A little over a year later and newly release flavors, the old fashioned is back, baby!
Get it out of the way...
Quick flavor notes.
FA Brandy - Brings a smooth, almost syrupy booze note. I don't get much sting from brandy in general, so FA does the trick. If you want more punch, add some TFA Kentucky Bourbon for an alcoholic kick. Also heard VT makes a decent brandy with more of a boozy kick.
FLV Back Bar Bitters - This is it. This is angostura bitters. No doubt 100%. The low percentage gives a nice spice note while not being overpowering to the mix.
VT Fizzy Sherbert/CAP Lemon Lime - Thanks to AlfredPudding for the Fizzy Sherbert suggestion. This combo brings a nice bright, semi carbonated Sprite feel. Keep it a 1:1 ratio to raise or lower the amount of soda you'd prefer.
FW Orange / FW Maraschino Cherry/CAP Super Sweet - While they are muddled at the bottom of a glass and cherries are topped, there is a sweet citrusy yet sticky aroma when drinking a Old Fashioned. Of course, this is a sweet.
The best part about this recipe is that it's completely tweakable. Think of it as visiting multiple bars around town, they all seem to have their own way of creating this drink. Forgot the sugar cubes? It's 1:59am and the bartender filled your glass 80% with brandy? There was only a splash of soda? You can do that. There doesn't seem to be a combination that doesn't work.
I feel this is a recipe that will never die for me, but for now, LAST CALL!
If you are having issues finding FW Orange, it maybe labeled as FW Orange Natural. Seems there is a difference in name between BullCity and FlavorWest's site.
Thanksgiving day. Well, since I know we are all looking for that savory meaty vape, figured I'd whip up the next best thing, mashed taters.
Here's the 'development' notes, more like the thought process.
FE Sweet Rice / FE Taro - Needed some starchy substance. While Sweet Rice has a good starch to it, Taro gives that dry earthly like potato note.
INW Yes, We Cheesecake - This is just a decent plain cheesecake. I used it low to give some body to the Sweet Rice / Taro.
OoO Milky Undertones - Add some creaminess / dairy to the overall potato mix.
TFA Butter - Who eats their mashed potatoes plain? You damn savages.
Is it perfect? Oh, hell no. Could I work on it over and over? Sure. Did I just mix something up for the fun of it? Oh yeah.
Really, I just wanted to see if it was even possible with what I have. It's more of a concept than anything. Off a shake, the Taro is just strong and there is an overall mild potato butteryness. Not much in the way of creamy note but the idea is there. Maybe after a few days it will incorporate better... or worse? I don't know.
Happy Thanksgiving y'all. Hope you get fat, drunk, and pass out in a Best Buy to get those Black Friday deals.
The recipe should seem obvious for what does what. I know ya'll don't like to read, so keeping this short and simple.
Peanut Butter / Sun Seed - Creates the outside nut cluster. The addition of Sun Seed boosts the fuck out of the nuts and blends perfectly with Peanut Butter for a raw, almost soft like peanut.
Butterscotch / Caramel - That layer protects the nuts from the white stuff while adding a creamy sweetness to the mix.
Vanilla / Marshmallow / Meringue - Needed to fill that soft, semi-flakey center of the roll. It sits in your mouth with a soft, almost chewy texture.
Great of a shake abit Sun Seed overtakes this recipe at first, better after about a day or two.
Could have turned this into a fanfict, but fuck that.
Just vape my nuts.
If you have to leave with one thing about people from Wisconsin, we love to drink!
A bit of a prologue
Since starting DIY, this was the recipe I knew I had to create. The first seven iterations I was able to make something that resembled this staple drink. After a year away and trying different recipes, I came back to what brought me here. With more knowledge and more flavors, this is the closest I am willing to take this mix.
Sure, some tweaking could help round out everything a little more, but in the end, it satisfies.
WARNING: INW Shisha Punch is potent as fuck. Use this at 1 drop per 15ml.
TFA Brandy / TFA Kentucky Bourbon - What's an Old Fashioned without the brandy? TFA's version is a bit more thick and syrupy than I would like, it's subtle and blends in the middle while adding some body. Bourbon is used low to enhance the Brandy and give more of the alcoholic sting in the throat.
TFA Brown Sugar / INW Shisha Punch - Big shoutout to @CriticalVape for finding the almost near perfect aromatic bitters mix. Even at low percentages, the amount of spice that is added really brings this vape to another level.
CAP Lemon Lime - Us Wisconsinites mix our Old Fashioned with Sprite. Lemon Lime brings out that bright, somewhat bubbly feel overall. After a shake, it does have a plasticy off note, but dies down after about a day steep.
FW Orange / FW Maraschino Cherry / TFA Sweetener - If you are unfamiliar with how this drink is made, a few cherries and a slice of orange are muddled in the glass with a sugar cube. These three flavors try to represent that mixture. While the cherry kind of hides in the mix, the orange tends to be upfront and overall present throughout the vape. Of course, sweetener enhances these notes. while rounding out the sharpness of the Lemon Lime and Orange.
Right off a shake, it's completely vapable, I do recommend about a day or two to kill off those off notes.
I figured since we are now eating em, we may as well vape em too.
This was quickly thrown together... never to be mixed again.
FA Whiskey - Gives it a bite. Something subtle in the backend to throw off everything. Adds that soapy hand sanitizer.
JF Marshmallow - The pods sit on a bed of chalk. At a higher percentage, the dry marshmallow adds to a whole bite.
FA Orange / Lime Tahity / Liquid Amber / HS Blueberry - Based off the blue and orange pods, easily needed a fruit note. Orange is self explanitory while the Blueberry needed a more 'green' note sting. The Lime Tahity brings on that Pledge lemon, while Liquid Amber gives a gel feel overall.
CAP Jelly Candy - Some plastic note, almost waxy coating.
CAP Super Sweet - Wayne told me to.