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The Floradora is a classic cocktail that you might not know, but you should know because it is a truly fabulous (and rather sexy) gin drink. It is semi-sweet, tall, refreshing, and beautifully pink. One might even call the Floradora the "original girly drink."
The cocktail was named after the first Broadway musical hit comedy of the same name in the early 1900s. The name was originally spelled "Florodora" following the show name and the cocktail was a hit among New York's high society up through the 1950s.
Originally, the drink was made with raspberry syrup, but now uses framboise liqueur (raspberry-flavored) almost exclusively. There are a number of raspberry liqueurs available with Chambord (black raspberry) being the most common poured into today's Floradora cocktails.
FA Gin is an uber realistic gin which perfectly encapsulates that familiar and distinct juniper flavor. This is the main flavor note of the cocktail and pulls through beautifully without overpowering.
The raspberry combo has been my go-to for years and just works so well here. Authentic, slightly tart and semi sweet raspberry goodness.
TPA Ginger ale can be a bitch but used low, it provides just the right amount of a ginger ale vibe without annihilating the rest of the ingredients.
A wedge of lemon and handful of ice tops of our cocktail perfectly.
Fruit from the Stars series is back and my god is this Sirius. A simple, but bold and delicious blend of red and black current with a raspberry to fill it all in.
I hope you all do enjoy this three flavor recipe. I do believe this recipe is finished to my liking, but I’m always open to suggestions and obstructive criticism. This helps me improve not only my recipe, but my skills as a mixer in general.
Please leave a review no matter how you feel about if you do plan to mix this!
***also, if you’re wondering about which sweetener I use, it’s from ecigexpress. I’m not sure of the dilution ratio as I couldn’t find any information on it. That is why you see “other” as the brand.
CAP Sweet Strawberry is a nice balance of natural and artificial strawberry. FW Lemonade is a natural lemonade, no powdery country time. It's nice and tart and lemony. I've added in the INW Raspberry here to give this recipe some syrupiness. Still a little artificial almost like a strawberry juice.
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Using OSDIY's Blue Razz Slush as a base in this recipe, it lacks a bit of the full fledged components of some of the other raspberry flavors, but is still solid on its own.
LB Blue Raspberry and INW Raspberry
The LB Blue is to add some of that blue-ness that OSDIY is missing. Compliments the flavor very well. INW Raspberry adds some tartness to the punch while adding a nice finish to it all.
Used this to add a "wet mouthfeel" and at this low % it doesn't even show up in the mix. just makes it a bit more wet.
Super Sweet CAP
This just adds some sweetness to the mix.
A delicious apricot n raspberry yogurt with granola.
Mb apricot is my favourite apricot flavouring, I may add in a touch of inw apricot at later date but for now it tastes good to me.
Inw raspberry is a strong flavour so at 0.5% you get a nice twist of raspberry.
Cap creamy yogurt is our base, its a nice flavour but I find it does need A little help.
Tpa vanilla swirl adds in a light vanilla note while making the yogurt a touch creamier.
Fa marshmallow just adds a touch of sweetness.
Firstly a little background on the inspiration for creating this recipe. This recipe is based on an Australian favourite confectionery that is simply delicious yet extremely complex to replicate in an eLiquid.
The name of the product called "Resdskins" apparently makes some people in the American culture scream "That is just wrong!".
I won't lie, I don't understand what offense this causes nor have any knowledge of the sensitivities of native America. So as to not cause an unintended offense, I have called this recipe "Red Faces".
I have called it that because maybe I should know more about the subject, but hey I'm never to old to learn right?
In saying that let's get on with the recipe that has been the most challenging yet in my 4 years plus of mixing.
After 15 variations over the last few weeks and many many more over the years this is the nearest to justice I can do for this flavour profile.
The "Allens Redskins" is a legendary confectionery in Australia that is like a raspberry hard chew candy that is sweet, tart and little sour, slightly fruity but uniquely delicious.
I have to hand it to the genius who first created this profile because cracking the code of flavour on this is near impossible.
You have to concentrate REALLY hard because there are artificial fruity back notes like apple and pineapple. The Raspberry is extremely distinctive and that was very difficult to nail down.
Hence I had to create a 321 confectionery Raspberry trilogy to get even close. Accenting that trilogy was a balancing act of attempting to replicate the same flavour and mouthfeel and has an 11/10 difficulty ratio.
The slight creaminess and smoothness is also difficult to pin down.
The lingering of the slightly sour & tart notes you get in the real thing is also amazingly difficult to get right without muting the overall base of flavour.
The flavour saturation of the real thing is insane!
To emulate that level of flavour saturation in a vape eLiquid would mean using at least using 30 plus percent of flavourings, while at the same time it would make it sickly sweet after a few short puffs.
So to make this an enjoyable vape I have taken the middle ground of enjoyable vape Vs over sweetened and exaggerated flavour.
This is the closest I can do to entertain this near impossible flavour.
It's delicious, but it comes with some pre-conditions to experience what I have done here:
It needs to be vaped on a quality RDA with airflow semi restricted at least 75w-90w on a 0.10-0.15 ohm dual coils or similar set up with wattage/resistance allowed for on a single coil RDA.
(You can vape it on another device and Wattage but it won't necessarily be the same - let me know what you tried it on)
You need to vape it through for at least 5-10 puffs to get the lingering notes that deliver all the nuances.
I have set out, as I do with all my recipes to make this an enjoyable vape experience. Converting a real life confectionery into an eLiquid is difficult and this was seriously the most difficult recipe I have created ever!
I could either write a 16 page PDF on flavour notes & on how I came to use all the flavours here the way I did ect., but let's keep this simple & enjoyable.
I think this is a very good rendition of this much sought after recipe profile, but let me know what you think. :)
If this was a commercial or custom recipe I would charge heaps for it!
I fully own this recipe and if I learn that you have used this for commercial use I will hunt you down because I DO NOT give permission for use of this recipe other than for private personal use only.
I strongly urge you all to please advocate so that not just you and me can enjoy a smoke free future but also those who haven't experienced what we have yet!
You aren't going to steal my RED FACES Mr Hunt!
Not on my watch Mr. Hunt!
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Jammy Raspberry Cream Donut
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