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.
Fruit salad chews was always something I'd grab from the local sweet shop as a kid,they've been around years now I'm showing my age haha. I remember these costing a penny way back and they might still be that even today granted they're probably smaller but I still reach for them if I see them.
You lot on the other side of the pond may think what the hell is he talking about but trust me these little sweets are king in the UK definitely a child's staple. Think chewits that's how they're best described and the flavour well they're pineapple and raspberry that's it.
I was pleasantly surprised when I wanted to create these in vape form how well they turned out they're bang on the profile. Very sweet and tangy with that chewy thick mouthfeel you get with a chew or candy.
Some quick notes.......
I won't go into great detail this is a quick simple recipe but at the same time fulfills its profile. I chose FW saltwater Taffy as it fits the profile perfectly it's a great flavour kind of a nougat without any flavour but with some sweetness. CAP Marshmallow thickens it all up giving it that thick sticky mouthfeel you expect with a chew. For the fruits TFA sweet raspberry seemed perfect to add some candied raspberry that's tart and sweet. CAP golden pineapple is definitely one of the best pineapples and it works wonders in all aspects you through at it. It's not to powerful and doesn't swamp other flavours. The CAP Sweet mango was a lucky accident I didn't think this would work but a small amount sweetens the recipe,adds tartness and boosts the pineapple and raspberry and bridges the gap and keeps the pineapple moist.
I'm really enjoying this it's definitely a fun vape especially with its tartness it really kicks your tongue into life.
So following on from the success of the DInner Lady Lemon Tart Remix let's go further and remix another one.
Now before I start this time I'm not going to give myself brownie points or am I anyway going to suggest this next recipe is a clone or 1:1 or even a remix but in my opinion it doesn't need to be. It holds its own weight it doesn't need to be compared its fantastic either way. If you want to compare it feel free it might be better it might not,as we all know taste is subjective.
So this is my rice pudding & jam not dinner lady's but my take but we can use the platform to create some hype!!! I mean who doesn't enjoy hype!!
This in my opinion is spot on creamy, thick rice milk with a dollop of sweet raspberry jam that's it, it's tasty and hits the spot no gimmicks or crazy flavour bending just the ingredients in the recipe that take you to the profile without thinking outside the box.
This is straight up rice milk it works really well to mimic that rice pudding flavour. It stands up to its profile well and we will use this as the base of the rice milk but with some additional help we can really push this further making it more creamy and thicker.
FW sweet cream
This acts as a emulsifier for the horchata it really gives the rice milk a more milky profile and adds some great mouthfeel.
Fa yogurt/ Fa meringue
Again just some additional flavours that are really needed to get that rice milk to where it needs to be. Fa yogurt may sound weird here but it really does wonders rice pudding is thick I didn't want to use custard here so after much testing the yogurt really thickened the rice milk almost turning it into a ambrosia kind of rice pudding. Fa meringue just adds a little more milk and sweetness.
Such an amazing flavour that misses out somewhat due to inw and tfa but I tried both of them and neither hit the spot you either needed a shit ton to pull that profile through or the other just over powered. Fa raspberry is spot on at 1% it sits nicely at the back where I wanted it and I found its flavour on par as a more jammy raspberry especially with the help of the next two flavours.
Fa black currant/ JF juicy lemon
These two flavours do the magic where the jam is concerned they totally transform the raspberry flavour and turn it jammy. If you haven't tried fa black currant then your missing out it does great things to darker fruits. The jf juicy lemon again sits on top of the berries and it's candy aspect switches up the fruits to that jam level alongside adding additional sweetness.
Fa cinnamon Ceylon
Just a little here to add some accent to the rice pudding kind of acts like that burnt topping you get on the pudding and also adds some more interest to the pudding. You can leave this out if cinnamon isn't your thing but it really isn't noticeable but it does add a little cheeky twist.
So there you go rice pudding and jam my way but dinner lady I salute you for making me fuck with your profiles!! Thank you......
One shot available at chefsflavours.co.uk under divine one shots
If you don't fancy mixing from scratch
Elevenses....Honey snap biscuits
A short break for light refreshments usually with tea or coffee,taken at about eleven o'clock in the morning.
This is the perfect vape for that mid morning coffee break but feel free to vape this anytime. Delicious warming ginger baked biscuits coated in sticky honey. Everyone deserves a break relax and enjoy.
Cap sugar cookie
Doesn't need much of a write up for this one everyone knows this is the staple for a great cookie/biscuit base it ouses flavour,has versatility and presence.
Again another great bakery flavour but with different properties. Pair it with cap sugar cookie and it transforms it giving it more bite,a deeper bakery flavour and some added texture and butter.
By far the best gingerbread out there it does what it says and is all that's required for the ginger. It pairs so well with cap sugar cookie without bullying it.
Cap vanilla custard
A biscuit needs a little vanilla it steps it up a level turning a bland biscuit into one you want to go back to. The custard also binds the mix together we need some egg and this fits the part.
Fw butterscotch ripple
This combines in two ways it gives the biscuit some creamy elements without using a cream. It also adds some much needed brown sugar without using such ingredient. We need some sugar to glaze the honey.
I've tried many a honey and none really work but then I came to love fa honey it's perfect and if used correctly will transform a bakery. This at 0.25% is perfect it's well balanced has great presence without overkill. It's not fighting anything but you notice it's there. It totally glazes the biscuit and combines well with the butterscotch.
Fa cinnamon Ceylon
It had to be added just to give the biscuit more spice and warmth . A little goes a long way here but again it works in harmony with the gingerbread. A truly delightful pairing.
Nothing completes a biscuit more than meringue it adds a little sweet powdered sugar without using any other sweeteners.