Please see my description in the original version of this recipe as the notes are very similar. I used TFA Strawberry in the original and since I'm somewhat Strawberry muted I was not really getting much Strawberry from that recipe. I played around with several Strawberry combinations and eventually landed on this mix. FA Juicy Strawberry is very jam like to me, and keeping Red Touch in the recipe brings it down to something more realistic. I normally do not enjoy INW Shisha Strawberry as it is just too artificial, but used at a low percentages it really rounds out the Strawberry flavor - but it does require a steep to mellow it out.
This is a fairly dainty recipe that, at least for me, goes to nothing if there is any carbon buildup on the coils. I use this recipe daily in my Berserker 24 mm in MTL mode, and I change the cotton and clean the coils after two tank fulls. Otherwise the Strawberry and Licorice goes muted.
I apologize for the V2 of this recipe, but a fair number of people viewed the original recipe and I did not want to change it in case someone enjoyed it and was mixing from the ATF post.
So the Developed boyz of Summer stole my thunder with this recipe - ha! like I have thunder to steal. It does seem to me that these Blackberry/Raspberry Lemonade vapes are somewhat the rage these days, so I might as well join in with my Razzleberry/Boysenberry Lemonade recipe. Not much to say here other than the berry notes come out in the initial exhale with the Lemon lingering on for a while. While not a complex profile it is a pretty smooth and refreshing vape on a hot Summer day. The addition of Polar Blast at around 1 drop / 15 ml is optional, but I like the effect it gives along with the WS-23.
I usually vape this on a restricted air flow single coil RTA like a Kayfun V5 running 38 Watts into a Kanthal Clapton at around 0.5 Ohm.
Just a note - FW Lemonade is usually called FW Natural Lemonade.
[Update 7/15/2019] Added 0.5% FW Sweetener (or the sweetener of your choice at the comparable percentages). I found that as the original recipe aged it got harsher, and the sweetener seems to stabilize that a bit - I'm still testing)
Here is my take on one of my favorites the Black Forest Cake. If you are a lover of cherries and chocolate cake and have had a Black Forest Cake I'm sure you know what I mean. Unfortunately chocolate and cherry flavorings are difficult to mix with. Regardless this is my attempt at replicating this delicious cake.
The chocolate cake is a combination of JF Yellow Cake, HS Australian Chocolate, LB Lava Cake, and FLV Chocolate Deutsch. I tried to strike a balance between the different chocolate flavorings to minimize the off notes and accentuate the good notes - regardless chocolate flavors are very polarizing in the vape community and I'm sure to some it will not be agreeable to their senses.
To me INW Cherries, at low percentages, is fairly authentic with minimal cough syrup notes, but at those low percentages it was not enough to overcome the cake flavor. I decided to add INW Marzipan which increased the Cherry flavoring adding a sugary depth to the Cherry note. One thing I want to try is to get my hands on TFA Cherry Extract to see how that plays, but I had a difficult time finding it so I went with what I had.
Lastly is the heavy whipped cream which I used CAP Vanilla Custard and TFA Whipped Cream to emulate. The Vanilla Custard adds a richness to the cream note as well counteracts the dryness of the chocolate flavors. It was kept low to not elevate the Vanilla note as well as to minimize the steep time of the recipe. I added TFA Whipped Cream to further increase the creamy quality and volume to the vape. I tried adding it at higher percentages, but I found it wanted to mute some of the other flavors as it steeped.
For me the vape is a creamy chocolate initial exhale with the chocolate and cherry notes lingering on the palate with a slight tartness. Is it perfect? - no - but it is still quite good. For the most part I vape this in a single coil RTA like a KayFun V5 or the Coppervape Skyline clone with a 0.3 ohm Clapton coil running around 36-38 watts. I have vaped this in RDAs with mixed results so you have been warned. It seems that the flavorings are best delivered at a medium vape temperature. Since I mainly vape on single coil restricted airflow RTAs this recipe scratches my itch for this flavor profile.
I'm not one that really likes tropical fruits. To me tropical fruit flavors are over the top in your face bold, and combined with a somewhat, for the most part, unpleasant texture it ends up being just too much for this landlubber. I was somewhat amazed that I embarked on this recipe given my relative dislike of this 'genre' of food. I received a bunch of flavors from Flavorah of which one was Pink Guava. The aroma of Pink Guava is so intriguing that I was driven to find a recipe for it. I proceeded to scour the Internet looking for Guava recipes. The result of my query ended on a Mango, Guava, and Strawberry smoothie recipe that also incorporated Bananas and Coconut Milk as a base.
Off I went trying to get this together, and the results are quite amazing IMHO. While you can SNV this recipe, after a three to five days steep the banana cream really starts to fill out as a base.
FLV Mango is just a great all around Mango flavor. It may not capture all of the true Mango essence, but for a smoothie it really does the job. FLV Pink Guava is such a unique and aromatic flavor. I did not want to wander into the Grapefruit territory so I kept it low in this recipe. I can't really taste Strawberry flavorings that well, so I chose FA Juicy Strawberry and FA Red Touch at a level that is providing a tart natural Strawberry back note behind the Mango and Guava - others may find a more pronounced Strawberry flavor in the mix - sorry about my Strawberry muted olfactories.
For the base I chose FLV Sweet Coconut for the Coconut Milk along with a little FLV Cream to bolster the fullness. For the Banana I had to go with VT Banana Custard. This is such a smooth natural Banana flavor. After the steep it provides a very nice natural Banana addition to the vape. I also added just a few drops of FLV Coconut which increases the depth and creaminess to the Coconut Milk base. I know it is somewhat expensive, but it is so good that you really need to have it in your arsenal. If you don't have it you can probably leave it out, but a very rich aspect will be lacking.
When I vape this the initial exhale is that full creamy Banana with a slight hint of Coconut, and then that wonderful Mango, Guava, Strawberry mix settles on the palate that lasts for quite some time. This is one of my favorite recipes. It it is very rich, and if I over do it my palate can get worn out due to the bold flavors involved. I will also add that nicotine will alter the vape of this recipe quite a bit. I find that running between 1.5 to 2 mg/ml of freebase nicotine is best. You might be able to push the level more with Nicotine salts.
For the most part this recipe is complete, but I reserve the right to maybe tweak the percentages a bit. I have vaped this in both a single coil RDA and an RTA (the RTA leans toward the creamy banana, and the RDA toward the Mango-Guava) with excellent results, try it and let me know what you think.
[Update] I've been waffling on the overall percentages of this recipe between two 'final' versions that I have. The first version of this recipe I posted is quite strong, and is possibly too much flavorings if used in an RDA. I thought it would tame down in the steep, but it did not. The second version I have of this recipe reduces most of the flavor percentages down by 25%, and I find it a lot smoother in an RDA without sacrificing too much flavor. I reduced the FLV Mango, VT Banana Custard, and the FA Strawberries from 2% to 1.5%, the FLV Sweat Coconut from 1.5% to 1.25%, and finally the FLV Cream from 1% to 0.75%. I left the FLV Pink Guava, FLV Coconut, and Sweetener as they were.
Photo by Alan Chen on Unsplash (Vignette added by me)
A simple 3 flavor recipe that I enjoy in MTL tanks. Basically a strong licorice vape with a candy like strawberry undertone wafting through. I get the strawberry flavors on the initial exhale with the licorice filling in at the end of the vape and lingering on.
I tested several Licorice flavors before selecting TFA Absinthe. FlavorArt Black Touch was too light in flavor and when you increased the percentage it went floral. FlavorArt Anise had a nice Licorice flavor but too creamy and did not increase in flavor linearly. Jungle Flavors Aniseed also had a good Licorice note, but when increased I got hints of Play-Doh which was too distracting. Flavor West Black Licorice was very good, but too soft for what I was looking for. TFA Absinthe really hit the mark with a strong Licorice forward flavor. Flavor West Black Licorice would probably be a good substitute if you are looking for a softer Licorice note.
The Strawberry blend was my attempt at getting a candy like strawberry with a tad bit of realism added to it. I know TFA Strawberry is a polarizing flavor, but adding the FA Red Touch tended to round it out a bit, and I find it pretty enjoyable.
I usually vape this in either the Vandy Vape Berserker or Berserker Mini MTL tanks at a 12 mg Nic level for a nice experience. This might work in pod systems, but I don't have any to try it out with.
[update 2/9/2019] I was perusing through ELR and noticed a very similar recipe to this one called Absinthe Strawberry by thedescolada. It is 4% TFA Absinthe and 7% TFA Strawberry. I did not even know it existed when I formulate this recipe. I'm not sure I would have liked Absinthe Strawberry as I think there is just too much TFA Strawberry, but as always YMMV. Might have saved me some time and money testing Licorice flavors if I would have found it beforehand though LOL.
[update 5/15/2019] Been playing around with some different Strawberry blends. Not sure how I want to introduce them to this recipe (v2?), but my original testing has been with FA Juicy Strawberry at 2.5%, FA Red Touch at 2.0%, and INW Shisha Strawberry at 0.5%. Before I commit to any delta I want to get my hands on some JF Strawberry Sweet and play with it in the mix. Even still if you replace the recipe Strawberries with the above it is pretty tasty with a different vibe (the steep time for sure is a bit longer - like 5 days).
I tweeked this recipe from the original release by adding FA Apricot (Armenia) and adjusting the Strawberry flavorings a bit. It is now at a point that I am finished messing with it and call it done from my perspective. The FA Apricot made the Peach flavor more natural, and the adjusted strawberries elevated the Peach so that it slightly dominates over the Strawberry. When I vape it the initial exhale is a nice Custard followed by the Peach with the fruit combo settling on the palette which somedays tastes more Strawberry and others more Peach (which is how I remember vaping Peachtree Street). I also reduced the New York Cheesecake and upped the Vanilla Custard which got rid of that dryness I was getting in the vape in the prior recipe. For those that liked the prior recipe here it is:
CAP Dragon Fruit 0.75%
CAP New York Cheesecake 3%
LA Peach (colorless) 3%
FA Red Touch (Strawberry) 3.5%
TPA Strawberry (ripe) 3.5%
CAP Sweet Strawberry 1.5%
CAP Vanilla Custard v1 2%
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I've been working this recipe off-and-on for almost 2 years. I feel this has gotten to the point to get it out there, but I reserve the right to tweak it. This recipe was patterned off of the Peachtree Street eLiquid from HiggyCigs. I will never get that recipe down, but this is pretty nice. The balance between the fruit and the custard still needs a little work, and I’m concerned the flavors are a little too high across the board.
The concept is to have a rich creamy Custard base with a natural Peach and tart Strawberry topping. I played around with many Custards and creams and it never worked well, but when Wayne published King's Custard using Capella New York Cheesecake I decided to try it and it works very well indeed. I know LA Peach is more of an artificial Peach flavor, but it vapes with no bite to it. When the Peach is mixed with the Strawberry and Dragonfruit it ends up quite natural to me. The Strawberry mix was my attempt to make a fresh ripe tart Strawberry. The Dragonfruit was added to bolster the Strawberry flavor during the steep, and to blend it with the Peach. The concept is the Peach and Strawberry compete for flavor so that some days you taste the Peach and others the Strawberry.
In this recipe I find that the creamy Custard and Peach are present on the exhale, with the Strawberry lingering on the palate after the vape. Judging my recipe I find it to be a tad dry with an every so slight harshness. The Peach component still needs a little work, and I will be playing around with maybe FA Apricot and FA White Peach - although I have tried White Peach with mixed results in the past. I have concerns that the Strawberry might be a bit much as I am somewhat 'tone' deaf to the flavor at times.
Giving credit where credit is due this recipe is derived from Strawberry Lemonade by JohnMc on ELR. While I like the original recipe I wanted to twist it by adding Cap Double Watermelon (Bull City Flavors) which is a nice mild middle of the road background Watermelon flavor. It helps accentuate the Strawberry while adding a light floral and candy like Watermelon flavor to the vape. I also added Cap Super Sweet because I like my lemonade on the sweet side. Plus the addition of WS-23 (30% concentrate from ecigExpress) gives it that nice icy coolness. Just to be clear the Lemonade flavor is actually called Flavor West Natural Lemonade. This one of my favorite Summer ADVs.
This recipe did not go down the road I envisioned it would when I was formulating it, but after quite a few mixes and tweaks I found it oddly alluring and so unique that I just had to get it out there. There are quite a few vapers that do not like yogurt, coffee, or peppermint flavors so I don't anticipate a wide acceptance. If you are looking for something different, make a small batch and give it a try - it might surprise you.
The inhale has a smooth coolness to it. During the initial exhale I get slight hints of chocolate, coffee, vanilla, and cream. At the end of the exhale the yogurt twang fills in with a peppermint back note that lingers on the pallet. I find this formulation yields a very smooth (at least as peppermint can be) vape experience
I love a good Peppermint vape during the Winter months...
The original version of this recipe became muted and lost its Peppermint flavor after a few weeks. My suspicion was the EM had a lot to do with it, so I set out to make this recipe without any EM and minimal Marshmallow flavoring added
As it stands this is a very refreshing, creamy, smooth, Peppermint forward eLiquid recipe that I can easily vape all day
TPA Peppermint is a much stronger and better tasting Peppermint IMHO - I tried different levels and settled on this as the best, but YMMV
FW Creme De Menthe reinforces and brings longevity to the Peppermint flavor
CAP Simply Vanilla adds a very light vanilla creamy note to the recipe
CAP Vanilla Whipped Cream, FA Meringue, and CAP Sweet Cream produces a very full, creamy, and smooth initial exhale to the vape.
TPA Marshmallow is used for sweetness with little to no Marshmallow flavor
I found steeping this for 5 days minimum works the best to smooth out the peppermint and raise the cream up
I originally got the idea for this recipe from the 11/18/2017 "SaturDIY'ing with fresh03 and Friends!" show where they were doing tribute recipes to the band AC/DC by basing the recipe names off of their song names. One of the recipe name ideas was TNT, and I thought of the flavors "Tobacco-NY Cheesecake-Toasted Marshmallow". With that in mind I came up with this recipe after a month or so of mixing. While vaping the final iteration of this recipe I was thinking how classy it vaped, and since there are a lot of e-liquid recipes already named with "TNT" I decided on "A Touch of Class" for the recipe name.
For the tobacco note I went with TPA RY4 Double. I really like its mild tobacco presence in the vape, and I also thought the caramel flavor in RY4 would go well with the cheesecake base notes.
The cheesecake base is a blend of Capella's New York Cheesecake and TPA Cheesecake Graham Crust. I have tried these cheesecake flavors individually, but they each seem lacking with regards to the intended flavor outcome. A lot of cheesecake e-liquid recipes out there blend these two flavors together so I went with the average ratio I found, and it works fairly well even though there is this slight coconut flavor present (at least to my tastes.)
Of course I settled on TPA Toasted Marshmallow for that flavor note in the recipe. I added FlavorArt Meringue to round out that overall toasted marshmallow flavor which seems to work quite well to my tastes.
There is no doubt that New York Cheesecakes are pretty sweet and rich, and so I added a slight amount of Capella's Super Sweet to impart that sweetness. I also found that it brings the graham cracker and toasted marshmallow flavors to the pallet at the end of the vape.
I would not consider this e-liquid recipe as an ADV, but it definitely makes for a good slow, methodical, purposeful, evening after dinner vape. When I vape this recipe I get the RY4 tobacco notes on the inhale and the initial exhale. At the end of the exhale the cheesecake flavor comes into the vape. Finally the toasted marshmallow and graham cracker flavors settle on the pallet that lingers for quite some time after the vape.
Update: I reduced the Cap Super Sweet by 0.25% as I was finding 0.5% a bit cloying over time. If you have a sweet tooth by all means stick with the original 0.5% level.
Optional: I have been adding 0.25% of Flavorah Brie Cheese to this recipe which adds a nice hint of cheesy tartness to the Cheesecake. If you have Brie Cheese give it a try as I think you might enjoy it, but you should probably add another week to the steep if you do.