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The Floradora is a classic cocktail that you might not know, but you should know because it is a truly fabulous (and rather sexy) gin drink. It is semi-sweet, tall, refreshing, and beautifully pink. One might even call the Floradora the "original girly drink."
The cocktail was named after the first Broadway musical hit comedy of the same name in the early 1900s. The name was originally spelled "Florodora" following the show name and the cocktail was a hit among New York's high society up through the 1950s.
Originally, the drink was made with raspberry syrup, but now uses framboise liqueur (raspberry-flavored) almost exclusively. There are a number of raspberry liqueurs available with Chambord (black raspberry) being the most common poured into today's Floradora cocktails.
FA Gin is an uber realistic gin which perfectly encapsulates that familiar and distinct juniper flavor. This is the main flavor note of the cocktail and pulls through beautifully without overpowering.
The raspberry combo has been my go-to for years and just works so well here. Authentic, slightly tart and semi sweet raspberry goodness.
TPA Ginger ale can be a bitch but used low, it provides just the right amount of a ginger ale vibe without annihilating the rest of the ingredients.
A wedge of lemon and handful of ice tops of our cocktail perfectly.
SWEET & TART LEMONS
on the inhale...
FEEL dat FIZZZZZ
and bask in the joy of a lingering sweetness...
✔︎ Ideal Steep Time: 3-5 Days
✔︎ Original Mix Ratio: VG:PG 80:20
I know, I know, there's 18.5% total flavouring here which is a lot to work with, right? And yes, I am aware of what year we are in. But you remember ID10-T's 'Viserion' (the iced blueberry?) - which has something like 19% - and yet, here you are having survived long enough to make it to here. Remember this, my good friends, before you discount this recipe.
Plus, it's 80:20 and just look at those additives... I can assure you there were many trials and countless errors along the way. This recipe would not get to see the light of day if I wasn't ok with where it's at.
Since age 16 I have always drank sugar-free drinks whenever I can. Yes that's me, the one ordering the big mac, large fries, chocolate sundae and a diet coke. I don't have anything against sugar (anymore) but it's just one of the unnecessary habits I've kept alive over the years.
Present day now and these "limited edition" cans of "V" energy drink (Australia) appeared and I fell in love with the flavour. Yep, SUGAR AND ALL. Twenty-something grams per 250ml can in this stuff. Suddenly, it was not so important to go sugar-free.
I'm studying from home in lockdown so you see, these are like delicious little "cans of motivation" on the days when I just can't be bothered going to my zoom class for hours on end.
Point is, I'd been drinking WAY way too many of these and basically inhaling sugar by the pound so I figured, why don't I turn this into a VAPE JUICE?
And so I did.
I was experimenting and didn't think this was any good at first so I didn't note the recipe (idiot) but after a few days steep it was right on. I have tried to recreate it as best I can and this is where I'm at. Sweet-tooths (teeth(s)?) of the world, rejoice.
TL;DR: I made an energy drink vape juice
◦ LB Pink Lemonade ◦
Is effectively the foundation of the recipe, starting us in the right direction and used as a base to work on. It has a nice "pinkness" to it (perhaps a little strawberry in there) that sits underneath the raspberries and lemons we're about to add.
◦ INW Lemons Kick ◦
It's sahhh fizzy.. Get on this! It has an amazing ability to produce the FIZZ of a carbonated drink. It has a lemonade type vibe to it which is why it's here, working as an energy drink instead of using actual "Energy Drink" flavours.
◦ CAP Juicy Lemon / TPA Sour ◦
Juicy Lemon brings the JUICY LEMON. It's perfect in recreating the lemon in the actual drink. It's too sweet to be totally realistic but too realistic to be candied and is here for its vibrant and zesty lemon flavour.
◦ TPA Raspberry (Sweet) / INW Shisha Raspberry / CAP Raspberry V2 ◦
I've mixed up the raspberries here. This is based on ID10T's raspberry trinity and I tried it but it's just not the right fit here. I used INW Shisha as I find it to be a bit more syrupy than Raspberry (Malina). I used CAP Raspberry (v2) over FA's Raz (Berryl) because it's brighter, sweeter and the FA offering was just a tad too realistic and earthy in an energy drink.
◦ CAP SS / TPA Cotton Candy (10% EM) ◦
Originally, I used FLV Sweetness but CAP is the better option here I feel. The CC seem to enhance the overall flavour saturation and lift up the raspberries a little while the SS brings the typical fizzy drink or soda-type sweetness. I ended up @ 1% SS but thought that might end up too sweet for some.
◦ WS-23 ◦
You can omit this but it seems to work better with it. I really like my WS-23 and I added it at 1.5%. I see closer to 1% or less in other recipes so I've added it lower for this reason and becasue it has a tendency to mute the flavours at higher percentages on some devices. Please add in line with your preferences :)
SUBS / Other Changes
◦ Sub CAP Juicy Lemon with JF or any other sweet, tart, juicy & fairly realistic lemon. Something I haven't yet tried is VT's Sour Lemon. I've got that coming in this week and will see how well this subs in place of both CAP and TPA Sour.
◦ You could sub INW Shisha Raspberry with INW Raspberry (Malina)
◦ Sub brands with additives used here e.g. CC, SS, Sour, WS-23, just double check your %'s :)
I try to list subs where I can so if I haven't recommended one it's probably because
a)I haven't tried it, tested it, or maybe even tasted it!
b) There isn't one (or) I just haven't heard of it, or
c) It's taken me some time to find the flavours I REALLY enjoy and either the flavour is essential to the recipe &/or there's no valid reason in existence you should ever sub this and you really should just get it.
I'm only human.. tell me where there's ones I've missed.
I'm relatively new to this and want to learn more, feedback/comments are always welcome!
Lastly, just in case you use both (ELR) and (ATF) for different reasons like I do, Here's the link to the same recipe over there:
If you mix this up, or some variation of it, please drop a comment &/or review below and let us know how it went!
A slightly tart, slightly sweet, fully refreshing Raspberry lemonade with hints of tangy powdered candy (the oblong candy that came w various different dispenser's) tucked into the exhale. This is a go to for me; I have been vaping this juice for the past month and really like how it turned out. It took the place of static blue in my rotation so i figured I would post it. Give it a 3 day steep for the nuance to come through, though it's a fine shake n vape.
**Made a couple adjustments on 9/7/2020 that really make this pop. Took raspberry sweet (tpa) from 2.5%-4% and Lemonade (flv) from 2.7% to 2.80%
In this mix, the Raspberry is the main note, in which all other profiles work on top of. I utilized FA Raspberry and TFA Raspberry Sweet to produce a vivid raspberry flavor that isn't too natural and "watery". While it's not particularly deep, it's a great base for a popsicle flavor. Next, I layed in the lime, which is the second dominating accent note. VT Persian Lime + MB Green Lime produce a very tart and bright lime flavor that sits right next to the raspberry, rather than on top of it. Lastly, I filled out the finish with FW Blood Orange, and used Menthol to add a light mint note to the mix.
Firstly a little background on the inspiration for creating this recipe. This recipe is based on an Australian favourite confectionery that is simply delicious yet extremely complex to replicate in an eLiquid.
The name of the product called "Resdskins" apparently makes some people in the American culture scream "That is just wrong!".
I won't lie, I don't understand what offense this causes nor have any knowledge of the sensitivities of native America. So as to not cause an unintended offense, I have called this recipe "Red Faces".
I have called it that because maybe I should know more about the subject, but hey I'm never to old to learn right?
In saying that let's get on with the recipe that has been the most challenging yet in my 4 years plus of mixing.
After 15 variations over the last few weeks and many many more over the years this is the nearest to justice I can do for this flavour profile.
The "Allens Redskins" is a legendary confectionery in Australia that is like a raspberry hard chew candy that is sweet, tart and little sour, slightly fruity but uniquely delicious.
I have to hand it to the genius who first created this profile because cracking the code of flavour on this is near impossible.
You have to concentrate REALLY hard because there are artificial fruity back notes like apple and pineapple. The Raspberry is extremely distinctive and that was very difficult to nail down.
Hence I had to create a 321 confectionery Raspberry trilogy to get even close. Accenting that trilogy was a balancing act of attempting to replicate the same flavour and mouthfeel and has an 11/10 difficulty ratio.
The slight creaminess and smoothness is also difficult to pin down.
The lingering of the slightly sour & tart notes you get in the real thing is also amazingly difficult to get right without muting the overall base of flavour.
The flavour saturation of the real thing is insane!
To emulate that level of flavour saturation in a vape eLiquid would mean using at least using 30 plus percent of flavourings, while at the same time it would make it sickly sweet after a few short puffs.
So to make this an enjoyable vape I have taken the middle ground of enjoyable vape Vs over sweetened and exaggerated flavour.
This is the closest I can do to entertain this near impossible flavour.
It's delicious, but it comes with some pre-conditions to experience what I have done here:
It needs to be vaped on a quality RDA with airflow semi restricted at least 75w-90w on a 0.10-0.15 ohm dual coils or similar set up with wattage/resistance allowed for on a single coil RDA.
(You can vape it on another device and Wattage but it won't necessarily be the same - let me know what you tried it on)
You need to vape it through for at least 5-10 puffs to get the lingering notes that deliver all the nuances.
I have set out, as I do with all my recipes to make this an enjoyable vape experience. Converting a real life confectionery into an eLiquid is difficult and this was seriously the most difficult recipe I have created ever!
I could either write a 16 page PDF on flavour notes & on how I came to use all the flavours here the way I did ect., but let's keep this simple & enjoyable.
I think this is a very good rendition of this much sought after recipe profile, but let me know what you think. :)
If this was a commercial or custom recipe I would charge heaps for it!
I fully own this recipe and if I learn that you have used this for commercial use I will hunt you down because I DO NOT give permission for use of this recipe other than for private personal use only.
I strongly urge you all to please advocate so that not just you and me can enjoy a smoke free future but also those who haven't experienced what we have yet!
You aren't going to steal my RED FACES Mr Hunt!
Not on my watch Mr. Hunt!
Australia is currently in a massive battle to save our industry from planned legislation that would effectively make nicotine almost inaccessible.
We only have til January 1, 2021 leaving us only a few months to try and turn this around.
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A gummy mosh pit.. Grape, peach, raspberry, watermelon,and strawberry gummified. This is a different take on the og skull candy which is one of my favorite adv's..The flv peach gummy really compliments flv grape and tfa grape juice. cap strawberry taffy/wf strawberry gummy/ wf sour ball candy/ fw razzleberry create a slightly tart chewy gummy base while tfa raspberry sweet and la watermelon help round it out and add some complexity. I like the original but the redux is easily my favorite of the two. This one could use a 7-8 day steep for everything to show up but it is pretty good off the shake.