This is my take on what I think was Surreal Vapes' Stremonade. Created this quite a while ago now and I literally only had about a tank full of the original at the time. It was a juice one of my friend's got from the UK.
The description of the juice is as follows:
"Freshly squeezed lemonade poured into a refreshing cold glass of ice. Small chunks of macerated strawberries bring out the true strawberry lemonade flavour. Guaranteed to be the real deal."
Putting the "Lemon" in Lemonade:
Wow it took me a while to find the right Lemon for this until it dawned on me that TFA Fruit Circles could be the lemon I was looking for. Once I mixed up the first trial batch I knew I hit the nail on the head. After tweaking the percentage a few times I settled on 4%. The CAP Lemon Lime and TFA Sour was added to backup the profile and give it a little more depth.
Marrying the Strawberry and Lemon:
Having created a pretty decent Strawberry Lemonade in the past I was well aware of the challenge of finding the right kind of Strawberry flavour(s) to suit the respective Lemon to create the desired profile as well as having it not drown out in the distant background. Having said that, I knew my starting base had to be INW Strawberry Shisha as my ability to taste TPA Strawberry Ripe had sadly long gone at that stage. Strawberry Shisha, once I found it, gave me hope for creating strawberry vapes again and I found it's perfect partner in this profile with JF Sweet Strawberry. It was once again down to tweaking their percentages until I was happy and they formed a wonderful union with the Lemon profile. INW Raspberry I discovered a while back to be an excellent companion to really bring that Strawberry flavour forward.
When I was creating this I also recently discovered INW Cactus and it's juicy properties compliment this profile deliciously.
The OG was a reasonably sweet juice so the 0.5% CAP Super Sweet gets that aspects sorted.
TFA Marshmallow to round off all the rough edges Lemons bring to a mix.
Add koolant of choice at your desired percentage.
Please let me know your thoughts should this profile tickle your mental taste buds.
This recipe was inspired by a beverage served at one of my local restaurants. Once I had my first sip I knew I HAD to recreate this!
If you are unfamiliar with Milk Tart (or Melktert in Afrikaans), it is described as a South African dessert which has a sweet pastry crust and a creamy custard filling made from eggs, flour, milk and sugar. Cinnamon is generally sprinkled on top.
In this recipe I am trying to recreate a Milk Tart blended with thick vanilla ice cream.
The Milk Tart:
TPA Acetyl Pyrazine, CAP New York Cheesecake, TPA Cheesecake (graham Crust) and FA Cookie combine to form a delicious crust.
The CAP Butter Cream, FW Cake Batter Dip and CAP Vanilla Custard form the essence of the "eggy", deliciously creamy custard filling that all South Africans know and love.
CAP Cinnamon Danish Swirl and FA Meringue gave me exactly the right amount of cinnamon sugar-sprinkled touch to finish off the Milk Tart.
TFA Bavarian Cream, FW Milk and FA Fresh Cream plays delightfully with elements of the filling to create the milkshake aspect of the recipe.
TFA Smooth is used here to emulate that thick, satisfying mouthfeel and to help blend all the flavours (all the flavors, lol, I know!) together.
This took me a few iterations to perfect and I would like to share the joy this recipe brought me with you all.
It is fairly decent right off the bat but really comes into it's own after a good 2 week steep.
Please give it a mix, comment or rate.