For many of us an authentic orange juice is something we’ve long been after.
I started this years ago (just now releasing June 2021) and tired out from oranges at one point. I picked up SSA juicy orange and knew I had to try again. I gotta say this is the closest I’ve gotten so far. Still not 100% but I figured I’d share anyways since I think I'm done chasing this whale for now.
I have to thank Dave @ID10T for the suggestions of using FLV pineapple, smoothie base and pear (amongst others but those are what I settled on). It seems like a complex recipe but anything simpler took orange in a direction I didn't want. Using these at low percentages allowed me to fill in bits and pieces without allowing any of them to take me in a direction other than an orange. Go EASY on sweetener, if you use any at all, I'd suggest stevia or FLV sweetness, very low, or you'll just get orange candies. Go ahead and add WS23 if you like but personally I found it made it too fizzy.
WF orange juice Is a great orange juice but it's kinda thin, flat and is missing those bright top notes of an orange.
SSA juicy orange Is very bright but bordering on candy so its kept low and the balance of the orange is made up with other concentrates.
FLV pineapple When I had a conversation with Dave, I mentioned I was having trouble finding something to thicken up and add some pulpy texture, this is what he suggested, stating that if it could be hidden under enough orange, it just might do the trick and it sure does! He was also correct in the fact that it has a slight orange note to it.
FLV smoothie base Is there as a thickener and emulsifier. Has complementary citrus notes that do a good job of holding this all together.
CAP Italian lemon Sicily Is there as a brightener. I tried several lemons mostly for the top note and wetting effect and this one just seemed the least intrusive. You could sub this if you like though with pretty much anything but FE lemon since it doesn't fade off very well or JF juicy lemon since I felt it turned it more to soda.
FLV sour apple Adds some tartness and juiciness.
FA bergamot Used for some pithyness, initially I tried INW orange shisha for this but it was just a bit too orange for me, this adds the pith without overloading in orange.
FA bitter wizard I recalled reading that tobacco lovers use this in a mix to eliminate any inherent sweetness and thought to give it a go in this. This seems like to wouldn't really be necessary but given the included sweetener of WF orange juice, it does help to tone down the sweetness that we can't get rid of here, taking it a tad further from an orange soda. If you want less sweet still, you could bump this up a tad.
TPA smooth This is there for the triacetin. it helps to thicken the mix and round the harsh edges. Can be subbed for FA magic mask, FA mts vape wizard or FW flavor toner/enhancer. Though not sure about %ge since I don't have those.
FLV pear Was actually a last minute, I'm curious, addition and I don't know how or why but I felt like it made it less sweet somehow. Also gives some more texture and body to back up the pineapple that I dare not push too high.
One of my many iterations included SSA multivitamin and while it was really good, it took it too far away from being authentic and more to a punch... also brought the pineapple out too much for what I was going for. Still though, 1-2% makes for an interesting deviation.
VT fizzy sherbet at 1% makes this into a really good orange soda.
To make this more of a smoothie, bump the percentage of FLV smoothie base up to 1.5-2% and you're golden.
Lots of fun things you could do here to play around with it and prevent boredom.
Let this breathe for 24 hrs, its pretty harsh off the shake. I found it best after being steeped 2-3 days to let the edges meld a little.
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It took me a long time to get a good cake that I could taste ALL parts of. WF really has the be all of cakes.
WF angel cake and fluffy white cake Feel free to use one or the other here at 2% instead of both at 1%. I just can’t ever decide between the two. So we compromise. :)
LA cake batter is just such an amazing flavour. Way better than FW cake batter dip IMO.
LB Ice cream, FA meringue and FLV frosting make up the full mouth feel of the frosting and back up the moistness of the cake.
FA cookie is in there as a back note to take the mix from a cake batter to an actually BAKED cake. Feel free to sub this for biscuit (JF or INW). I just have an aversion to it.
FW Sprinkles and OOO powdered sugar give us our sprinkles and sugar linger.
I like to load this with super sweet but sweeten to your liking.
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One summer while working lakeside at a super chill tattoo studio, I made my second home at this wicked Mexican restaurant. Aside from their mexi-dip that would have me getting outta bed for midnight cravings, they served this in-house made Sangria that led to me sleeping in their booths more than once. You'd get these massive jugs for 20$, they'd put citrus slices & cherries In there that would sink to the bottom & be the most delish booze soaked treat to fish out the bottom after you polished off a jug. This sangria was so fresh & fruity that you barely tasted the alcohol, so couple that with the price, ergo; booth bed!
This place has since closed the franchise taking their recipes to the grave :'(
The way I was taught to drink sangria by my ex GF's mom who grew up in spain, is at room temp (something about the smoothness of the wine and brandy?idk, she talked allot about booze lol) but in the heat sometimes chilled lemon Perrier & cold fruit are added to the room temp sangria which was my absolute fav. This is a recreation of that.
It's juicy, boozy, bubbly, fruity...and in perfect time for our stupidly late warm weather. Enjoy :)
FIZZY SHERBET adds some more fizz and a touch of lemon. I don't know how VT makes such a realistic fizzy texture but its amaze-balls.
BLOOD ORANGE CHAMPAGNE gives a slight boozy note with a touch of orange to help out the fruits in the mix.
FLV SANGRIA is the heart note here. I initially made this mix with RF sangria before the FLV version came along and I much prefer FLV. It's got more body and is heavier in tannins than the RF offering & has more of a booziness to it, think of it as being a deep red wine compared to RF being a fruity rosé.
FA LIQUID AMBER tops off the boozy note and adds some body.
MEXICAN CACTUS gives it some juiciness/wetness
BLOOD ORANGE/CHERRIES/LIME are for the fruits added to the sangria
Its honestly sweet enough on its own but I enjoy it with some FLV sweetness (really makes those fruits pop!) or supersweet added to it and in the summer, .50% WS23.
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Don't be mistaken, she may look all sweet but she'll set you on fire. This one's spicy like those redheads ya just can't stay away from!
Tastes just like a cinnamon heart candy; spicy, sickeningly sweet with that creamy-ish hard candy center you get after you suck all the spicy off. Oh, and the room note on this, if you like hot cinnamon, is to die for! I've been painstakingly trying to achieve (and by that I mean literally...my poor throat!) this profile on and off for years now, its something Ive not seen any mixers truly be able (or brave enough to try) to pull off. That made me even more determined and well, Ive finally nailed it down, just in time for Valentines day. Now I don't do holidays but you might want to mix up a bottle for your crush or sweetheart "t-t-t-t-t-t-today junior!" (if you didn't know thats from Billy Madison...tsk, tsk, shame on you)
I initially started by trying about every red hot/tamale flavor out there but to me they all have this synthetic chemical taste on the exhale that I really despise, I wanted to feel like I just swallowed a mitt-ful of the candy hearts I keep around all year long cuz I love em so much :p The trick with cinnamon flavorings is they need to be used really low otherwise they're just miserable and will tear a hole though your throat. My initial starting place of 2% with these was a truly painful experience, I couldn't taste anything for a bit after that thanks to the perfume note that TPA takes on if used higher than this.
FLV RED CINNAMON is a good spicy hot cinnamon with no chemical taste but kinda lacks that candy edge, so we need to help it out some.
TPA CINNAMON; by accident, I realized that this is not in-fact a spice type flavor but rather a red hot flavor without the nasty chemical/perfume taste like the other offerings. This helps to fill the edge that FLV is missing.
INW CHERRIES/INW SHISHA STRAWBERRY/VT GOLDEN SYRUP
The combination of fruits at low% help fill in the candy note while staying low enough to not come upfront & golden syrup helps with the sticky mouth feel. I had initially tried CAP hibiscus & WF grenadine for the syrupy mouthfeel they are known for adding to a mix but they altered the taste too much. Golden Syrup is an incredibly useful flavoring that adds body and mouthfeel, deepens flavoring in a mix without being distracting at all.
LA CREAMCHEESE ICING/PUR MARSHMALLOW/DFS HOLY VANILLA/000 POWDERED SUGAR
This builds a chewy sticky mouthfeel with a hint of creaminess & helps blend out the harshness of the spicy cinnamon. PUR marshmallow might seem like an odd choosing but I had a reason for this. Other offerings are great for mouthfeel but PUR, I feel actually has the candy marshmallow taste, as well as feel. If you don't have it you could sub which ever marshmallow you have but I would up the holy vanilla to 1% in addition to it. Powdered sugar adds a great confection taste and feel to pretty much everything, its for sure one of those flavors you don't wanna be without.
This just helps to soften the harshness of the cinnamon and meld the mix together. You could sub MTS vape wizard if you have that instead, or omit it completely. I do find it helps but it wont break the recipe if you don't have it.
Yes this is insanely high! You could certainly omit the sweetener or adjust to your liking, I just feel that for an authentic candy cinnamon taste, it needed to be sickly sweet. This isn't an ADV anyways, (unless you're a masochist) so why not?
If you have a sensitive throat, I suggest making a small sample of this first and if you find it too spicy, you can reduce the cinnamon flavorings to .10% and .25% they are still detectable at this level but not as saturated or spicy.
I vape it right off the shake but breathing overnight will mellow it a bit and after a week steep, its a bit more creamy. This is better at higher wattages.
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This seems like a really complex recipe but in all honesty, if you don't have some of the berries in here you could likely just omit them or sub and you'd still get something really tasty. That being said, I feel the juicy lemon is pretty crucial as it adds a touch of tart undertone that gives the frozen yogurt a more authentic taste as well as giving a slight tart edge to the fruit notes, though Im sure almost any realistic lemon would suffice. Using this FroYo base, Ive made some pretty eclectic combinations, some of which I'll post at some point.
I kinda suck at writing detailed notes and don't much have the time to do so which is why to date, I've got so many recipes but so little posted lol.
I used a combo of raspberries to get an authentic berry taste, strawberry shisha to round up the top notes and a touch of cactus & pear to give it some juiciness. To me, boysenberry has that kinda fresh squished berry taste that I was looking for and is an awesome flavor with so much use. You wouldn't regret buying it.
Saskatoon berry is another really interesting flavor that I like very much, its rather reminiscent of dewberry. I know this is a flavor that some really don't like, Its really not essential to the mix so leave it out if you don't have/like it, it wont make it or break it. However, if you're looking for an interesting deviation from your typical boring stone fruit recipes, I suggest trying this.
Add whichever sweetener you like, in this mix, I prefer FLV sweetness @ 2% which gives it a more "sweet from within" taste & doesn't mess up coils.
Chill! You can add whichever cooling if you like, IF you like it frosty. WS23 @ .50% did it just right for me in this mix.
Doesn't really need a steep but I do find the yogurt comes in nicer after the 2nd or 3rd day.
Also, have tested this with 1.5 mg Nic Salts (as well as regular Nic) &, while noticeably toned down with salts, it still holds up well.
Please comment & rate if you do mix it up, not enough people do this here and its important for mixers to get feedback as a way of saying thank you for their hard work! :) ENJOY!
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