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Years ago, after trying someone's Honey Pearry remix (Pear, Honeydew, some Strawberry) and tweaking it to my liking, one of the first things I wanted to do was make a mango version. Unfortunately for me, that was before FLV Mango and other great mango flavors even existed, and my attempts were so bad I had to give up and settle for a peach version. I've finally revisited that old desire, and making a juicy, sweet honeydew/pear with a nice mango top note proved easy thanks to the combination of FLV Mango and VT Shisha Mango. The INW Prickly Pear makes it extra juicy while enhancing both the pear and melon aspects.
It's that old Honey Pearry by the Vapor Chef profile - honeydew and pear with a hint of strawberry, with some new twists.
TFA Honeydew is already outrageously juicy, and I've enjoyed recipes that use INW Cactus to make it even juicier. But if you do that, you have to deal with the taste of INW Cactus. Enter the new INW Prickly Pear. It's almost as juicy as Cactus. I don't think it actually tastes like prickly pear fruit, though it might if mixed with something like CAP Sweet Guava. But, I digress. It really tastes like some kind of juicy, sweet apple/melon blend. Which makes it a perfect complement for honeydew/pear. Next, cooling. The Honeydew-Pear pairing was already a fantastic summer juice because it's so juicy and refreshing, but I never thought to add cooling to it back in the day because Koolada/Polar Blast never seemed like it would be a good fit. Add some WS-23, though... wow.
A long time ago (2016, which is like decades in vaping/mixing years), I tried to make a pear recipe that captured my favorite type of pear, the Nashi pear or Asian apple-pear. I did the best I could with the ingredients I had at time. Here it is again, a little better. I've not eaten one of these pears in some time, but this is closer to what I remember. Here's what I used and why.
WF Ripe Pear is the foundation this whole thing is built on. I used TFA Pear before but it's really too sharp and strong to easily bend into one of these sweet and mild juicy delights. WF Ripe Pear is softer and sweeter but still has the body. FA Pear makes it juicy. A touch of TFA Honeysuckle gives it just the right kind of sweet florality, it's that lovely speckled skin of the apple-pear and part of the sugary juice at the same time. I used JF Fuji instead of the FA Fuji to get the appleyness right this time - the old recipe used FA Fuji but that kinda spicy skin too much and it was way too sharp. I smoothed it out with TFA Marshmallow before, but that pulled it off target a bit. Tasting the old recipe again, I get a hint of vanilla and creamiess from the marshmallow that just doesn't belong. Adding a bit of Marshmallow to sweeten, smooth over, and fill out things is so 2016, anyway. Just use better ingredients to begin with and you won't need to do that. JF being softer and not having that hard apple skin eliminated the need for all that mess.
CAP Kiwi is a terrible kiwi flavor. Don't buy it to mix this, it's not worth it. It's not offensive, it doesn't even really even taste like a kiwi. But it's very sweet and just a touch of it makes this taste more like the the Nashi pear than the Ethyl Maltol I used to try to blend with Honeysuckle to get the flavor right four years ago. I'm pleased to have finally found a use for the stuff, and if you have it already, maybe you will be too.
This is not a boldly flavored recipe. It's not meant to be. It's aping a fruit that has a pleasant mild flavor and is meant to be an ADV that doesn't stress the palate with intensity. I'll make a blow-your-face off recipe next, maybe.
Edit:12/4/20 Version 2:
I wanted more of a creamy, candied melon chew flavor- like a HiChew! the addition of Vienna cream creates that flavor profile and it’s still a 2 days steep.
With it without Vienna cream, I believe this is a tasty recipe.
This is my first recipe I made by myself so I’d love some feedback!
There aren’t many recipes with honeydew II. I wanted to exploit HD II’s wispy, watery, body and fill it with a sweet cream and honeysuckle.
I also added cactus to pump up more of the honeydew’s juiciness.
It’s tasty as a shake n vape but comes together more with an overnight steep.
Didn’t notice a difference in flavor after day 2 (only made 15 ml’s and it’s gone by day 4) this is a delicious, sweet honeydew cream!
Sadly the honeysuckle doesn’t come out as much as I wanted, so I’ll be tweaking this recipe more to bring more of honeysuckle’s floral ethereal essence.
Look for version 2 :)
The super sweet is optional
A sweet, tart and floral green tea.
SWEET TEA AND GREEN: brings a wonderful authentic green tea flavor.
HONEY BEE 🐝: for a touch of honey and sweetness
HONEYSUCKLE: adds some body and a floral fruity flavor.
RHUBARB: is rhubarb.
CHERRY BLOSSOM 🌸: adds to the floral part of the honeysuckle
No need for sweetener here. Honey and sweet tea does it perfectly fine.
At these levels, yeah, the guava is gonna terrorize the cherry and pineapple like some politically-misguided Latino thug beloved of naive student types.
Luckily, that situation only lasts about a week longer than a politician's promises, so five or six days after mixing this turns into something much nicer.
note that SA Cerise Griotte should be the cherry listed, but since the database isn't up to date... Also, I would never suggest anyone rape theor own throat with 40% PG - I used PG alternative to keep the juice thin enough to deal with the winter weather, if you mix this in summer I'd suggest 80VG minimum.
Coconut Honeysuckle Ice Cream
MIxers' Club January Entry
This months assignment was to broaden our horizons, chose a profile you have not previously done and develop a recipe. The only profile I haven't touched on, or at least made a concentrated effort towards was Florals.
My original idea was Coconut and Honeysuckle Rice. I was excited by the prospect because it was an outside of the box recipe and rice was another profile I didn't get to mess with. However, this fell flat on it's face. I just could not get it to work together the way I was intending too. My original intention was a dry cooked rice, but FE Sweet Rice just can't do that on its own, it was leaving me with almost Coconut Rice Krispies in cream. I didn't have the flavors to get it to where it needed to be but if I was to revisit that concept, I think VT Rice Base or FLV Starch Base would be a solid step.
At an earlier point in time I was chatting with @isuamadog and he told me about Macapuno Ice Cream. Something I have never heard of. Immediately after the rice fell flat on its face that was the first thing I had thought of. Apothecary Elixirs (RIP) used to make a really damn good Coconut Honeysuckle Ice Cream and after closing up shop there is obviously no way to get it anymore so I decided to attempt my own version. While we were supposed to be outside of our comfort zone and Ice Cream is clearly my comfort zone it felt a little cheaty . However, I wanted to make coconut and honeysuckle happen. And thus Midnight was born.
LB VIC + HS VIC + TFA VS - The obvious. A super creamy slightly malty ice cream base. I was actually extremely surprised at how well the coconut paired up with the ice cream and brought this to a whole new level.
FLV Sweet Coconut and FA Coco'- This is my go to Coconut blend right here. If I'm doing a coconut recipe it will involve these two flavors. I usually start off at a 2:1 ratio and adjust the individual percentages according to the recipe. The combo brings a nice bold coconut flavor with next to no "sunscreen" off note.
FLV Coconut- Like most FLV stuff this one is a powerful flavor. Just a touch of this into the pairing of coconut brings a little bit of a coconut butter to add a bit of thickness to the coconut.
TFA Honeysuckle- Brings a little juicy sweetness in with a subtle floral note to wrap up the mix.
I've made a few minor adjustments to the recipe since the start. Playing with the coconut percentages as well as the honeysuckle. I have not yet, but I want to try and lower the Ice Cream Trinity to see how everything else plays with that. While I don't think lowering the ICT is exactly necessary as the mix is at a pretty good point where it is, I want to try that out just to see what happens. I did try and add some WS23 into it to see how it is cold, and 2 drops to a 15ml absolutely ruined the mix. It mutes basically everything but a bit of Coconut and Cream so that's a no go.