I made this recipe for my friends in the northern hemisphere that miss summer and those in the south craving for something sweet and refreshing to deal with the heat.
Do not get carried away by all the tea flavors in this mix, the combination of Sweet Tea, Lemonade and Ruby Red Grapefruit makes a great juicy base, very fresh, fizzy and with a much needed contrast between the tanginess and sweetness of the fruit that turns any regular fruit mix into a tropical delight.
Sweet Currant is the perfect additive and plays a roll similar to what Hibiscus brings to this kind of profiles. It is a deep syrupy flavor that blends perfectly with any lemon or tea and adds an extra dimension and sweetness to the mix.
O.C.D. (Orange, Cherimoya and Dragon Fruit)
I like a lot POG liquids but I'm also tired of mixing tons of recipes with different flavors that end up tasing more or less the same, so I decided to take the same citrus tropical vibe and create a new flavor profile.
WF Cherimoya is the star of the recipe. I have to thank my friends from Developed for making me try this flavor. It is a perfect mix of sweet tropical fruits in one single flavor, with notes of pineapple, coconut and something like a peach or mango that makes it perfect for this recipe.
CAP Juicy Orange is mediocre, in a good way. Orange flavors can dominate a mix very easily when paired with delicate flavors (like TPA Dragonfruit) and in this case I only needed a background citrus note, with some body and a light bitterness.
TPA Dragonfruit + INW Pitaya : This combo brings forward the best from both flavors. TPA is weak but it has the perfect juiciness and kind of strawberry sweetness, also being tropical. INW adds brightness and a floral note similar to hibiscus when used in low porcentajes. A perfect balance between to very different flavors for the same fruit.
FLV Smoothie Base: This flavor is a great homogenizer and, while TPA Dragonfruit does something similar, Smoothie Base also makes the rest of the fruits pop. The lemon note is not very noticeable at 1% but it manage to bring a good body to the entire mix.
This is the best tea recipe I have made or vaped so far, and while I have been trying to make good tea recipes for years, it is only possible thanks to TPA Sweet Tea and the incredible line of teas from Flavorah.
TPA Sweet Tea: It is not a perfect black tea but it is (FMPOV) the best we have and since it is sweet, icy and there is a subtle lemon note in the background, it is ideal for this application
CAP Hibiscus: I am a big fan of this flavor and its versatility. Here it brings the main note, with a distinct tropical floral note, sweet and not as aggressive as FLV Hibiscus. It also provides a full mouthfeel that imitates the syrup sweetener they use in Starbucks.
FLV Lemon Tea: For me this is not black tea with lemon, but more like lemons boiled with tea. The lemon note is bright and upfront and not too sweet or candied. The tea note is almost infused in the lemon flavor, making it easy to blend in this mix.
Orange Campari is popular cocktail based on the italian bitter Campari and fresh orange juice. Simple enough, it has a perfect contrast between the sweeter and bitter, ideal for a drink before dinner.
This recipe was possible thanks to FLV Back Bar Bitters, which was bended into a Campari by adding Pomegranate and Rhubarb.
Enjoy and salud!
This is a champagne cocktail with cantaloupe and honeydew, decorated with a cucumber ribbon. Since the fruit is not blended in the picture, I tried to make enphasis in the champagne flavor and have the sweetness and fresh green aspects of the fruit.
It took me a couple of tries to nail the champagne but it is freaking delicious! The 2 - 1 ratio between WF and FLV brings toghether the sweet fake sparkling champagne flavor of the first one with the incredibly well represented white wine of flavorah.
FLV Cantaloupe and CAP Honeydew were chossen , not only for the flavor but also because how they complement each other. CAP Double Apple works both ways, helping to the authenticity of the champagne and adding texture to the fruit. WS-23 is there just to help the bubbling effect.
Sorry for my bad english and enjoy! Salud!
This recipe reminds me to a hipster homemade root beer I tried a few years ago in Bariloche, Argentina.
FLV Root Beer is the best in its kind but for my profile I needed more body and sweetness. Flavorah Cream and Butterscotch toghether create a rich caramel cream full of body and texture, and a bit of FLV Milk Chocolate adds warmness and a sutil dark note. FLV Vanilla Bean is an idea I took from @Thadentman and @Kopel and it works great to add a very natural vanilla and also boost the vanilla from other flavors.
WF Champagne Soda + CAP Powerful Sour: makes a more realistic champagne and helps with the separation between the champagne and the fruit.
CAP Tart Cherry + FLV Cranberry work together to create a less candy cherry with more body. The tartness and sweetness complement the sour in the champagne.
Maybe some lemon or lime could also work well here // Work in progress