By: Inawera (INW)
Used in 23 recipes at an average of 1.244%.
Oh "You Turkey!" why? Why would I take on one of the most difficult and often subjective recipes to try and create in the art of eLiquid creation?
Because I enjoy the challenge!
To me this is almost the Mount Everest of eLiquid recipes to try and create. I've made many, many attempts of this over the years and I have tried some commercial attempts that are out there on the market as well. All of them lacked body and cut the throat. This is why this profile is often unsuccessful IMO.
It's a really difficult profile to balance.
The Turkish Delight (also known as Lokum) is no doubts as subjective as standing up for your Nan's best version of this, as it's a love or hate flavor and has many wide and varied versions.
This version is stripped back to being a base. You can add a little pistachio, almond or even some chocolate to this base recipe and it has held very well.
Flv Pistachio, FA Almond or a combo at low %'s are good or 3% MB Glamour Choc+1 % Cap Double V2 was successful for a 'Fryers' style when I tested this worked well.
Some may want a powdered sugar, I tried the obvious choice of "One on One" PS but it gets kinda lost in this IMO.
The difficultly in making this recipe decent is the harshness from a "Rose" flavoured concentrate and working out how to tame that turkey! lol
Then BOOM! Flavorah releases a "Rose Essence" concentrate, just when I thought this recipe couldn't get any better. After SFT the FLV Rose Essence & getting excited, it soon became apparent that it just wasn't going to find a way to balance here. It's lovely but better served with creams IMHO.
Rose Stone - I discovered the wonderful flavour pairing of INW Plum & Wild Rose and fell in love. It was a balancing act on a tightrope to get the depth of flavour without harshness but I finally got there.
The other challenge for me was to try and a create jelly like flavor that carries throughout the vape, in a way that really complements the effort that went into the "Rose Stone". Marshmallow really assists in the texture, sweetness and body of this vape. However to get that sticky jelly effect proved more difficult. NO other jelly candies would seemingly work here for me and I tried Swedish this & 27 that. Purilum Jelly candy is ok but it is an essential assistant here. The flavour works really well with FA Jack (Pazzo) and the FA Jammy Candy Wizard is just the magic to tie these flavours together to assist the right balance of texture on my pallet.
This is a labor of love, it is my version based on my experience of a lovely Turkish delight.
I hope you enjoy this as much as I have enjoyed the challenge of creating this !
Don't be a Turkey though! Mix it, try it and let me know if this is the best dam Turkish Delight eLiquid you have tasted just as much as I think it is!
I enjoyed creating and testing this recipe on a SST Fused Clapton 0.2 ohm at 60W on a Wotofo Recurve RDA
Seriously if you wanna a solid recipe that works give it a go!
Cheers for reading this far, now go and get mixing!
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Inspiration: For my birthday/Valentine's Day, my wife and I went to a Southern/Indian fusion restaurant in Nashville, Chauhan Ale and Masala House. We ordered the Masala Dabba and Tandoori appetizer, which features fresh naan and a selection of chutneys (the pickled mango was divine) and butters. It was all great, but one of the standouts was a cinnamon, sugar, and rose butter. The marriage of rose, cinnamon, and butter was a revelation.
I knew that as a recipe I wanted it to have a starch element. I did not have any ideas for naan (aside from using Shyndo's bread stone . . . but sliced white bread is not naan), so I opted for a rice pudding type note. Upon further research I discovered that there was an Indian rice pudding with rose called gulab phirni. I set about trying to recreate that experience in vape form.
The butter is made up of a small part FA Butter and WF Buttercream frosting . . . the actual butter in the appetizer was quite sweet, so I used the WF to boost the FA and bring some sweetness to it. FA is extremely true to form but is DAAP heavy, and I din't want to overdo it too much.
The cinnamon is a combination of CAP Cinnamon Sugar with FLV RIch Cinnamon . . . the CAP serves to soften the bite of the FLV without taking away from the cinnamon spice itself. The CAP Cinnamon Sugar adds to the sweetness, as well. 0.4% Rich Cinnamon can be quite heavy, but it plays so nicely with the rose at this level.
The rose is the only one I own INW Dzika Róża - Wild Rose. I'm excited for the release of FLV Rose Essence to remix this recipe, but, for now, this is what I've got and it works. I may pick up FA Rose when the FLV drops and try this out with each.
The rice pudding is a combination I have used in the past FE Sweet Rice, VT Rice Base, and FLV Vanilla Pudding. FE is closer to a jasmine rice, where VT is more like basmati rice, in my opinion. The two serve the starchy purpose that I intended, with the Vanilla Pudding mixing them into a glutinous pudding.
Look, if you read this far, it's safe to say your interest is piqued. This in not a vape everybody is looking for . . . maybe nobody aside from myself . . . but the buttery mixture of rose, cinnamon, and sugar is truly delightful. It's not an ADV by any stretch of the imagination, but it serves as a welcome break from the norm.
Chocolate-covered strawberries and wild rose blended with a creamy custard. VT Devon Cream brings a light chocolate cream kiss to the union of strawberries . . . INW Dzika Róża (Wild Rose) subtly caresses the strawberries towards a state of blissful sweetness. All of this enveloped in the embrace of a creamy, sultry, vanilla-tinged custard. Good as a SNV . . . but sinfully delicious after 24 hours.