This began as a simple idea to take @EdibleMalfunction's love of hops, @eyemakepizza's love of fizzy sherbet, and my penchant for Dragonfruit and to create a recipe together with those as our anchor points. On the face of it, it sounded like a bad idea, but it came together very quickly, and upon reflection it really makes perfect sense to me that these flavors blended together to make a truly brilliant sweet, lightly fruity, and refreshingly piney refreshing vape.
The recipe hinges on so many things going just right, but happily the balance was key to making this an honestly delicious mix.
Juniper Gin can be a bully, the piney notes are in full force with this flavor, so keeping it low was integral to success, especially while pairing it with the Yakima Hops.
Yakima Hops was an obligate inclusion when combining our individual interests into a single recipe, we didn't keep it near so low as the gin as we did want the crisp hoppy notes to be a major factor in the recipe.
Fizzy Sherbet again an obligate inclusion, but one that brings a citrus bent to things and helped steer the decision toward using FW Blood Orange to round out the citrus compliment to our crisp gin and hops combo.
FW Blood Orange was chosen because it complements the sherbet's citrus notes while avoiding the conventional trappings of a Gin and Tonic. Adding a bit more sweetness and an undercurrent of orange that helps carry the body of the recipe.
INW Pitaya is my compulsory pick, but we toned down the usage to 1% to avoid leaning too heavily on the inherent weirdness of INW's pitaya and just let the sweet, sort of strange fruit notes stand among the pillars of the recipe to accent the brilliance of other flavors rather than as a focal point.
Everything comes together to create a recipe unlike anything else I've vaped to date, crisp, refreshing, inherently sweet, and a true melding of our individual tastes to make something none of us might have ever chased down without the others.
I took a purely conceptual route here, which is probably best when discussing the how's and why's of making a monster into a vape. That said, it really did turn into a monster in its own right.
WF SC Starfruit - the face of our titular demigorgon. Pretty, and tasty, fruit for the face of a hideous beast.
FA Blood Orange - The monster is, or should be, just about consistently soaked in the blood of its various victims, so a tasty bit of citrus from blood orange made as much sense as anything to me.
INW Shisha Strawberry & FA Red Touch - Syrupy red strawberries working in lock step with the blood orange to really sell the viscous "blood" aspect.
FW Waffle & LB Belgian Waffle - I sort of struggled to give this mix a bit of body at first, thinking on it for quite a while before it dawned on me: Eleven fucking LOVES Eggos. While this is not exactly an eggo, what it actually ends up as is a lightly cinnamon spiced waffle strong enough to stand up to the heavy fruit syrup piled upon it.
The Candy/Jammy Wizard is really just blending the fruits together into a cohesive whole, but at the same time "Wizard" does fit the motif of a fantastical scenario.
A Co-worker put me up to this. His "favorite juice of all time" is called the Strawberry by Drip wich. Traditionally commercial juice, and cloning aren't really my thing, but I agreed to take a crack at the profile. I've no desire to actually clone the original, but the profile was at least potentially tasty so, why the hell not?
The Ice cream base here is shamelessly stolen from @eyemakepizza. I know it's not going to be the one in a commercial juice, but I wanted to make this decadent without falling into oversweet, and the ben and jerry's esque rich creamy concoction the pizza man put together is perfect for that.
The waffle base is pretty straightforward, both TFA belgian and FW waffle have holes in their overall profile. neither is quite right on their own, but by their powers combined you end up with a pretty accurate and tasty rendition of a lightly vanilla'd and slightly maple'd up waffle. maybe not as fluffy as a real Belgian waffle, but for the purposes of a breakfast treat being used as a sandwich around some ice cream and strawberry syrup it works quite well.
The strawberry combo is simple, INW shisha strawberry is a syrupy mess, strongly reminiscent in my mind of nestle's strawberry syrup. To boost that up, and give it a bit of body without venturing off into a full on strawberry Red touch works quite well to bring some balance to the whole ordeal.
A half baked attempt at a crepe that rides the border between a sweet breakfast and dessert.
The idea came together when staring at the list of new flavors coming in and decided to jump right in on something since just about everything was recommended rather highly.
The Peanut butter, Hazelnut, and caramel toffee combine to make a much more authentic peanut butter flavor than I had initially expected, but the faults of each individual flavor fall to the wayside and produce a harmonious mess that would make Peter Pan jealous.
Banana creme provides a really nice rich and creamy banana flavor to the mix. Not a cooked banana per se, but not the raw banana slices you'd get from PUR banana either.
Cinnamon danish swirl does what it does best and adds a little bit of sweet cinnamon to the mix. the amount of richness and body of the other flavors ensures that this doesn't overwhelm the mix.
the crepe is a delightfully effective soft bakery note to hold it all together, just like it would at the breakfast table.
It's a shamrock shake... except wintergreen.
Don't be scared by the high percentage of ws-23, the heavy dose of cream really seems to beat the cooling effect down quite a bit.
This is a recipe that will continually get better as it ages(though it will become alarmingly dark), but is very tasty day one.
Once upon a time, a friend of mine described to me a flavor by 63 Maui. Now defunct, and recipes not released, I had nothing to test against. So I went after making my own version of Aole Pilikia (https://www.juicedb.com/juice/15730/aole-pilikia-by-63-maui)
I may have missed the mark, but what came out was undeniably very tasty. Vaguely reminds me of a Moscow mule.
Let this one sit for a few days to let the lime calm down a bit, but if you want that fresh citrus bite, it's still quite tasty day one.