The story's simple, really.
My friend asked me to make a lychee-cranberry recipe.
I started with 1% each and realized lychee was strongly overpowering the cranberry, so I made a simple adjustment and now it's amazing and instantly a new ADV for me.
Both FLV Cranberry & FA Lychee came off to me as the best of their respective flavors, and they just work together. Personally I really love lychee, but by itself it can be a little off-putting to me. With the addition of cranberry, it seems to stay consistently interesting and enjoyable.
It doesn't need anything else. The combo itself is already juicy, bright, and sweet, so I didn't feel a necessity for dragonfruit, fuji, or sweetener. If you want to cool things up a bit, feel free to add 0.25% - 1% WS-23 per your preference.
It's great right off the shake, but it seems to get better every day.
Please try it out and let me know what you think.
I love coffee. I drink coffee almost every single morning. In my pre-DIY days, good coffee juice did not exist, only hot garbage. I desperately wanted to fill that void.
I wanted to make an absolutely delicious coffee vape, so I went with a staple favorite of mine: White Chocolate Caramel Mocha. Used to be my go-to frap before I realized Starbucks was trash.
VT Devon Cream works very well here as a cream with it's milk chocolate undertones.
FLV Rich Cinnamon isn't noticeable here as a cinnamon, but adds a tinge of spicy sweetness to the caramel. Only one drop per 30ml required, this stuff is very potent.
FW Salted Caramel really turns this into a White Chocolate Salted Caramel Mocha but that is way too many words for my taste. This really is an excellent and underused caramel flavor. What's better than caramel, if not salted caramel?
INW Shisha Vanilla simultaneously aids the Devon Cream and the White Chocolates in their duties.
FW Sweetener, my go-to sweetener. 5% Sucralose, easy to work with without complicating flavor like CAP Super Sweet.
FA Tiramisu is the star of the show, here. Why this is labeled "FA Booster (tiramisu)" on ATF is beyond me because it's sold and labeled as FA Tiramisu on BCF and on the bottle. It's just straight delicious, dessert-like coffee, and it works perfectly for this profile.
FLV White Chocolate and FW White Chocolate is the tried-and-true white chocolate duo and the fact that TFA White Chocolate still exists makes me sick. This pair hits the top and mid-range notes for WC and nothing else comes close aside from LB White Chocolate Peppermint, but that wouldn't work for the profile.
Steep time's normally 14 days for coffee mixes, but with such little coffee, I really only found that a 7 day steep was necessary if only for the white chocolate. Even on just 1 day of steep, it's quite good, but the WC does need time to deliver.
Personally I'm in love but I'd love to hear your thoughts. Enjoy!
Originally called Golden Wind but Golden Pear makes more sense.
A cool, LemonLavenderPear Champagne enveloped in Honeysuckle.
INW Cactus - Needed a bit of tart juiciness.
TFA Dragonfruit - To fluff and emulsify the fruits.
TFA Honeysuckle - Soothing fresh floral note that blends into each flavor's background.
FA Lavender - A perfect compliment to FE Lemon and just an overall amazing and satisfying flavor. I've been meaning to put more use to it.
FE Lemon - The king of lemons, and just enough to fuse with Lavender so that neither dominates the other.
INW Pear - IMO the King of Pears. Provides an accurate and gentle pear note that rests alongside the lemon and lavender.
FW Pink Bubbly - This one provides effervescence without additional flavor changes, like TFA Champagne or VT Fizzy Sherbet.
FW Sweetener because I like it better than CAP Super Sweet,
WS-23 - I put this into just about anything; kicks up the flavor just a tad, and brings in the chill wind.
Had a friend who wanted to see if I could clone Pachamama: The Mint Leaf. I tasted honeydew, kiwi, some green mint, and a pound of sweetener. I'm not a huge fan of sweetener, so I left that out, then I went on to build it with some staples. In the end, this ended up tasting way better than the original.
I picked TFA Honeydew since it seemed to be the most popular Honeydew, and it works very well, here. Wet, sweet, accurate to profile, nothing to complain about. But I felt it needed a bit of tart, so in comes INW Cactus.
I tested INW Cactus at 0.75% at first, which was really nice at that level, but it worked so well with everything that a little more definitely couldn't hurt. 1% is amazing. Just meshes everything in your face and you can actually start tasting the Cactus apart from everything.
FW Kiwi is my favorite Kiwi, but if you gravitate more towards FA Kiwi be my guest and try swapping it out and let me know how it goes. At this level, the flavor stays right on par with the Honeydew and they become inseparable.
CAP Cool Mint fit the original mint flavor in Pachamama accurately for me. This wouldn't've worked as well as with a peppermint or straight menthol. IMO it gives off the sort of mint you'd get from a Creme de Menthe chocolate. It's quite potent, so just a few drops suffice. Anything more and it begins to dominate the profile.
In honor of Game of Thrones' final season, I've concocted this bloody mess of redness.
As you can see, it's all red fruits plus a red flower.
Cranberry and Raspberry provide red tart,
Dragonfruit provides its staple fruit amplification,
Fuji provides that red juiciness,
Pomegranate and Sweet Strawberry provide their red sweetness,
And Hibiscus lends it's silky, red floral aspect.
All in all it's a beautifully full, silky, tangy, sweet rush of treachery
Reddit thread: https://www.reddit.com/r/DIY_eJuice/comments/b98vw3/blukiwi/
A cold, fresh, blueberry-kiwi fizzy cocktail.
FW Blueberry - like sweet, squeezed candy blueberries. Just the kind I want. But how to enliven the blue-ness? TFA Blueberry extra of course.
FW Kiwi - The wet, dark green pulp of the fruit. It's never complete without some compliments, though. It's missing that tart kick, so of course we'll add
INW Cactus and TFA Dragonfruit, to fluff and emulse and juicify and tart it all.
When it comes to fizziness, my first soda vape was /u/ID10-T
's 1-2-3 Cranberry Sprite, which is still a rotating ADV favorite of mine. But I'd also experimented a lot with FW Pink Bubbly, which worked really well with fruits. So why not half and half? 1% of VT Fizzy Sherbet and 1% FW Pink Bubbly works immensely well.
FW Sweetener is my go-to for sweetener due to it's chemical simplicity, but if you're a CAP Super Sweet fan, sub it for 0.25%.
WS-23 for the coolness of the slush.
A floral, peach green tea.
FLV Eisai Tea has trumped FE Green Tea as the ultimate Green Tea flavor, thanks to notes from /u/ID10-T on his Green Tea Kitkat 2019 recipe. It's vibrant and sparkly and doesn't carry a perfumey aftertaste and throat sting that FE Green Tea seemed to. I actually tried using FW Green Tea when I was just starting out, and god that stuff is vile.
FLV Peach and FLV Peach Gummy form the top note, thanks to some recipe help from /u/stuckinrussia.
CAP Hibiscus was a tremendous improvement over FW Hibiscus. I could barely use more than 2 drops before the entire thing became engulfed in it. CAP Hibiscus comes through without harm and is just awesome.
I wanted to compliment the darker, bitter floral that Hibiscus was with something bright and sweet, so I went with FA Lavender. After trying it out for the first time, I'm in love. There's so any different applications that I want to put it to, so this is just the beginning.
With the florals and the tea and the unavoidable dryness of peach, I had to juice this up as best as I could without diminishing the profile. So, I threw in some FA Fuji, as is tradition, and a little bit of INW Raspberry. To soften them up without becoming too noticeable brings in TFA Dragonfruit. It all just settles as this interesting fruit mesh below the dominant Peach.
As delicious as it all was, I felt it needed just a tinge of sweetener, so in comes FW Sweetener.
The WS-23 throws off nothing, so a significant improvement over TFA Koolada, and for my first experience with WS-23, it is amazing. Fluffy icyness throughout. 0.5% was a tad too much, so I dialed it down to 0.25% and it's perfect for me.
Feel free to adjust koolant and sweetener to taste.