Used in 50 recipes at an average of 3.2%.
This mix is based on a fall cocktail I recently came across https://jellytoastblog.com/cranberry-apple-cider-cocktail/ that looked really tasty for this time of year. I did not want a darker cider with alot of heavy spice like a mulled cider. I wanted a brighter crisp apple forward cocktail which I think I was able to achieve here .
Most cider flavors are a darker apple note often with spices - which I really did not want ; so the combination of INW two apples and WF Thai apple create a really bright crisp full apple flavor. Molinberry apple cider is a a lighter brighter cider which worked as the predominate cider note int his mix . The mint is light for me me and adds a bit of coolness in this mix, and is less noticeable as it steeps but I happen to enjoy that cooling in this mix
The sweet citrus of the blood orange and the tartness of the cranberry are nice accents notes to this predominate apple forward mix
The geingerale and golden syrup create some darker sweet ginger base notes for this mix with out distracting too much for the brightness of the mix.
Since this is based on a vodka cocktail I used VT russian vodka for the booze top note
SWEETNER: I added .5% of cap to help lift the apple notes a bit
I started out with an idea of an Alien franchise inspired mix. Originally I thought Nostromo would be a fitting name, but was left not really feeling the inspiration. Then Xenomorph came into play. For those not familiar, those are the adult form of the creatures in the films.
This is a fizzy, lime soda with just that touch of Ginger Ale to give it a push.
It was easy where I had to go with this then. Xenomorphs have green, acidic blood. So Lime was a given. And I knew I wanted it to be an in your face, intense recipe.
I originally chose VT Shisha Lime and FA Aurora as my base, but it seemed that Aurora was smoothing out the lime too much and that is not what I wanted. With a second opinion from u/FomentLife, I decided to scrap Aurora and add FA Lime Tahity Distilled to get some wonderful zest going in the mix.
u/Staybert found success with FLV Citrus Soda in his Citrasberry recipe, and I knew right away it belonged here.
u/OdieDoodah gave me the suggestion of TFA Ginger Ale to add an extra level to the "blood".
CAP Hibiscus brings some syrupy goodness into the fold.
This came together in an AHA! moment and I'm quite pleased with the results.
An attempt at a ginger rum lime drink built around TPA Ginger Ale. Not the best way to go since ginger ale has a heavy vanilla cream going on that is not hidden at this high a percentage. It's good, but a cleaner ginger drink built around FLV Ginger is probably in the future... until then, here is a solid balanced drink that gives you an excuse to use your Gingers
Once upon a time, a friend of mine described to me a flavor by 63 Maui. Now defunct, and recipes not released, I had nothing to test against. So I went after making my own version of Aole Pilikia (https://www.juicedb.com/juice/15730/aole-pilikia-by-63-maui)
I may have missed the mark, but what came out was undeniably very tasty. Vaguely reminds me of a Moscow mule.
Let this one sit for a few days to let the lime calm down a bit, but if you want that fresh citrus bite, it's still quite tasty day one.
This mix really highlights the Botanical Gin which is notable on the end of the inhale and lingers through the exhale. It is really close to a true botanical gin
The cranberry is a sweet and tart bright note on the inhale
The Orange juice mixes with the cranberry to add a sweet acid note that works in through the the mix
The Ginger ale adds some darker sweet notes to contrast the top notes
Golden syrup adds that sweetness and to the mix similar to a simple syrup in a cocktail
The Blood orange champagne adds the impression of a fizz here and additional sweet citrus
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This is my version of a Hpnotiq cocktail. TPA-Hpno Type is the blue citrus foundation. The FA-Jamaica Special is a delicious rum flavoring but it lacks the alcohol feel that the VT-Light Rum brings to the mix. The FA-Coconut and INW-Pineapple add a tropical flare to it. The TPA-Ginger Ale helps to lighten it up and then I threw in a splash of VT-Bitters for good measure.
You can also add some sweetener and a cooling agent if you like. Photo was found on Pinterest.
This is a light white sangria that is perfect for the summer. Sangria is a summer drink of wine, mixed fruit, brandy, sugar and a clubs soda or ginger ale
The Ginger ale creates the base for this mix. While the ginger is a weak note it does add some sweetness and adds the impression of the ginger spice at 4 - 5 %
The cranberry apple create the mid note of this mix and blends well. The FLV cranberry apple is a very strong flavor and needs to be used low % but could be boosted a bit more if you want a more prominent cranberry note.
The brandy and Sparkling wine helps to bring that grape booze note forward that is part of sangria along with the blood orange and sorbet to bring that cooling sensation .
The lime and sorbert create that citrus and acid balance to the sweetness of the mix
NOTE: The basil does not have to be added but works really well as a note that is present on the exhale and is similar to what you may experience with mint but slightly sweeter and not as overpowering.
Add sweetner to taste
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The flavor reminds me of like a mix between Vernor's and store brand ginger ale syrup. It's not thick or dense, but almost a little "sticky" or "viscous" if that makes sense. I get little to no effervescence, which I was hoping would be present. Overall I enjoy the flavor, but it misses the mark to be an all inclusive ginger ale, so things like liquor, champagne, spices, etc. may be desired in a mix. Slightly sweet, not so much so that additional sweeteners would be unwarranted. Although the flavor is prominent, it is slightly in the back, so if you want it to be more present you may need to use a higher % in a mix.