I've been experimenting with Blue Raspberry lately, and in one experiment had added VT Fizzy Sherbet to a batch, just to see what it did. It propped that blue note up with a vibrant brightness and gave a definite lemon note in the background. Thinking in terms of some of the water drop flavorings I use, I do enjoy a few of the fruit and lemonade flavors. But the lemon is behind the berry note, not the primary note. I found fizzy sherbet to do just this.
The RF Black Raspberry adds depth to the raspberry part of the Blue Raspberry, while WF Sour Blue raz candy provides a definite blue note and the sourness of it is mild but adds to the lemony note in the recipe.
Yes, there's 1.5% FW sweetener. Yes it's on purpose. No it doesn't mute the recipe in any negative ways. IF you are really against using any sucralose or are like me and can't use it, try a stevia sweetener at about 0.3% and let it steep. It will build in sweetness over time. If you don't want to use any sweetener, try adding in 1% to 3% of FA Juicy Strawberry...you could go as high as 5% with it if you really want sugar lips, but you also have to add a bit extra of the raspberries and just a little bit on the fizzy sherbet. So like up the fruit by 0.5% to 1% and the sherbet up by 0.25% to 0.5%...it should balance out and after a few mls you likely won't taste the strawberry flavor much at all, it will blend in with the rest of the berries and just be sweetness. But while the strawberry flavor will fade back into the background, it will leave behind sweetness that will require you to clean your coil off and recotton after every 80mls put through a coil. Aside from the chocolates, it's probably the dirtiest coil gunker FA makes (this is however far less gunk than sweetener or or sugary flavorings.)
If you like your e-liquid more commercial like, and the sweetener as suggested is not enough, just continue to increase it by 0.5% until the sweetness factor is right for you. Going much beyond 4% with FW or CAP sweetener or really any sweetener may result in more muting than you'd like, in which case you'd need to turn the flavors of the recipe up to compensate for the muting.
I have enjoyed this flavor in a pod and an RDA, adjusting the PG/VG according to device (higher pg for pods higher vg for RDAs)
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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.
After the show I tried a version with Creme De Menthe and decided I liked the mixture of the boozy notes better for the idea I was going for.
The idea for this drink -- going against knowing it's supposed to be yet another eggnog recipe -- I went for 1 shot of kalua, 1 shot Creme De Menthe, mixed with coconut milk and frothed cream. The effect of the peppermint stick in the cup comes with the creme de menthe and the ws-23. This worked out well in terms of creating what I was thinking about.
I liked it shake and vape, I would say the creams will totally come out after a week or two steep. I haven't steeped this yet so if there are any drastic changes to it in the next few weeks I'll update this recipe. If it goes as I suspect it will, I probably won't need to update it and a week or two steep will see richer creams and a slight smoothing of the boozy warm notes and a calming of the cooling and the mint. But feel free to shake and vape this as it's pretty yummy.
Week 45 (The year of mixing) - Sweet and mellow coffee flavor with rich tones of buttery caramel drizzle, flavored with smooth hazelnut and light coconut notes, and topped with a dollop of whipped cream. There's a bit of sweetness used here, you don't have to - it's optional - or you could replace it with whatever sweetener you prefer if you like your coffee's really sweet like I do. If you're more of a black coffee drinker, you may need to add in something like FA Cappuccino at 0.25% or Tiramisu to bump the dark coffee notes up some, but this is far more a light and sweet coffee flavor.
The Year of Mixing Week 43 - Spooky Halloween Eye Ball Cupcakes.
I decided the cake was going to be a fruity chocolate cake with a blending of CAP Cupcake, FLV Red Velvet, and TFA Ruby Chocolate. The ruby chocolate has that hint of fruitiness to it so that it ties in the red velvet into the strawberry flavored frosting and the light coconut red colored drizzle on top. A touch of marzipan let's you know you're eating those little marzipan candy props ( the eyeball and knife in the cupcake) and the FW bavarian cream just acts as a rich blender to bring all the flavors to a smooth creamy exhale.
A touch of sweetness is listed, but you can feel free to use whatever sweetener you prefer or non at all. IF you forgo any sweetener, I suggest putting in 0.5% FA Juicy Strawberry to sweeten it up a bit more beyond what the Marzipan is doing in this recipe. You want it to be sweet, it's a cupcake after all.
It's okay off the shake, at least it's vapeable, but it is a tad dry to start out with. As it steeps the dryness of the chocolate lessens as the creams and cakes start to develop more. I suggest a 2 week minimum steep, but 3 to 4 weeks works better.
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This recipe is for The Year of Mixing week -42 inspiration.
This is a blend of berry notes with a touch of citrus intertwined, softened by a gentle cream and sweet coconut flavors. The Candy Wizard is used to sweeten and add a jammy richness, while balanced with the sour notes of Sour Wizard, and everything is softly smoothed with a bit of TFA Smooth.
This works well as a shake and vape recipe, but if you find it a touch harsh shake and vape, add up to 1% TFA Smooth to calm down the harsh notes as long as you don't plan to steep it. If you are going to steep for the 2 weeks it needs to be fully steeped leave the smooth levels as is in the recipe. I do also suggest adding (if you enjoy it) 0.75% FA Arctic Winter (Menthol) and 0.2% WS-23 to this mix. It adds a lovely element to it that I quite enjoy. If you do not like menthol or Cooling you can leave one or both out if you dislike them.
Week 38 of The Year of Mixing -- This week was French Macarons and I went soft and light in terms of flavors. The honey blends into the base cookie flavors, and the lavender cream layers in right between it. It works okay shake and vape, but it really all comes together after at least a 3 day steep, and really blends fully out after about 10 days. Once the creams smooth out into the lavender that is when it feels like it's steeped out.
This week's recipe is based on the picture of Biscoff cookies. Unfortunately this recipe is going to need a few weeks steep for all the buttery richness to fully come to fruition, so it's not a shake and vape, and I may be adjusting or adding to it later after I see how it steeps out. But so far the molasses and spice notes are at almost the right balance, so long as the DAAP components of several of these flavors steep out. It doesn't currently have a lot of Baked flavor, if those notes don't come out I may add some FA cookie or some VTA Biscuit base...but I was trying to use the least amount of flavorings I could to achieve the recipe taste I am looking for. Right now it's more like the biscoff cookie butter to me, which was also a recipe I wanted to do too. If the baked part doesn't come out enough after the steep I am going to consider this recipe to be the cookie butter version of these cookies, and will not down here in the description if I do anything to change it to make it more of a baked cookie.