight hint of Coconut, and then that wonderful Mango, Guava, Strawberry mix settles on the palate that lasts for quite some time. This is one of my favorite recipes. It it is very rich, and if I over do it my palate can get worn out due to the bold flavors involved. I will also add that nicotine will alter the vape of this recipe quite a bit. I find that running between 1.5 to 2 mg/ml of freebase nicotine is best. You might be able to push the level more with Nicotine salts.
For the most part this recipe is complete, but I reserve the right to maybe tweak the percentages a bit. I have vaped this in both a single coil RDA and an RTA (the RTA leans toward the creamy banana, and the RDA toward the Mango-Guava) with excellent results, try it and let me know what you think.
[Update] I've been waffling on the overall percentages of this recipe between two 'final' versions that I have. The first version of this recipe I posted is quite strong, and is possibly too much flavorings if used in an RDA. I thought it would tame down in the steep, but it did not. The second version I have of this recipe reduces most of the flavor percentages down by 25%, and I find it a lot smoother in an RDA without sacrificing too much flavor. I reduced the FLV Mango, VT Banana Custard, and the FA Strawberries from 2% to 1.5%, the FLV Sweat Coconut from 1.5% to 1.25%, and finally the FLV Cream from 1% to 0.75%. I left the FLV Pink Guava, FLV Coconut, and Sweetener as they were.
Photo by Alan Chen on Unsplash (Vignette added by me)
A much BETTER version of my $100 Strawberry Custard
FA Premium Custard is the most realistic custard on the market, hands down. Where CAP VC is oftentimes too eggy and weird tasting(though I enjoy the HELL out of it), FA's version is perfection. TFA Ethyl Maltol is used here because frankly, EM does a better job at not only sweetening custards, but also performs double duty by thickening custards.
Recommended steep: 7 days(but good fresh)
Recommended VG: 80%
Please don't use this recipe for commercial gain
Strawberry Milk (sure, it's a S&C, not very original but sometimes I enjoy going back to this old school profile)
*** EDIT *** For the folks who prefer CAP Sweet Strawberry, you can sub it in place of the FA Juicy Strawberry at same percentage for a brighter top note.
TPA Strawberry Ripe: the top note strawberry flavoring (new version).
FA Red Touch Strawberry / FA Juicy Strawberry: the Red Touch adds a slight jamminess while the Juicy Strawberry adds a bit more brightness to the top note strawberry - best used in small percentages in creams.
FA Cream Fresh / FLV Cream: this combo in equal parts is perfect for milk. The Cream Fresh provides the dairy notes and the FLV cream helps create a thicker body.
CAP Vanilla Whipped Cream: adds a light fluff and vanilla to the dairy body without compromising overall vape density.
FA Meringue: more dairy, sweetness and creaminess in a S&C... is it a bad thing?
FLV Sweetness: obviously optional but I find it best used low in this mix.
Steep & Enjoy.
I cant tell a lie. I am not very good at explaining myself or how flavors do or dont work together. So I will tell a story instead.
I told a more experienced mixer what I wanted to create. So she shot me a recipe. A pretty dam good one I might add. The first version was a little to strong for me but i like it enough to try and make it suitable for me. I tryed many versions and this one came out just right for me. Thank You!!!
A simple 3 flavor recipe that I enjoy in MTL tanks. Basically a strong licorice vape with a candy like strawberry undertone wafting through. I get the strawberry flavors on the initial exhale with the licorice filling in at the end of the vape and lingering on.
I tested several Licorice flavors before selecting TFA Absinthe. FlavorArt Black Touch was too light in flavor and when you increased the percentage it went floral. FlavorArt Anise had a nice Licorice flavor but too creamy and did not increase in flavor linearly. Jungle Flavors Aniseed also had a good Licorice note, but when increased I got hints of Play-Doh which was too distracting. Flavor West Black Licorice was very good, but too soft for what I was looking for. TFA Absinthe really hit the mark with a strong Licorice forward flavor. Flavor West Black Licorice would probably be a good substitute if you are looking for a softer Licorice note.
The Strawberry blend was my attempt at getting a candy like strawberry with a tad bit of realism added to it. I know TFA Strawberry is a polarizing flavor, but adding the FA Red Touch tended to round it out a bit, and I find it pretty enjoyable.
I usually vape this in either the Vandy Vape Berserker or Berserker Mini MTL tanks at a 12 mg Nic level for a nice experience. This might work in pod systems, but I don't have any to try it out with.
[update 2/9/2019] I was perusing through ELR and noticed a very similar recipe to this one called Absinthe Strawberry by thedescolada. It is 4% TFA Absinthe and 7% TFA Strawberry. I did not even know it existed when I formulate this recipe. I'm not sure I would have liked Absinthe Strawberry as I think there is just too much TFA Strawberry, but as always YMMV. Might have saved me some time and money testing Licorice flavors if I would have found it beforehand though LOL.
[update 5/15/2019] Been playing around with some different Strawberry blends. Not sure how I want to introduce them to this recipe (v2?), but my original testing has been with FA Juicy Strawberry at 2.5%, FA Red Touch at 2.0%, and INW Shisha Strawberry at 0.5%. Before I commit to any delta I want to get my hands on some JF Strawberry Sweet and play with it in the mix. Even still if you replace the recipe Strawberries with the above it is pretty tasty with a different vibe (the steep time for sure is a bit longer - like 5 days).
A variation on my mint and fruit recipe. I mixed the mint base for a long time with different fruits but today I wanted to share it.
The peppermint and the eucalyptus with mint gives a bright green mint candy.
The cactus add the juicyness that I need and some green that pair with the eucalyptus.
The holly strawberry (kudos to ID-10T) gives a perfect strawberry note, strong enough to compete with the mints.
WS23 is an option if you want some more ice.
It is a shake n' vape but after 2 days the strawberries come through the mints to make the recipe where I wanted to.
Loosely inspired by one of the first e-liquids I was hooked on, loosely an attempt to create something "commercial," mainly just something because evidently I really don't like mixing bakery stuff anymore. This is a pretty simple mix, but it's really enjoyable. Notes below, but they'll be short and sweet.
(FA Watermelon, FLV Watermelon, FLV Wild Melon)
I've been using FA watermelon for my melon note for a long time, but I always found it to be a little too subtle and "realistic" for a mix. I didn't realize that I even had FLV Watermelon, but upon smelling the bottle, I realized this would add that candied and artificial watermelon that was needed. Anything over 2% with FLV Watermelon tends to get a little harsh and offensive, but around 1.5, paired with FA's option, it's really fucking pleasant. Add that touch of FLV Wild Melon, and you've got a nice, fully fleshed profile that has some real depth and punch to it.
(FA Strawberry, TPA Strawberry Ripe)
Well, fuck me I guess. I have been pairing FA Strawberry and CAP Sweet Strawberry for so long, that I forgot about what TPA Straw Ripe can do to a mix. This combo provides us with a back-note of strawberry that doesn't overpower the watermelon, but adds some juicy backbone to it. I've found that lately, any mix that I use my normal FA/CAP combo on, it just ends up being a strawberry forward mix with accents of whatever else I had in there. This combination, at this percent, allows the strawberries to stay in back to support our melons.
(CAP Super Sweet/WS-23)
You already know what these are for. I don't normally like adding sweetener, but given that I was going for a more commercial idea here, I added two drops to a 20ml, and it's perfect. Brings some extra brightness to the fruits, while giving a little more mouthfeel overall. Just sweetness, obviously, but it's the right amount. WS-23 can be used to your liking, but 1% is a little too much, 0.5 - 0.75% will be perfect and not mute the fruits in the mix with ice.
No need to steep, just mix up, shake up, and enjoy. I've been gone for a while, I hope you fuckers missed me.
Here is another 2 ingredient recipe. Mouthfeel is full and a rich vanilla custard is the initial flavor with the vanilla sweetened strawberry on the exhale and a tasty treat when you open your mouth and let it breathe. This needs a 2-5 day steep. When it turns a rich rose color it is ready. Lovely CAP Vanilla custard for that rich base and FA Red Touch to give it a nice strawberrylicious balance. This is another of my ADV's. Easy and delicious, but it needs the steep!
Yet another sweet strawberry. I wanted to mix up a standalone of my realistic strawberry base I made up some time ago, but with a little flair. What better way to enjoy a fresh strawberry than with a touch of powdered sugar coating it? The powdered sugar bit is a bit strange to translate into a vape as it's basically just textured sweetness. I may try to come up with something to use as an accent to bring that bit of texture out a bit more but this is enjoyable as is. Fresh, sweet and realistic strawberry. Shake & vape approved.
RF Strawberry - A little lighter of a flavor but provides the great tasting realistic notes of the strawberry. Those nice fleshy tones and bits of seedy skin come out nicely. However it is lacking in the body. Can be used to add a touch more realism to another strawberry flavor or as the base for a very realistic flavor.
FA Red Touch - Gives a nice bit of sweet body to the mix. I get more of the syrup/candy vibes off of this flavor. Used at 2% it fills out the middle and brings some more natural sweetness to the mix.
TFA Strawberry Ripe - Another realistic strawberry but some say they cannot taste it. It does well in this mix as more of an accent, helping to blend the other two flavors together into something very tasty and realistic. Can be used much higher if desired as a standalone or to replace the RF. In this case it holds strong to tie everything together and give a bit of a pop to everything.
OOO Powdered Sugar - A nice, light dusting of powdered sugar. A bit of a sweeter touch to the blend without that overboard sugar lips feeling of Super Sweet. 1% is the first amount I tried this at and it seemed to just work. Bringing out the actual powdered sugar texture is kind of tricky but the flavor is there. If you really want to sub this with something else, I would probably use something like FLV Sweetness, FW Sweetener or even TFA Sweetener. The TFA Sweetener could be interesting due to the EM content. That could help blend the different strawberries together but could also mute some of their nuances. CAP Super Sweet is a last resort sub, in my opinion. But should be fine. Just start low if subbing. Maybe around 0.25-0.5%. You can always add more, but you can't take it out once it's in.
Could do well to add a touch of cooling, if it's your thing. Something like 0.25% WS-23 would really help the flavors pop and chill the vape.