I've been on the search for a nice Grapefruit soda, and failing to find one, I thought I'd give it a go.
I saw OOO Squirts Soda which is the prime flavor in this case, but I felt it need a little more support.
I like a heavy grapefruit flavor so borrowing from my favorite Developed Recipe - Mellow Pomelo I used the combination of FW Ruby Red and VT Honey Pomelo. I tried a couple of other combinations and always came back to this duo.
To support the soda side of things there's nothing better than FLV Citrus soda and a healthy dose of CAP Lemon Lime to really bring the soda forward and blend some citrus into the mix. For a more rounded soda flavor.
A dash of Super Sweet to round things out a bit.
You can add .25% WS-23 if you like, but I prefer it without.
It seems to be the thing today to list what you are testing your recipe with, so here you go. Series Mech, .3 ohm dual round wire at about 250 Watts on a Kennedy RDA.
This particular journey started with a search for a hard apple cider. Something akin to the hard cider I make at home.
In the search for the fermented alcohol note I came across this recipe, and realized that a wine yeast is what this needed. It is what I use to make my cider anyway.
MECH MOD RN hit me in the taste buds with this sparkling wine profile.
Thus, we have the alcohol layer of Blood Orange Champagne for that boozy note and a little citrus to brighten things. Golden Syrup and Sparkling wine to round it out.
I wanted a nice full, pure apple flavor so I started with FA Apple Fuji with FA Pear to back it up. It took me a while and a chat with some Fancy Folks to pin down FLV Apple as the compliment.
Super Sweet to make it pop.
I don't know if I will change the ratios, but for now. . . . I dig this. I tested this Max VG for dual coil Kennedy with a .3 round wire and a series mech around 250W.
I love Lassi drinks and the one that sticks out the most to me is a Pineapple Lassi with ginger I had. This is my attempt to create that and to use MB's Pineapple Lassi.
So obviously I started with MB's Pineapple Lassi as I've been wanting to build something around that flavor. I kept it at 1.5% mostly because I want all these flavors to blend without one being too dominant.
I wanted to back up that pineapple with some fresh pineapple used in the drink, so I went with INW Pineapple for that purpose. After some trial and error I went with 3% to keep it above the ginger.
I added a fair amount of VT Yoghurt Drink to fill in the drink aspect and to lighten things a little with that lemon note.
To further push the creamy drink I added a dab of FA Cream Fresh just to add some nondescript creaminess.
The Ginger was hard. I honestly just went with Cap Gingerbread as that's the only ginger I have. I think it works. It does bring a bready note, but I kind of like it and makes the flavor a little more dense and layered.
The drink I had was sweetened with Honey, so I wanted to add a bit of that without getting a strong honey taste. I really wanted just a little of that honey depth and slight sweetness, so I went with a modest amount of FLV Milk & Honey. I think it blends well with the Cap Gingerbread as well.
Finally, this is a sweet drink so I added a tad of Cap Super Sweet to raise things.
Suggestions would be appreciated if another ginger would give me a mild sweet ginger note I could use.
This has to steep. The taste changes dramatically within the first 24 hours.
I wanted a slight spearmint note with a sweetened heavy cream. This is my attempt at it, and really my first attempt at making my own recipe period. I really dig this. It is great right off the shake, in fact, I almost prefer it right off the shake as you get a little bit more of the New York Cheesecake. Delicious. It steeps nicely and the mint does fade, but I still find it an enjoyable all day vape.
I wish I could give you more information about why I choose this flavor for this reason, but I'm really not into single flavor tasting. I just used the flavors that I have acquired from research. . . and recipes I've bought for. Watching Noted in particular and listening to what flavors ranked and what they could do brought me to this list for this recipe. I had intended to take the long road and alter percentages and try alternative flavors, but to be honest. . . . I really like this as it stands.
The one thing I can say is that the mint is mild in this. I might bump it up a .25% when I mix it next, but for the most part I think these are spot on for my taste and what I was going for.
If you do indeed try this recipe out, I encourage you to try it as it steeps. The changes in flavor are quite nice and really change from day to day.