Thrown together on Fresh03's "Mixing For Mike" show on 6/12. Daniel TheVapeMan aka Noted Time Stamp Guy made a generous donation to the GoFundMe for VapinTrucker's family. He asked for me to make him "something tropical" using only flavors in his stash. Someone says "something tropical" to me with no other guidance, my mind immediately goes to guanabana/soursop because the quickest way to describe those flavors is "something tropical." Scrolling through Daniel's stash, I see he has FLV Guanabana. Perfect, let's build this around that.
I thought about how I'd been itching to try mixing just FLV's Mango Passion Pineapple and FLV Guanabana and see whether it makes the two-flavor banger that it makes in my head, but I couldn't find Mango Passion Pineapple in Daniel's arsenal. Fine, I get my own mango, passion fruit, and pineapple flavors. FLV Mango works, INW Pineapple works. Right about that time, someone else was talking about using FLV Passion Fruit to make Daniel a tropical lemonade and I thought, well, Danny Boy might want a break from passion fruit, so let's do something else instead. It gave me an excuse to bust out the Pink Guava. You want some really bright citrusy stuff with some funky ripe tropical depth? That could describe either passionfruit or guava. Speaking of funky ripe tropical depth, I saw Daniel had VT Paw Paw in his collection and that's an underrated flavor that I knew could give the mango in here a ton of bass, or base, whatever, really hit those low notes instead of just floating up top. For the finishing touch, I'd been wanting to mix FLV Mango Passion Pineapple with rum as well as guanabana, but Por Que No Los Dos, right? So I hit this Mango-Guava-Pineapple-Guanabana with some FA Jamaican for a dark rum finish.
The whole thing just tastes like a Caribbean vacation in a bottle now. Wonderful. I think it might be done. But I might come back later with a very similar, simple 1-2-3 recipe using FLV Mango Passion Pineapple, FLV Guanabana or another guanabana/soursop/cherimoya flavor, and either FA Jamaican Rum or, since summer is here and Texas is hot, WS-23.
Created: June 12, 2021 (about 2 months ago)