Used in 456 recipes at an average of 0.704%.
Back by popular demand (not really, no one asked for it), Green Cream III
So I wanted to revisit this one again because it seemed like loads of people enjoyed Green Cream II, but I felt like the recipe itself still was living in the shadow of Drunken Pears, given the profile. So I went back to the drawing board, and wanted to create something that was more than just a one-off. In this one, we focus more on the tart fruit flavours instead of the cream to create a refreshing vape with enough brightness that'll work not only as an ADV, but also as a nice palate cleanser. Let's get into it.
FA Pear / TPA Pear - you already know this combination works. The FA Pear brings the juicy sweet notes, while the TPA Pear helps make it more accurate and multidimensional. In previous versions of Green Cream, this was the focus for the flavour, but in this one, it works more as the base for the rest of the concentrates to work with.
INW Anton Apple / INW Lime - this pairing really makes this recipe feel green. It also pushes this one more into a tart fruit vape with hints of cream, as opposed to a cream vape with fruit notes. These two flavours are super potent, and the percentages used give us a really crisp green apple with that tart bite you get from lime juice. INW Lime is one of the most accurate lime flavours I've ever tried, but it's incredibly potent. Keep this shit low, even if you want it to be up front in a mix. Even at 0.25%, we get a strong punch of lime juice with a hint of the bitter rind note.
FLV Cream - this is our base for the cream, because this flavour really works as a neutral vessel for the the other flavours to hang out in. The best part about FLV Cream is that it imparts a velvety mouthfeel without any odd notes you get from other "mouthfeel" cream concentrates.
TPA Marshmallow / HS French Vanilla Ice Cream - I love the sweetness that TPA Marshmallow brings to the table. On it's own, however, it is easy to lose in a recipe that is so tart as this one. We're using it high to help combat some of the bitter notes from the lime, while accentuating the sweetness of the pears and apple. Furthermore, it helps add even more cream and sugar notes to the end result. Using HS French Vanilla Ice Cream is simply here to give the cream base more flavour, without really pushing it too much into a full on ice cream vape. If you want more of that cream note in this recipe, I'd recommend leaving HS FVIC where it's at, and then adding some TPA Vanilla Bean Ice Cream in at maybe 1.5%
Steep Time - this recipe is a little strange right off the shake. I can really only describe it as tasting similar to what a citrus cleaner smells like. It has some funky off notes coming from the INW Lime, but let it sit for at least three days, and the creams and TPA Marshmallow come in to mellow out those bitter off notes. What we're left with after three days is a really tasty and bright fruit recipe with hints of sugar and cream. However, if you're impatient, it's not horrible as a shake and vape. Just needs those few days to really let the flavours get to know each other.
Sooo... Inawera did in fact reformulate their Lemon. I've searched high and low for a replacement and the best fit seems to be FE Lemon. It's not as potent as the original Inawera Lemon but it is very close in taste (with no off notes). Secondly I would try OOO Lemon (round candy) at 2% as it's even less potent but still close in flavor.
Another sub I often make to take it in an even more candy direction is Hangsens Blueberry at the same percentage.
This is my clone of my all time favorite juice, Seduction by Vapor in a Bottle. A brilliant combination of candy lime, lemon, and berries.
I've been mixing bubblegums like this one from the day I discovered INW Bubblegum yummy classic. For some strange reason they have a soothing effect on my pallette. Every time I change something a little bit and try new concentrates, and it has now come to a point where I think is worthy of a public recipe. It is great after a 12-hour steep but it balances as it should be on the 5th day.
This is a nice lime and light cream recipe. For some reason the strawberry and the pear help this recipe shine, but the honeysuckle and oba oba is what really gives this flavor something special. When you vape this all's you'll taste is a nice subtle lime with a nice light cream, great mouth feel, smooth and just enough sweetness. Hope you enjoy.
A Pina Colada with a strong coconut balanced by bright acidity from lime and pineapple, and a light floral touch finish from hibiscus. Sticky sweet and full-flavored.
FA Coconut, TPA Coconut Candy, TPA Coconut Extra
When in doubt, steal from the best and then ruin it. Originally this combination was wholesale lifted from ID10-T's If You Like Pina Coladas, but i've pushed the artificial coconut note up quite a bit. The goal was a strong, assertive coconut that toed the line on straight sunscreen. It's an aggressive coconut note, but I feel like it's balanced well by everything else going on here.
The floral part of the recipe. CAP's hibiscus reminds me of a floral take on the top notes of a pineapple, so I just kind of went with it. 1.5% is enough to make a noticeable difference, but not dominate any of the other flavors in play.
CAP Golden Pineapple, TPA Jackfruit
I wanted a juicier, instead of sharp or realistic take on a pineapple so I went with these two. For all of the canned weirdness, CAP Golden Pineapple is hella juicy, and TPA Jackfruit helps to fill that in further and sweeten the pineapple note up a bit.
A twist of citrus to brighten everything up. I went with INW Lime because it is the best ever for everything. But seriously, I like how sweet and bright it is for beverage type vapes.
FA Oba Oba
Subtle vanilla, cream soda kind of flavor that fits really with the creamy coconut and juicy pineapple. Also helps to give the mix more texture and cut some of the syrupy sweetness.
The cream, as far I'm concerned. Nice and thick but not too sweet or dense. Also helps to tone down some of the acidic brightness from the pineapple and lime.
The inspiration, a work of short fiction:
Her voice cuts through your overfed nap, startling you awake on your plastic poolside lounger.
"Are we doing okay over here?"
Her white hospitality uniform comes into focus against a rich blue sky. She's pretty, but she looks impatient. Her hips are slung to one side, and the pen she's holding in her right hand looks poised to drive itself clear through the notepad she's holding in the left.
Annoyed by your obvious disorientation, she repeats herself subtly slowing down and enunciating each syllable like you may actually be stupid instead of suffering from a mild form of sunstroke and an overzealous attack on the continental breakfast.
"Are we doing okay over here? Can I get you something to drink?"
Her eyes catch yours and, for a second, it doesn't seem to matter that you're here with your family. You manage to stammer out that you'd like a Pina Colada, a decision you instantly regret. You could swear you see a glimmer of derision in her hazel eyes, like she expected more from the overweight, sunburned Adonis sprawled out under a languid tropical sky.
Forcing a smile, she assures you that your drink will be right up as she pivots on her heels and unhurriedly walks back to the budget resort's version of a tiki hut. She looks like a goddess from here, her chestnut hair kicked up by a sweet floral breeze, leaving the smell of hibiscus and suntan lotion in her wake.
She smells like you imagined those girls on the Hawaiian Tropic posters smelled, all sweet flowers and thick coconut. Those posters got you through high school, sulking about whatever JV level heartache laid on you that week by another sweet girl with the good sense to stay away from insecure teenage dickheads.
She's laughing now, with the handsome dirtbag pouring drinks behind the bar. He's graceful, but it's all wasted effort. He grabs the Pina Colada mix in one hand, and the opaque sludge seeps artlessly between the ice filling the blender carafe. The rum comes after that, studiously measured out to the drop in an almost comically small shot glass. A short burst from a blender, a sad looking lime wedge and she's got your drink in hand and walking towards you.
She looks tired. She looks like she's trying to talk herself into coyly smilingly and performing the same disheartening song and dance she does for every middle aged guy beached poolside.
You are just another flabby source of tips, one of the thousands that will appraise her solely as a source of amusement in a comfortably mediocre life.
She gets paid to do this, and she gets tipped extra to offer the escapism of a potential tropical fling to reassert whatever primal masculinity these guys are convinced their 2.3 kids and demanding wives are somehow subverting.
She gets tipped to make you forget about the way you cried when your wife finally accepted your marriage proposal, when you felt like all of that loneliness from years of chasing women who only tolerated you was blasted away by your wife's kind eyes and honest enthusiasm for spending her life with you.
She gets tipped to make your forget about that day in the hospital when your first daughter was born, and the wonderment of how someone so grievously flawed, petty, and small could help produce something so heartbreakingly beautiful.
It's the service industry. It's escapism.
It's a transaction, and now she wants to conclude it.
She wants your room number, but it's just somewhere to charge the drink.
You tip the three bucks you have left in your wallet, hidden under a wadded white towel at the side of your increasingly uncomfortable plastic recliner. The transaction ends, she turns to go, and you take a sip while you luxuriate in the scent of her suntan lotion and the hibiscus carried on the gentle breeze. It's not a great drink, but you can't beat the view.
I tried a few different cherries here, most notably TFA Black Cherry, FA Black Cherry, and INW Cherries. Wild Cherry by CAP ended up being the one to go for in this case. Yes, it does have stevia. I know. It's sweet. I know. How do we fix that...
... With INW Lime. This stuff is the bomb. I love it. It's in-your-face lime action. It's like someone loaded their shot shells with chunks of fresh lime and blasted you in the face with it. It's damn good. This together with the CAP Wild Cherry creates a nice balance of sweet and tart to our mix. Just remember that a little goes a long way, as with most of Inawera's flavors. 1.5% is PLENTY of lime, and, honestly, some people have said it's over limey. Those people aren't me, though, and I love me some lime.
Now. We have the cherry. We have the lime. We need the ade. INW Cactus will help with that. Used here at .5%, it make the juice... Juicy. It's a commonly known additive, and it works great here. The TFA Dragonfruit at .5% is used to bring the lime and cherry together. Again, common knowledge, but important nonetheless.
This is a deliciously juicy topical apple mix. The Mix of 3:1 Anton to Fuji apple creates a bright, crisp apple to be paired with tart pink guava and lime. The Candy Roll and Anton Apple does a good job of taking the harsh bite out of the Pink Guava, allowing it to have such a high mixing percentage.
As a shake n vape, the Pink Guava isn't overpowering, but is most prevalent. In 2-3 days, the apple will level out with the pink guava.