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A sweet Raspberry Lemonade recipe from the apex of the e-liquid explosion.

(I would estimate recipe as ~98% accurate.)

If you've been vaping as long as I, doubtless you remember TKO from Clutch Vapors. Nothing groundbreaking going on, just a straight-forward raspberry lemonade. A killer recipe, nonetheless. They sold a ton of this stuff, and Ruby Roo gushed about it endlessly. Just using two great flavors as the cornerstone in a perfect marriage and keeping it simple.

The original was a bright, cherry-red as it used the old Lorann's Raspberry with the deep red coloring. I prefer the Colorless version, which is standard issue at Bull City. Either is fine, the aroma is the same. I do miss that red color, it was appetizing.

LA Lemonade is just a great flavor. Does what it advertises, bold and true. Hard to beat, imo. Flavorah is close, but Lorann's takes the crown.

LA Raspberry is still one of my favorite candy-raspberry flavors. Very underappreciated today, and very unique. So many mixers swore by this stuff back in the olden days of vaping-past. (It's also a big part of "Angel Sauce" by The Plume Room, an awesome sherbet recipe.) It is used well here, paired with it's sister Lemonade flavor.

I've added TFA Sweet Raspberry just to darken the berry note, it's at a low percentage so it doesn't detract, but rather adds to the original. One might even consider adding ~0.25% of FA Blackcurrant to darken it further, but then we're not true to the original which is what this is shooting for.

Sweetener to taste. 0.5% is more than enough, but the original may be closer to 1%

Hopefully this post helps someone who has a nostalgic craving, or was trying to nail down the recipe, yet missing out because of Lorann's low profile these days.

In response to the recent spotlight on INW Shisha Punch in Ep. 1 of the new "Noted" podcast on the DIYorDIE Network, methinks another Shisha Punch offering is due.

"A fantastic treat for those summer nights, and pairs perfectly with an adult beverage."

INW Shisha Punch is an incredible, spicy, yet fragrant and satisfying blend. It is usually the cornerstone of any recipe it joins, as it is highly potent and hard to subdue. Thus, we use it here at a careful 0.3%. Shisha Punch also blends famously well with the oily, zesty nature of FW Blood Orange, used here at 2.5%. Once again, the two are joined successfully for a light mulled-orange spice.

Here, we blend the subtly-spiced orange base together with the fragrant fruit combo of the amazing FLV Persimmon, and our old reliable pal, TFA Pear. A simple recipe sure to set your olfactory system right again. (A great cure for olfactory fatigue, a.k.a: Vaper's Tongue, as well)

Works great as a shake-and-vape. Allow 48 hours for the Shisha Punch to back down a bit for a nice balance.

I do hope you enjoy!

(INW Shisha Punch also works best as a dilution. When using a 10% dilution, one can add more to a given recipe. This achieves a higher accuracy with a flavoring where ONE SINGLE extra drop can be the difference between awesome and offensive.)

(The 0.3% noted here is the full-strength, non-diluted commercial flavoring.)

This is a super simple, yet stunning mix. DIY Flavor Shack knocked it out of the park with this Li Hing Mui flavoring. It has a nice light floral character with notes of cherry and plum. Naturally, it is the star here. Once I tested LHM it screamed for a pairing with FW Watermelon. The two complement each other so well.

RF Candy Base (The VG version, NOT the SC!) just sweetens the bargain, adds some body, and rounds out this recipe. I prefer this mix a touch sweeter, to really drive home the "candy" feel, hence the Erythritol.

Works well as a shake-n-vape, but 2-3 days allows the flavors to marry and the notes to round off, as with any mix. That's the sweet spot. The RF Candy Base shines through nicely at that point.

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I've been stuck in this bourbon phase lately, and so this idea popped into my head.

Super simple. Mint-infused, vanilla bourbon with a touch of that simple syrup sweetness.

The TFA Kentucky & FA Vanilla Bourbon combo at this ~4:1 ratio yields a smooth, creamy bourbon with a light, creamy feel. FA Spearmint is an awesome mint flavor, and I'm not typically fond of mint vapes, myself.

Altogether this just works. It's a vibrant, smooth, and light mix. An underlying creaminess prevails. The spearmint/bourbon combo elicits this really awesome sweet, creamy exhale. Especially through a retrohale, it plays well in the nose. The inherent soft cream note has surprised me, I wasn't expecting that. Very pleased, this has become my ADV the past few weeks

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Note: This recipe is using INW Shisha Punch in a 10% PG dilution. The notated 1.5% reflects the total amount of the DILUTED FLAVORING to add!

"Winter is coming....."

Nothing warms you better than a Bourbon cocktail. My favorite is the Old-Fashioned. It's a time-tested recipe that is sure to please in any of it's myriad variations. Not coincidentally, it translates PERFECTLY to vapor. This profile lives for olfactory application. It's beauty is in it's ingredient simplicity yielding complex flavor results. Ever since it came together, I cant stop vaping it. It gets better every day.

This iteration is a spicier one, as it is modeled after a recipe using brown sugar and Angostura bitters. The cornerstone is the duality of TFA Kentucky Bourbon, and a touch of FA Vanilla Bourbon. I've found the FA adds a subtle high note to an otherwise perfect TFA offering. This bourbon combo leaves room for the real beauty of an Old-Fashioned: What lies "beneath"......those subtle aromatics, earthy spices, herbal undertones, citrus, and ripe fruit notes peeking from below.

Nothing overpowering, just fragrant hints vying for your attention. Their friendly interplay is essential to make the recipe equate to more than the sum of it's parts.

This recipe is using an aftermarket dilution of 10% INW Shisha Punch in PG solution. (To make dilution: Simply add 1mL flavoring to 9mL of plain PG.)

Our aromatics are chiefly INW Shisha Punch (see note ). A grossly under-appreciated flavoring that is pretty tasty on it's own around 0.5%. With notes of cinnamon, clove, cardamom, nutmeg, star-anise, and then some. Shisha Punch stands in for the quintessential aromatic bitters. The only lacking component from the flavoring is, perhaps, vanilla. Thus, a boost of TFA Vanilla Swirl is used to fill that missing space in the Angostura puzzle. It adds straight vanilla, and rounds out some edges with it's light creaminess. This is no place for an egg-laden bakery vanilla.

We're left with our simple muddled ingredients: TFA DX Brown Sugar, FW Blood Orange, Sucralose, Ethyl Maltol, and FA Lime Tahiti DISTILLED (NOT Cold-Pressed!).

(The DX Brown Sugar can be subbed with regular Brown Sugar Extra. However, the DX version can hold up to higher temperatures without imparting nasty burnt notes.)

Naturally, DX Brown Sugar and Blood Orange stand in for the orange-peel and brown sugar, with the Distilled lime an added feature to liven the citrus tone. FW Blood Orange, and FA Distilled Lime Tahity are hard to sub, as they possess so much of that oily, spicy quality of an actual citrus rind. The Sucralose/EM combo represents the simple syrup component. With that, we're off to the races.

Now you're ready to vape like a fancy man. Grease up that handlebar 'stache! Hope to see other variations on this simple concept. Cheers, my fellow mixers!

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A perfect Pink Starburst. Creamy and sweet. This is flavor-bending in action, mind-blowing execution from a master on ELR. Amy is on point, as usual.

This was my ADV for many months. Needs 24 hours to bloom and homogenize. The timeframe is about 3 weeks before the FLV ingredients start to fade. All credit to the BRILLIANT mixer "Amy***" from ELR. Hope to see her posting on ATF soon.

User: CriticalVape Score: 5 Entered: over 3 years ago
Awesome recipe. Smooth and balanced. I've been blowing through this like crazy. Thanks for sharing!
User: CriticalVape Score: 5 Entered: over 3 years ago
Awesome recipe, the strawberry is predominant for the first week, then it settles back, and the balance is awesome. Great recipe. Fruity and clean. Thanks for sharing!
User: CriticalVape Score: 4 Entered: over 3 years ago
This is a very straightforward cannoli. Great balance in ingredients, ans a smooth vape. Definitely needs at least 6, or 7 days steep, but gets creamier, and more homogeneous each additional day. The limitation of only 6 ingredients makes this even more impressive. I definitely swiped this base, and added some more fatty/creamy notes. The only thing it might lack for some is that overwhelming tangy creaminess of a cannoli. Otherwise a very impressive recipe overall. Thanks for sharing.
User: CriticalVape Score: 5 Entered: over 3 years ago
This is an excellent stab at the O/C. Great balance, great flavors. Gets creamier over time, of course. The CAP Sweet Tangerine does make the recipe imo. This is a keeper. Thanks for sharing.
User: CriticalVape Score: 5 Entered: over 3 years ago
This is an awesome recipe. Definitely one every mixer should try. Well done. Creamy and balanced. A keeper, for sure. Thanks for sharing!
User: CriticalVape Score: 4 Entered: over 3 years ago
This is a solid recipe. Real smooth, with a good fruit:danish balance. Very light on the cream note, it just sort of smoothes out the apple component. Light enough to be an all-day liquid, but the flavor does not fade after repeated vaping. Great recipe! Thanks for sharing!
User: CriticalVape Score: 5 Entered: about 3 years ago
Never tried the original. After a 2 week steep, this is a nice, light strawberry cream. The graham note is subtle, but present, and the scent is awesome. Such a simple profile, and extremely well done. Definitely a reliable, big-batch strawberry cream recipe all you fuckers should try. I have another 60mL awaiting a full month of aging.
User: CriticalVape Score: 5 Entered: about 3 years ago
Hopefully Wayne posts all his own stuff someday. Apologies, and thanks for sharing!
User: CriticalVape Score: 3 Entered: about 3 years ago
User: CriticalVape Score: 5 Entered: about 3 years ago
Never tried the original liquid, so I can only judge based on the recipe, itself. I have tried Gushers candy, however. By nature this is a sweet, candy-style profile, and it is spot on Gushers. Matt's recipes never disappoint. The FW Shirley Temple is definitely the key ingredient here. Very strong, in-your-face flavor, and perhaps a bit too much for ADV territory. Nevertheless, Gush is terrific as an occasional treat. Glad I picked up the flavors for this one. Very tasty. It is quite hard to put it down.
User: CriticalVape Score: 5 Entered: about 3 years ago
Not having tried the original, I can't attest to accuracy in comparison. However, as a standalone mix, it is quite good. After about a 2 week steep you get a smooth, slightly creamy watermelon menthol. Personally, I despise Koolada and menthol, but this is an exception. I made this for a buddy, but set aside a tank for myself. Now I'm hooked. The cooling is quite powerful, but up against the candy watermelon it works. Really surprised the FW Hard Candy didn't dominate the recipe, as it usually does in my experience. I suppose the LA Watermelon/FW Jungle Juice combo is powerful enough to subdue the Hard Candy. This is a knockout mix if you like candy, watermelon, or cooling-styled liquids.
User: CriticalVape Score: 4 Entered: almost 3 years ago
This is a solid recipe. Easily of commercial quality. I'm not a big fan of TFA Juicy Peach, as I prefer JF Honey Peach. Nevertheless, it plays well here. It's a nice rounded peach with the help from the strawberry. No bready note detected, and not overly creamy. A rounded peach, and lightly-spiced cream. Best after about 4 days imo. Well done, thanks for sharing.
User: CriticalVape Score: 5 Entered: almost 3 years ago
Excellent work on this mix. Just 3 ingredients! Kudos. As soon as I saw the Two Apples/Raspberry combo I knew this was going to be a keeper. The Cherries sits on top and gets a slight candy darkness from the raspberry. The candy aspect of two apples lays a solid base and adds sweetness. This is one of those perfect combos highlighting awesome flavorings. I've been using this is a Kayfun Mini v3, and the cherry is bold on the inhale, while the raspberry comes in to sweeten the exhale. Competition over in my opinion. This mix may be the closest reminder of FLV Bing Cherry, and will no doubt be copied. Much respect. Thanks for sharing!
User: CriticalVape Score: 4 Entered: over 2 years ago
This is really well done. Lime + Coconut + Pineapple? Sign me up. This mix comes off light, but still real creamy. The coconut/van swirl/cream fresh triad lays a wonderful foundation. (This base would be awesome with berries, especially.) Hard to detect major pineapple note, but the lime and pineapple do coalesce nicely to provide that acidic top note, cutting through the cream. I've never used FA Cold Pressed at this high of a percentage, but it works well. I would love this with a super-candy lime flavoring. Of course, I own nearly every lime out there, and naturally, it doesn't exist. INW Lime Shisha might work well here, with some FLV Pineapple, or INW Pineapple? Maybe? Possibilities are endless, but this mix is killer, as is. Worth a shot if you're a coconut-lover, or fan of creamy citrus mixes. Kudos!
User: CriticalVape Score: 5 Entered: 11 months ago
This is a banger. No doubt. Uncle Wayne struck gold with this one, I must say. Well done. Really emulates ripe watermelon, with a hint of a rind note. Apple is a terrific base for a lot of fruit mixes. Personally, I'm a fan of INW Two Apples @ ~0.5% to add some color and sweetness, but the CAP Double Apple really fits the bill here. FLV Watermelon is also outstanding on it's own. Kudos to Flavorah! The fact that GrimmGreen likes this so much is just a bonus, much-deserved applause for all of Wayne's hard work in building out this community. (Though, personally, I hope Grimm chokes on it.) Way to go Wayne-O!
User: CriticalVape Score: 5 Entered: 10 months ago
Very nice. A super-simple, commercial-grade recipe. Well done, as always. Everyone needs to try this. A super-juicy, apple explosion in your face. Also super excited to discover these two new flavors. Nothing better than a great recipe that also add usable items to your flavor stash. The FLV Sour Apple has an incredible aroma. It has a full, fleshy feel. Paired with the CAP GAHC it's beautiful. I've been playing around with percentages, but I think you hit the spot. I do like a bit more of the Sour Apple, usually around 3.5%-4%, but the original is outstanding, balanced. Reminiscent of old-school commercial mixes back when we were lean on available flavorings. Goes to show simple is sometimes the best route. It's become somewhat taboo to see such a high percentage as 12, but with certain flavors, that's where they have to be. Especially with some CAP and most FW. Kudos, Sir, and thank you!
User: CriticalVape Score: 5 Entered: 10 months ago
Wow, well done. I know this had to take some time. Especially dialing-in that chocolate and cream, but you succeeded. The chocolate does have a super creamy feel, and it does evoke chocolate milk. A masterful combo. Even off the S&V this works, with just slight off-notes, but it really gets better with time. It's awesome how well FA Meringue can play as a fatty cream when paired well. After a few days the blend comes together and smells wonderful. Excellent. You definitely went hunting the Unicorn on this trip and scored a hit.
User: CriticalVape Score: 4 Entered: 3 months ago
This is well done. I've never tried the original, so I can't attest to accuracy, but on it's own this is solid. Not an overpowering recipe. Light and sweet. It has a real tasty cereal/grain/bakery base with just a touch of a nice lemon/citrus overtone. It doesn't spot-on evoke Froot Loops, but it does evoke fruity cereal. Definitely it's own thing. A worthy addition to anyone's recipe rolodex. Easily a commercial-grade offering. I might kick up the lemon, and drop the Cactus. Not sure what it's adding, but a touch of FA Meringue and maybe some CAP Cereal 27 might be at home in a v2? FE Lemon is definitely a great choice for the citrus. Clearly a worthwhile recipe by a talented mixer and flavor artist. Cheers!
User: CriticalVape Score: 5 Entered: 22 days ago
Great recipe. Simple and satisfying. Well done to all who participated. This is the kind of recipe that should be highlighted for new mixers. Set apart from the rest as a guaranteed winner with commercial viability so they can jump right into DIY. This js a great blank canvas. I added super sweet but definitely not necessary. Part of me wants to add FLV Citrus Soda or some MB Red Cherry and WS-23, perhaps. Possibilities.....a great vape with endless customizable options to suit any taste.
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