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(VT) Bitters


By: Vape Train (VT) - Buy Direct

Used in 26 recipes at an average of 0.706%.

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6 DIY E-Liquid Recipes found


Since I was young I knew I would be enjoying something special when I was getting a "Lemon,lime & bitters". It's such a nostalgic profile for me that I have enjoyed for a long time and I still order these regularly when I go out because I no longer drink. It's the famous balance of the sweet lemonade with the freshness of the lime and the bitters that cut through the tartness and gives you a some what complex yet refreshing experience like no other. Since creating eLiquid recipes I have been thinking how lovely this would be to replicate in a vape. However there just didn't seem to be a concentrate or combination of that would truly help replicate this experience until Vape Train released the messiah of flavor concentrates that I hoped would finally make this happen.

Many years ago I did a bar course through TAFE Queensland and there I learnt quite a lot about flavors in a short time with a young pallet that was starved for life experience. This course finally gave me the opportunity to single taste that special seemingly elusive (at the time) bottle of bitters. I wanted to get my hand on that stuff and see what it tasted like by itself because I was convinced it would be amazing. How naive was I? lol. It was god awful, it made me spit and gag. There's just no way you can replace these valued moments in life that we can now look back on with somewhat embarrassment and self cursing of how much of a dickhead was I? lol

What I did learn very quickly though was that quite often some flavors can be not great on their own but when paired or accompanied with the right friend that things can go a lot better. I learn't that "Bitters" when measured correctly can provide the perfect balance between sweet & tart. This concentrate from VT offered all that I was hoping for.

Recently I visited an upmarket Thai restaurant and experienced a LLB that was rich, balanced, beautiful and delectable like I had never experienced before. With now over 35 years of life experience and memories of enjoying this lovely beverage I was actually blown away by the depth of flavour. So I did what any avid DIY mixer would do on a romantic date and took notes lol.

It needs a smooth vanilla note with depth and an almost creamy soda like feel that seemingly helped to fill out the nuances of the fresh lime & lemon notes while also being refreshing and effervescent.
This is how I came up with V1.

There are 3 variations to this recipe.

V1: I suggest trying it as listed here, it is beautiful and very close to how i remember it and i could vape that all day,

V2: I'm a sweet tooth and want a little sweetness and brightness to this profile so added a slight amount of TPA sweet & tart and shazam that did the trick wonderfully.

V3: This is the original blend I did which is lovely and is more like a middle market version that you may get in a supermarket or a fast food restaurant, it's still great but lack a bit of the body of flavor in hindsight.
https://alltheflavors.com/recipes/98540#a_lemon_lime_bitters_mate_by_diydownunderpippa

nb.the fizzy sherbet works very well here for a little almost fizzy mouth feel as well as giving a little lemon like assistance to the overall recipe in all if these versions.

How do you like it?
Give these a try or share your thoughts/comments below and let me know if you enjoyed any of these versions or created another.

Either way, enjoy mixing & "Together, Let's Discover! "

Cheers for reading this far, now go and get mixing!

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IMO this is a very pleasant and enjoyable vape on a single coil RDA at 60W with a SST single coil at 0.2 ohm

I enjoyed this on a single coil SST 0.25ohm at 60w on a Recurve RDA.

Welcome to possibly my most left of field type of profile I have ever created.
Thanks to the numerous mentions of many flavours found in this recipe to Concrete river. He has created enough intrigue for me to at least try these flavours. However as usual I like challenging myself to take things up a level and see how I can use these in a recipe effectively. I am really glad I did because I think I have found a really pleasant fruity IPA beer like stone with the combination of FA Liquid Amber, FLV GInger Peach, VT Bitters & Yakima Hops. I wanted to add something a little refreshing to this so hence I added some Apple Cider, Cherimoya, Persian Lime & Mixed Mint. These additions bring some depth of fruity contrast to this as the lime cuts through with the fresh notes from the mint. There was NO layering going on here! This was purely a blend and learning what and how each flavour played together till I came up with something intriguing yet enjoyable. However I don't wish to understate this recipe or be pretentious, IMO its enjoyable!!
Tell me what you think & regardless just enjoy mixing something you enjoy!!!

Let me know your thoughts and most of all just enjoy mixing ? DIY because it's the best creative artform in the world!!
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Recipe designed based off the description of how skooma is made in the world of Skyrim. According to their wiki, it is a super sweet sugary substance called moon sugar, blended with a "nightshade" of which there is no other description. So taking from that, this flavor is friggin sweet. Moon sugar is supposed to be super sweet, so yes, I used 3% CAP super sweet to stimulate this effect...and yes it's a lot, but it kinda needs it for the fantasy of this recipe.

OOO Powdered sugar gives it a slightly more powdered and little bit waxy nature, which was exactly what I intended it to do.

For the non descriptive nightshade notes, I decided to do something that would resemble belladonna berries, because that seems like the most logical nightshade to include in a narcotic type substance, choosing flv elderflower and boysenberry for berry type notes, the syrupy sweetness of elderflower adding to the boysenberry. Sugar orchid also adds a bit of waxy floral note, and FA violet adds some floral spice notes. The little bit of kick from the VT bitters adds just a touch of bite to the berries cutting through the sweetness and giving balance to the recipe.

Would I suggest mixing this? Well if you like sweet vapes, it will hit the spot. But it is a fantasy flavor not based in reality and may be a bit much for many mixers who have never played with florals. It is weird. And if you're sensitive to sucralose it's really not the recipe for you. You can try to sub the super sweet, but it was the only one that gave the sugar lips effect I was aiming for (yes I tried a few different ones.) If you do mix this, I suggest only mixing a 10ml to start with.

I wanted to make a wine and grapefruit shandy cooler garnished with fresh herbs. None of the grapes worked on their own as a wine so I had to combine INW-Grape and TPA Grape Juice along with a touch of CAP-Blueberry Jam and FA-Brandy to deepen the grapes into a more wine like flavor. The FA-Champagne combined with the FA-Grapefruit and FLV-Yakima Hops form my shandy and add some light carbonation to the mix. The INW-Cactus is there to add some tartness to the grapefruit as well as adding more of the moist mouthfeel. The FA-Zen Garden combines with the FA-White Winter (spearmint) to bring some freshly muddled herbs into the mix.

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.

Lemon Lime & Bitters is a staple of almost every non-drinker at the local club and also that refreshing beverage to enjoy with a meal. Till recently I would never of thought that this profile would be possible to achieve this easily. Thank you to Vape Train for bringing the "bitters". It is perfect IMO. Their lemonade is on point as well. To top it off the fizzy sherbet works very well here for a little almost fizzy mouth feel as well as giving a little lemon like assistance to the overall recipe. I don't have any of the VT Limes but I have my favorite squeeze of lime juice concentrate in FW Key Lime which sit's beautifully in the middle here. This is a delightful & refreshing shake and vape recipe that I am sure you will enjoy all day however let me know what you liked about this or not. Enjoy!

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