Balerion is the dragon that Aegon used to conquer the seven kingdoms (just a little GoT lore now that the show is over) You see its skull (dragons are neither male no female) in the show Under the red keep... So honestly was mixing up single flavor testers for the OOO Dragonfruit(Like Inw dragonfruit but sweeter) & INW Prickly Pear (Think of Inw Cactus with all its juicy attributes expect it has a kind of melon-y aspect to it), I got the bottles mixed up and ended up putting both into the same bottle was a delicious mistake to me kinda of tastes like a melon hi chew, this had a good amount of flavor )for such a low percentage of flavor that but was lacking some body which is why the FA Apple Fuji (Fuji Apple) is in there it brings another level of juiciness. The JF Sweet Strawberry adds sweetness and IMO make everything pop along with the cap double apple which is there to also support the Fuji .I previously had Cap Tart Cherry (0.25%) in this and it was holding this recipe back IMO. I have been working on this recipe for about 2-3 months I am finally at a point where I can say ive explored this profile enough and finalize =]
Add Sweetener to taste but i used 1 drop of FW Sweetener & 1 drop of TPA Sweet & Tart
i would love to hear some feedback and what you guys would take out move sub or whatever or if you guys would leave it as is. Also a tip to other beginners like me dont throw away your mixes try them taste em even if they suck atleast you learned something =] hope you guys enjoy everyone that tried this in person liked it. I would love to know what i could do better
VT-Bilberry Ripe-(1%)-The minute I smelled this one I knew this was it!! I used this to boost the "blueness" in the recipe.
TPA-Blackberry-(0.15%)-***Be careful with this one do not over use it is very potent* **I used the Blackberry as the main blue note because I pick up some florals out of it ,which sings with the hibiscus beautifully. (The blackberry has a tendency to stick to whatever you put it on)
TPA-Hibiscus-(1.5%)-Big Shout out to Edible Malfunction for pointing me toward this hibiscus and away from FLV, compared to how the FLV was making this mix taste like i was eating the stem with everything this work a lot better but can be perfumery at high %(Not Saying FLV is bad but for this mix for me it just didnt work)
LA-Lemonade-(2.25%)-This is my Lemonade base to provide that tartness I need to counter all the sweetness in this recipe.
CAP-Hibiscus-(1%)-Serves dual functions as an accent to the TPA hibiscus and an emulsifier to help everything blend.
TPA-Strawberry Ripe-(1%)-helps make everything pop and bring some sweetness to the party.
EDIT: Added- VT Yellow Passion Fruit-(0.5%)- to give it more of a tropical body (did experiment with FLV Boysenberry, FA Passion Fruit , VT Passion Fruit and FLV Passionfruit) Felt like this one fit the best and joined with the florals,
FWIW I feel like this capture the drink perfectly if there is anything u guys think i can sub to make it better etc. please lmk =]
I used 2 drops TPA Sweet & Tart per 30 ml and 1 drop cap super sweet per 30 ml you can add WS-23 to your liking hope you enjoy as much as I did working on it then finally getting it the way i wanted
Starbucks Drink Inspiration- https://www.starbucks.com/menu/drinks/refreshers/very-berry-hibiscus-lemonade-starbucks-refreshers-beverage
I do 2 drops of Cap Super Sweet per 15ml for this one with one drop of ws 23 for a 30 ml but that my palate adjust to your level. I came up with this one to help U/ICbillows when he needed help with the sweet currant. The cap sweet currant is a tangy jammy currant flavor and it adds that dark currant tang to the mix that the LA Lemonade compliments beautifully ofc all this tangy sourness needs some sweetness so i added my favorite duo of strawberries into this to get extend the syrupy vibe I was getting from it. The dragon fruit is in there to emulsify and bring everything together. This was my first time helping someone and i hope i did not steer him wrong.
TPA-Blackberry-(0.15%)-This is a very potent flavor be careful when using it really potent i tend to stay under 1% with this one but under that percentage it gives the blueberry hint i need(my first ever mix was using this at 5% was not fun at all couldn't get the taste of blackberry out of my mouth and tank for a week)
INW-Dragon-fruit-(1.50%) this is the closest thing to genuine dragon fruit on the market and it gives you the dragon fruit hints you would get from the drink
LorAnn-Lemonade-(3.00%) this in my opinion is one of the best lemonades on the market give a nice mouth feel as well and is tart which the blackberry counters give the mix a nic lemonade base to work off of
TPA-Strawberry Ripe-(1.00%)just a hint of this to help bring everything together and brighten up things and make everything pop
CAP-Sweet Mango-(1.50%) i tend to stay under 2% with this one because it starts starting overripe at higher percentages for me at least
optional sweetener & ws-23 to your liking I use one drop cap SS per 15 ml (Thats the only thing i measure in drops) (Wayne Recommends 0.5% of CAP-Fizz Pop)
hope you enjoy as much as i did btw if you haven't tried this from Starbucks try it:
(Venti mango dragon-fruit refresher with lemonade base add blackberry inclusions ,you will want the venti size also it has same amount of caffeine as a cup of coffee)