Used in 4404 recipes at an average of 0.874%.
This is not ment to be mixed as is, I mean, it could and it'll taste like a sprite, which of course isn't all that bad, but can get boring pretty fast on its own. The purpose of me sharing this is for you to use as base to put your own fruits or other flavors on top.
First of all, my take on achieving a "fizzy vibe" in a recipe... As true effervescence is not (yet) possible to achieve in vape form, I feel that the sprite esque citrus notes from those flavors is as close as you can get to vaping a soda. Seeing as lemon/lime pairs well with pretty much any fruit out there, you'll be able to do a lot with this base.
The starting % are pretty low, but it's usually where I start when I make a new mix.
FLV Citrus Soda at 1.25% is where I start to get that "fizzy" feeling from it. I think it's usually best between 1-2% depending on what your goals are and what other flavors your mix it with.
CAP Lemon Lime is just straight up sprite almost. It's usually what I start to add more of if I feel the "fizz" is missing, and I think it works best between 1-3%.
WS-23 as cooling works extremely well here to really sell that cold fizzy vibe. If you haven't used it before, start at 0.25%. Personally I do 0.5% - 1% depending on current mood.
I don't have anything against sweetener really, but I don't like using it with this base. I mean it's definitley still good, and it can probably help a lot of other flavors in different ways so I'm not saying don't use it. I do however think it takes away the tanginess of the citrus flavors, thus making it slightly less fizzy. It's a personal preference though, but I never use it with this base. Usually other fruits, florals, etc can be used as sweeteners or are inheretly sweet themselves.
Other good flavors:
VT Fizzy Sherbet can be used in combination with any of the other too, around 1-4% is usually where I use this, depending on what else is in the mix of course.
FA Aurora also great lemon/lime flavor that can be used together with with FLV Citrus Soda or VT Fizzy Sherbet, use between 0.5-2%.
FLV Lime be careful with this one, it's very potent. Start at 0.2%
FLV Pink Guava the grapefruit note from this flavor can also help boost FLV Citrus Soda, that extra tang is usually needed if you want a soda type recipe. Seeing as this is not a lemon/lime flavor like the others, it's not pairing compatible with as many other flavors. But for the right recipe, this can be amazing.
Great flavors, but bad for making a soda:
FA Lime (Tahity) Cold Pressed & VT Persian Lime - don't get me wrong, both of these are GREAT flavors for most purposes, but they are terrible to use in combination with FLV Citrus Soda. What they do is just put a "lid" on the fizzy notes. Makes everything flat in a sense. They add a great lime note, but if you use them high enough, they will take all the carbonated vibes out of the equation. I won't say don't use them, but I think there are better alternatives if you want to boost the lime in this scenario.
A nice tropical grapefruit inhale with a sweet and sour lemon exhale. Honeysuckle mingles throughout and gives this vape a nice floral touch. WS-23 cools it and brings an icy touch. Delicious.
Hey, this is the recipe release for a discontinued one shot at Chef's Flavours in the heartrendingly beautiful EJuiceMakers line. Shoutout to Chef's and everyone who picked this one up.
The original description was: "Stir it up with a sweet, juicy blend of blackcurrant and licorice."
I figured it probably needed some actual development notes, so here goes...
You know those "euro" style juices in the vein of heisenberg or whatever? Very sweet, very heavy on licorice or aniseed notes, and absurdly cold? I think they are fun, but they are also absolutely exhausting.
I think it's mostly a balance issue. With the intensity of those aniseed flavors and the heavy cooling they really have to punch through the flavor which requires bigger flavors which requires more sweetener etc... It's like this really weird intense feedback loop of flavor and contrast.
My design brief going into this was "like heisenberg, but for sane people." Judging by sales I didn't really accomplish that but I had a lot of fun and I'm still a fan of this recipe.
Also, Chef's is about the only place I'd risk putting out something with licorice. Licorice is great and anyone who doesn't like that flavor is a coward. Fight me.
The way I figure it, this recipe has four main components:
There is a whole lot of creative license here in calling this a blackcurrant flavor. It's mostly a blackcurrant-ish fruit built to work with licorice and cooling.
The base of the currant-esque abomination here is FA Blackcurrant. While not particularly realistic, it's the de facto standard for a "blackcurrant" in vaping. And it's a good standard! It's big, deep and sweet. The flavor leans more toward a swedish fish-esque lingonberry/raspberry/red currant or whatever, but it has that fuller, gelatinous mouthfeel that I needed to stand up to the thinning inherent with WS-23. 2% is a lot, I guess? I think it works well here in context and helps to build a solid foundation for the fruit.
The other fruits here serve to fill out the blackcurrant. FLV Boysenberry is some sort of interesting berry candy flavor that further pushed that full, sweet blackcurrant. CAP Fuji Apple is a fairly soft, juicy flavor that doesn't carry a ton of baggage. It's almost like a sweeter, less funky INW Cactus or a softer FA Pear. It's mostly here to blend into the background and add a pretty solid juiciness to that full, sweet candy blackcurrant. It's at 5%, but I feel like that is about where it starts to get noticeably juicy. It can mute a bit, but everything around it is a bit intense. Whatever. I think it works. CAP 27 Fish is yet more sticky and sweet fuel for the flavor inferno here. The 2.5% is a bit arbitrary and it could be pushed up to around 4%, but I really wanted to hit an even 15% overall for the mix because I'm a sellout and round numbers are cool.
Hey, it's FW Black Licorice. It's the thing that makes this cloudy AF off a shake. I love FW Black Licorice. I think it's a bit warm and dark, but it has a really nice, sweet body to it that provides an interesting contrast with the cooling while helping the recipe cohere up against the WS-23. At 3%, I don't feel like it's particularly overwhelming but it comes through cleanly and acts as a nice counterpoint for that big, sticky, wet blackcurrant flavor. The goal wasn't really to kick someone in the head with aniseed, but serve up an accent for the more central fruit.
I mean, WS-23 is a pretty good coolant. And I use it here. It's not overbearing at .5%, and works more to complement the recipe without absolutely blowing everything out. For me, WS-23 has this weird side effect of making all the flavor around it seem wispy and a bit flat. The rest of the recipe was essentially built to take as much mouthfeel and saturation as possible so it could still stand up to the ws-23 without a huge, huge amount of sweetener.
Yeah, there is some sucralose in here. I'd argue that it's not a ton, but I do think it makes the recipe better. It's the final thing giving that fruit flavor a nudge into vibrancy. I tend to prefer FW Sweetener but you could easily just use your damn CAP Super Sweet at like .5%. You could make this without sweetener, but the sucralose crutch helps, yo.
And that's the recipe. It really doesn't "need" to steep. It settles a bit after an overnight, but it works fine as a shake and vape.
Also, the name is from Ckemist. I think I was sort of half jokingly threatening to call it something super weird like "Black as your Heart" but I am objectively absurd and he corrected me.
RIP Phife Dawg.
Grape Hard Candy Lemonade
Grapey purple syrup served on a bubbly super sweetened lemonade.
Super sugary sweet, purply and fresh.
Super straight forward and simple recipe i wanted to post for halloween. ( yes, purple party drinks remind me of halloween)
Ps: Nothing scares more a vaper than the amount of sweetener in this recipe.
♫♫ Substitutions ♫♫
After this post people seemed to think I actually love @ID10-T but truth be told, I just wanted to torture him. That task is made significantly more difficult by the fact that he's a masochist. So, without further adieu, I present my second attempt at torturing @ID10-T where I not only substitute both blueberries in his iconic recipe but every other flavor, as well.
Bonus: I'll add notes later, I'm a too busy at the moment.
If you don't have a flavor, just sub in whatever. It doesn't matter.