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I wanted a nice warm, subtly spiced apple cider. I could drink those little cider packets by the gallon during the winter. I find that most "jug" cider has a metallic taste so I usually prefer the packets unless I open up the wallet for the really good pressed cider.
Hangsen Apple Mix is my new favorite concentrate for apple cider mixes. It's a little artificial so I add some crisp authentic apple with FA Fuji. The liquid amber turns them both a little more towards cooked and adds some depth and warmth.
TFA Brown Sugar is here to mingle with the inherent darkness in Liquid Amber and turn it a bit sweet and slightly caramelized.
The obvious choice for cinnamon is the king, FLV Rich Cinnamon. I use it super low here so it doesn't take over the mix and just accents it.
The Apple Mix, Fuji and Rich Cinnamon together can go a bit in the dry direction so I'm boosting the juiciness with FA Pear. It also adds just a little depth to the apple.
I like a little orange zest simmered with my warm spiced apple cider. It brightens up the apples and accents the cinnamon really well. I chose FW Tangerine because it's a subtle sweet tangerine that doesn't bully other flavors. It does the job of brightening this mix without being obvious.
This is good shake and vape but give it an overnight steep to get really saturated flavor.
After my 4th time mixing Apple Deepthroat by Shyndo, I did a search for some Apple Cider recipes that I could take one of my favourite mixes and tweak it a bit and incorporate some bakery. After finding a list of actual Apple Cider recipes they had a Doughnut and I thought that it might be an interesting mix. After several iterations I am pretty happy with this.
Apple Cider - HS Apple Mix, FA Fuji, FLV Rich Cinnamon, FA Liquid Amber
Doughnut - FA Zeppola, WF Deep Fried Pastry Dough SC, TPA Butter
UPDATE: If you're not a fan of FA Joy, sub it for 1% WF Deep Fried Pastry Dough. It's an amazing sub and gives a better texture.
NOTE: FA Joy and TFA Dragonfruit are at 2 drops p/30ml.
Steep time: Minimum 10 days, best after 14.
Welcome, this is by far the most amount of time I've spent on a recipe. I have been mixing for over a year and this is a recipe I have revisited countless times. The last one I actually released is under "Zider Donut" if you're interested in seeing the last semi-completed version, and you can see how far it's come. The original goal was to create an apple cider cake-doughnut. Back when I was a kid my mom would take us to the Louisburg Cider Mill for the fall festival. We would get hot apple cider and get a doughnut to go with it. You dipped your doughnut in the cider and you were in heaven for just a few short moments. I wanted to try and recreate the experience. I researched, tried, and failed on many batches. I ended up taking a break on it for a few months because I got so frustrated. So I mixed some other things for a while, not thinking about it, but the hunger became too great and I started again. I even labeled the batches "Don't do this to yourself again, man" but I pressed on. After may more iterations I ended up creating a profile that wasn't really what I intended, but became all the more amazing.
A long time ago Enyawreklaw told me during a live mix that a recipe like this can be pretty hard to do, but if you do it right it'll be great. This is by far my best crack at it.
I present to you an apple cider bear claw that is simply delicious. On to the notes!
Doughnut Pastry Thing: Oh thank sweet baby Jesus for FA Zeppola, this was the flavor that actually made me start working on this recipe again. It works great as a start on a doughnut and doesn't have the jelly filling that FA Joy has at high %'s. It also gives a powdered sugar note that combines well with CAP CDS for a cinnamon sugar layer on it. Swapping from FW to JF Yellow Cake helps retain the greatness of FW, but doesn't kill your coils as fast. I was still going for the cake part of the doughnut so I kept it, but it plays really well with FA Joy and Zeppola. Just 2 drops/30ml of Joy brings it together
Dat Apple Cinnamon Doh: Creating something that realistically creates an Apple Cider profile is a huge pain in the ass. I tried a FA Fuji/FA Liquid Amber combo for a while, which worked okay, but still didn't bring it to where I wanted. When I first read that HS Apple Mix had an apple cider taste to it I immediately picked up some to try, and man did it make a difference. It definitely has an apple-cidery (is that a word?) taste on it's own, but it also has an almost cranberry taste to it, so I backed it up with a little bit of FA Fuji Apple to help keep it apple, and back off the cranberry. CAP CDS of course helps out the rest of the apple cinnamon flavor, at 2.5% it brings an up-front cinnamon flavor but you can consider backing it off to 2% if it's too strong.
The Fuck is TFA Dragonfruit Doing in Here?: TFA Dragonfruit is your friend. At low %'s it backs up apple cinnamon combos splendidly (Strawberries too!), it helps create a baked cinnamon-apple flavor and I highly suggest it in any apple-cinnamon recipe you are considering. this is also used at 2 drops/30ml
FA Meringue: Just 1% of this stuff creates the frosting and you are done. I hope you enjoy this recipe that's been an emotional roller coaster for me.
Be sure to leave your reviews below, I'd love to hear feedback, constructive criticism, and suggestions on this since I've spent so much time on it.
I wanted to just enjoy a nice crisp apple cider paired with butterscotch. After playing around with the profile for a while this is what I came up with that feels balanced, satisfying, and flavorful. It ended up veering a little bit from the profile due to the cinnamon danish swirl but in a good way.
Apple Mix and Fuji create a really nice tart baked granny smith apple with a nice layer of slight spicy cidery goodness. The Fuji helps the apple have texture and crispness while the Apple mix completes the darker layers of the fruit and adds heat to it.
Liquid Amber used in small quantities adds an almost slightly fermented spiced sour aspect to our apple and really turns it into an all-out cider. The authenticity this flavor adds just amazes me.
Butterscotch ripple adds a nice counterbalance to our apple top note and forms a nice soft crack butterscotch glaze. Bolstered with a tiny bit of bavarian cream helps it stand up to the apple. There's a bit of inherent cream in both of these flavors that really helps to mellow out the whole vape a bit which it needs.
Cinnamon Danish Swirl completes our mix and really bridges the gap between the butterscotch and the apple cider making this a vape worthy of its name. The only way i can describe what it does is it fills in the gaps in the recipe. It adds a bit of cinnamon and a bit of mouth tingling warmth that really adds to the mouth feel of the recipe overall.
As a kid, my grandfather would take me to Ann Arbor to watch the Wolverines play football. Every game we'd buy a bag of 4 donuts and a mini jug of warm spiced apple cider. So that is why this flavor takes the city's name.
Mess with the apple percentages to get it where you want it. HS Apple Mix cannot be subsituted(but percentage can be tweaked if you want), as it is part of the cider and the spice base.
.2% FLV Rich Cinnamon is roughly 1 drop per 10 mL.
Reddit link: https://www.reddit.com/r/DIY_eJuice/comments/3m3avb/mustard_cider_just_in_time_for_the_autumnal/
"You can of course tweak here and there, or add additional flavorings in small amounts. I wouldn't expect any substitutions to work very well – the three flavors here are fairly unique. FA Cinnamon Ceylon makes a nice addition if you like your cider spicier. Adding FA Brandy will give you a hard apple cider flavor. Play around!
The fundamental recipe is great example of building your recipes around base, heart, and top notes to form a cohesive flavor. Using only three flavors makes it simple to mix, and a great base on which to build your own personal adaptations."
Real flavors Baked bread RAW extract @1.75%, this flavor is not in the datebase yet but it's essential to the recipe
INW used as a 10% dilution
A sweet, tart cranberry spiced glazed donut.
Steep time 7-10 days