Trendy cordials or squash has been a big trend around the world for many years where you see big leading companies and smaller marketers competing to bring out the next big thing especially when it comes to fruits which overtime has seen some amazing pairings that widely differ from the squashes that I remember drinking in my childhood. I can only say we are now spoiled from what was originally a saturated market of orange and black current varieties.
So here’s a take on the classy more upmarket varieties based on a off the shelf brand which sees a blend of raspberry,rhubarb and blossom orange combined with apple juice. It’s truly delicious and balanced and the only thing missing is summer!!!
Cap sweet tangerine/FLV Blood orange
There’s many ways to combine oranges which is definitely a debate for another day. I didn’t want to go down the FanTastic orange route especially with the amount of ingredients there to create that orange flavour so it needed slimming down. I wanted something realistic especially this being a beverage vape so cap sweet tangerine fits the recipe perfect. It’s bright and vibrant and very realistic and adds plenty of juiceness and with the addition of FLV blood orange adds a little more authenticity,tang and zest.
INW Raspberry/TFA Raspberry Sweet
Again these 2 raspberries don’t need any introduction they’re proven Raspberry staples amongst the diy community. The combination of the 2 gives a somewhat authentic Raspberry with INW being very realistic while the TFA adds some sweetness and syrup.
Hands down the holy grail of rhubarb no more words needed. Keep this flavour low and it provides a authentic rhubarb that just works in any direction you need to go. I’ve had this up to 1% while developing this recipe and it does work higher up the range but it will mute certain flavours within the recipe but if intense rhubarb is your thing feel free to up the percentage to 1% for a more tart tab laughing experience.
This is not necessarily a flavour that’s required it’s not doing much but by adding it,it will pop the raspberry and makes it brighter infact I feel it makes all fruits brighter and prevents foreground flavours being lost especially when using something as aggressive as INW Rhubarb. With its addition it prevents the recipe from being dry so wherever you get dryness within recipe developing a touch of Dragonfruit can seriously prevent this.
Cap Double Apple
This was a flavour that I didn’t anticipate using for the said recipe only befit wasn’t on the said bottles label. So why is it included? It’s always advisable to read the ingredients I was surprised when I seen it in the ingredients however I thought I’d try it and I wasn’t disappointed including it. Apple definitely adds something of a base flavour to pair other fruits around and maybe they had a reason to use it. Everything blends very well into the Apple without taking any of the flavours in other directions. I didn’t want to take the Apple flavour into anything too advanced so I kept it simple. Cap double apple fits the bill perfectly providing juiciness and some authenticity. I could of used Fuji but that flavour does overpower somewhat and could of confused the recipe. Basically the Apple is there without noticing it if that makes sense.
FLV Cherry Blossom
Originally a orange blossom would of been a better choice however it’s a flavour not widely available so I had to bend something else that I already had and one that is pretty well described to what it is,however this is only true if used right after all adding cherry would probably ruin the recipe. FLV cherry blossom is perfect and has that blossom floral elements without being overpowering. If kept really low you get what you need out the flavour without contributing any cherry notes. Perfect!!!.
Cap Super Sweet
I like any beverage related vape with a little sweetener it’s more there for my preference but add or dismiss to your liking
Add WS23 for a cooler vape anything between 0.5-3%
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This was a great creation by McDonald’s for summer 2018 but don’t feel flat knowing summer is over why not vape it instead all year round.
Notes to follow because I’m now leaving to go on holiday in Spain
Leave out ws23 if it’s not your thing but it’s a frappe and a frappe needs ice. Keep low but adjust accordingly however to high and it just doesn’t work with creams etc
Tart rhubarb and zingy apples is the order of the day here. This simple recipe is a remix of the popular beverage by CAWSTON PRESS.
This recipe is simple and so refreshing especially and a hot summer day. It’s addictive despite its simplicity and I haven’t got bored yet. It was pretty easy to re create especially as its profile is only really 2 flavours so it’s not really difficult to fail. Here below are some quick notes.
Certainly packs a punch and a little goes a long way. Nothing out there to compete with this flavour it’s perfect for drinks or desserts and here in this recipe it doesn’t overpower if used lightly. 0.25% is perfect here to allow it to sit upfront but not be a nuisance all the way through the vape.
FA Apple Stark
Perfect Apple for a Apple juice flavour, nothing else to add except it needs help from other apples.
CAP Double Apple
Great Apple flavour that’s bright and zesty that doesn’t hide amongst other powerful flavours like the rhubarb. Perfect combo with the Apple stark.
FA Wine Champagne
This adds a little fermented eliment to the recipe and melds the rhubarb and apples together alongside adding some mind of suggestion FIZZ!!!
CAP Super Sweet
A little sweetener takes away some acidity from the recipe.
It’s a drink,it’s summer so let’s chill it down.
Shake n vape recipe but the apples can be a little on the alcohol taste so steep for 3 days if you find the taste that way.
Add some gin or vodka by VTA for a boozy summer delight.
To celebrate national gin day here’s a really tasty gin cocktail showcasing VTA gin and tonic flavours while adding a twist to these great 2 flavours with addition of VT orange marmalade which is really a excellent marmalade flavour that’s authentic and packs a zesty orange flavour that compliments the gin and tonic. A really refreshing vape that sings orange while the gin and tonic flavours show there presence.
What happens when you combine a botanical gin with some chopped up avocado add some gomme syrup, lemon juice and top it all off with some chilli sauce?? Should it work??? It actually does very well.
Take this recipe as a bit of fun as much as I’m enjoying it it’s never going to win recipe of the year but it does highlight what can be done with flavours at first glance you wouldn’t deem workable.
VTA botanical gin is such an awesome gin it highlights what a gin should be without really needing anything else to compliment it. It holds up very well to what you throw in there with it and it’s profile hits you on the inhale every time without fail.
FLV Avocado is very accurate it has some meaty inner flesh that’s very creamy,fatty and slightly nutty in its texture adding a little guanabana lifts this flavour to another level giving it a more creamy tropical flavour without losing what it’s meant to be.
VTA Lemonade clear and sour lemon add the gomme and some acidity to the gin and avocado. Creating gomme isn’t something I’m familiar with it’s basically a simple syrup however a lemonade flavour should mimic this very well without just dumping sweetener in there that could mute flavours.
FLV Heat seems strange but I wanted to finish this cocktail with a little twist. Think of this as a dressing avocado is always dressed with some kind of dressing especially in salads so why not here. Let’s mimic the FLV heat here as a little chilli 🌶 sauce drizzle over the top. It honestly works gin,avocado,lemon and a little heat at the end is just wonderful.
Mix it up and see for yourself I could of showcased gin the traditional way but who wants boring
Springtime is all about having some fun and now winter has almost vanished its time to get outside and start having some fun and this should be no different to your vaping habits ditch them custards!!! It’s time for something more lighter,more brighter and for something that really latches on to them springtime vibes and so to get the ball rolling chill out with a refreshing Bellini. Rhubarb works great with champagne so this simple recipe spotlights how good VT RHUBARB RAW really is and it’s works so well combined with FA champagne and with addition of VT sherbet to add extra FIZZ and a little sweetener to calm the tartness down this is perfect for lazy spring days all the way through to relaxing summer evenings enjoy!!!
Feel free to use VT RHUBARB COMPOTE as a sub
Add ws23 for a cold cocktail
Based on fictional character Albus Dumbledore from the Harry Potter movies this character loves sherbet lemons so why not give homage to this and re create his favourite past time.
This is a very simple but flavourful recipe that really captures that fizzy zing you get from sherbet lemons, I’ve been really enjoying this vape for it being slightly unusual and more a novelty than something complex that I’d usually create. I hope you enjoy it as much as me.
Here are a few notes;
By far the best sherbet flavour out there very real to its flavour and captures some fizz very well, it doesn’t taste like burnt sugar either when you vape it. Excellent flavour that should be useful in other recipes if requiring something with fizz.
Again a perfect combination no other lemon comes close it’s bright and vibrant and it’s versatile in many combinations both fruits to bakeries. Feel free if you want more lemon in here to add more it will work.
WF Sour Ball Candy (SC)
I used this as the base sherbet lemons have that hard candy outer and this does the job while adding additional experience to the sherbet to what can only be described as a mouth explosion!!!
Added here at a small amount to create additional mouthfeel and a rounder to the citrus flavours.
CAP Super Sweet
Candy is sweet and it balances out some sharpness of the lemon. No
This isn’t taking away nothing from the original recipe that one deserves its place in the mixing community however I always thought I could improve on the recipe in creating something fuller,simpler and easier to mix and upon development I think I’ve achieved that.
This time I’ve ripped it apart so it shouldn’t really be compared with the original remix and it should be respected in its own rights and not really be compared.
Here’s some quick notes but without writing a biography just mix it up and compare the 2 and I’ll let you decide but in my opinion V2 wins hands down purely over its simplicity and maintaining a fuller pastry and lemon flavour.
Fa Apple pie
A wonderful pastry base that should work when you want some crust. It doesn’t lend a Apple flavour when used low but more a buttery crumbled pastry.
This compliments the Apple pie perfectly adding another level to the Apple pie adding texture and a deeper baked pastry.
Cap lemon meringue pie
Originally I loved fw lemon meringue pie but unfortunately I feel this is a more balanced profile it doesn’t shout lemon but it’s other properties fit perfectly in what I’m achieving so it’s a given and a perfect base to the recipe to build around.
If only this was available first time round it’s a perfect lemon which doesn’t fade much when bumped up in percentages. It sits wonderfully in the recipe and I wouldn’t use any other lemon in making this profile. It works great in dessert recipes but may not work in other profiles.
Wouldn’t be a pastry recipe without a little butter it adds additional properties to the pastry as well as curding the lemon.
It was in the original and it returns this time round. It’s a remix of the original dinner lady and it’s profile states meringue so it has to stay. However this time less is more 1% sits perfectly and melds together the whole recipe.
Cap super sweet
A Remix needs some commercial sweetness.
I wanted to create a simple recipe just using the Capella silverline flavours I’ve kept it simple to let these 3 shine.
This simple recipe is a crumbly biscuit with added texture and glue formed from using using whipped marshmallow then add some sugar cinnamon on top and you have a perfect baked biscuit.
Only additional flavour was some much needed sweetener.
Simple but creative I hope you enjoy it as much as me.
A little late to the show but I thought I'd share what is a pretty great remix of the infamous Lenola cream by kite in clouds.
Tasty strawberries and dark berries,banana,cream and graham crust. This was a pretty simple profile to crack its layers are pretty simple and it doesn't try to be something other than its profile portrays.
If you like the original I feel this should fulfill your requirements without paying a premium, I've kept the flavours simple and they should already be in your arsenal or otherwise easily obtained.
Best between 7-10 days the flavours really then come alive sweet berries and creamy banana with a graham cracker exhale.