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It’s a cigarette with a pinch of lime. Sounds weird, right? I thought so too when ID10-T told me I should try to make a Camel Twista Lime recipe for Mixers Club. Over the month of trying out various different versions of this, it kind of grew on me and started to make sense. Day drinking some beer in the summer is better with two things: cigarettes and a slice of lime. Why not put them together in a recipe?
Most of the recipe is focusing on the cigarette aspect, but I wanted it to be the kind of tobacco that would take on the lime without too much clashing. The 7 Leaves and Classic Cigarette are the big players for that. They are brighter Tobaccos that bridge the gap between the darker, spicier notes of the Desert Ship and Turkish. The Royal I am not really using for any tobacco taste, because it doesn’t really have any. It does, however, have a little hint of cooling with some fruity notes to it. Really helps keep this thing refreshing.
I picked up two different lime flavors to play with, and didn’t test any further than INW Shisha Lime. It just felt right, so it was the only one I bothered playing with.
One of my DIY goals was to create a decent Camel recipe, and I think this one is pretty damn good.
I was inspired by Astur’s recipe El Camello. It looked really good so I mixed it up, and it made me really appreciate INW S’Camel (which is also sold as Dromedary and Pyramid.)
I started reading a bunch of reviews for Camel Unfiltereds, and decided to up the nuttiness and earthiness of the S’Camel with some HS No 5 and FLV Red Burley. The No 5 gives it a toasted nutty flavor like a good Burley Blend aught to have. The Red Burley brings a bit of that dark, earthy tobacco. No 5 and Red Burley make a real nice couple in my opinion.
Then I had to get that sweet, spicy Turkish tobacco to make it a Camel. Tobacco Absolute Oriental (also from the El Camello recipe) was an obvious first choice. Brings some authentic tobacco taste with it. HS Desert Ship was in some earlier versions, but I tried to take it somewhere else for a little bit, but eventually came back around to it. It’s kind of a hard flavor to describe, but it’s good. It’s sort of dry and has some spice to it, but someone with a more refined palette and larger vocabulary would have to expand further than that. Definitely way better than FA Desert Ship. So if the FA version has scared you away from trying it, fear not. They are different.
DNB just doin’ DNB things.
It’s quite good after just a few days, but is ideal after 2 weeks. I’ll meet that half way and say 10 days.