Used in 9 recipes at an average of 1.034%.
First let me say I know there is a very good cheesecake trinity out there and has been for a long time. It is still to this day one of my favorite trinities to use, that being said I want to make this recipe be a little different and not just another "strap on fruit" and call it a day cheesecake.
(My Cheesecake Trinity):
INW Yes, We Cheesecake: A full bodied creamy cheesecake with a "slight coconut aftertaste that fades with steeping" followed by a light graham on the exhale. This will be the base we build off of for our trinity.
PUR New York Cheesecake: This flavoring changes it's profile after a good steep. SNV its coconut forward with graham cracker, however once steeped it transforms into a thick creamy vanilla cheesecake with a bit of a tangy exhale while the graham crust becomes a little more pronounced with a buttery mouthfeel. Very well rounded flavoring to add more body to our trinity.
JF Cheesecake Graham Crust: A robust graham crust that is "softer" then most others "like it has absorbed cheesecake into the crust". Has a slight but accurate cheesecake in the background that finishes off our cheesecake trinity.
Before we get into this cherry trinity I would like to point out that these cherries are the best I've used imho however and if used to high will bring out off notes that we don't need. Thus we will be going sub percent's on all three to build a full rounded flavor.
(My Cherry Trinity):
Ripe Cherry: This flavoring is more bright and upfront then the other two. Brings forth a nice sweet/tart flavor very much like a cross between a jar of Maraschino Cherries and a cherry juice to me. This will be the best one to build off of for the trinity imho.
Compote Cherry: This is authentic cooked cherry with a nice syrupy vibe with just the slightest tartness on the backend that surprisingly enough has a bit of a juicy mouthfeel unlike most cherries that can be dry. It is however a little light on flavor. I'm using it here as the syrup around the "Ripe Cherry"
Juicy Cherries: The name on this one is a little misleading to me as it's not very "juicy". I'm picking up on a "skin note" here that used low enough should add to the natural "fresh" cherry note we are missing. Has a bit of a darker profile then the "Compote Cherry" however that I like. This will bring a more "real cherry" vibe to the trinity while darkening the profile a little and finishing off the trinity.
Last comes Grammy's secret ingredient:
(FA Brandy): Used low @ 0.25% to make them cherries taste just a tad juicier. "Not to mention we can't use any more brandy than that cause Grammy dun went and drank it all" :P
Sweetener Suggestions: This is already a sweeter type vape as it stands but I do suggest 1 drop of "Cap Super Sweet per every 15ml" just to add that "POP!" to the flavorings.
Steeping: This one is not a SNV folks it needs time to let the off notes fade so 21 days min is my recommendation one month if you have the patience.
Brown Sugar Bourbon and Almond Ice Creams, folded together with chunks of Ripe Cherries and Toasted Almonds.
Inspired by a real life Ice Cream, not a direct recreation, as I have never personally tried B&J's Punch Line. Looks great though lol.
Anyway, here, LB is the base ice cream note. WF almond custard lies in here to boose the creams with an almond note, giving us the almond ice cream, and then wf aged bourbon cream and flv caramel give us the brown sugar bourbon ice cream notes. Simple, yet deep layering with great flavors.
Marzipan FA is here to act as a sort of bridge between almond and cherry. SSA Ripe Cherry gives us our little nibbles of sweet, authentic, maraschino cherries. And CAP toasted almond gives us exactly what you would think.
This recipe took some slight % adjusting to get everything to play at the levels that i wanted them to play at, but overall, i am quite happy with these results!
as always, sweetener is subjective, but here fw plays a solid role in keeping things authentically sweet yet not overly so as with super sweet would.