Smooth watermelon with a hint of pineapple and a soft candy/taffy edge.
This recipe is a 'remixed' version of an older recipe of mine (https://e-liquid-recipes.com/recipe/3451967/drag%20the%20waters) created back in February, although remixing one's own work would just be developing a recipe I guess.... Anyways, I made a 30ml of it recently and while I thought it was pretty good at the time, revisiting it made me realize there was definitely room to improve. When I created that recipe I did not have MB big but I felt it would fit here. Sour gummy candy and strawberry taffy work well but their percentages needed to be adjusted. INW dragonfruit was ok but I felt what it brought to the mix could be reevaluated and other concentrates could fill the gaps better. Shisha strawberry ended up being unnecessary in the end.
Couple of caveats here- I do not get a strong strawberry flavor from the CAP taffy, it is used more for weight in the candy base. I do have issues tasting some strawberries though so this flavor may bleed through differently in your mix. Conversely I can pick up FLV sour apple quite easily so I added it in at a very low percentage, feel free to bump it a tad if you are not as sensitive to its flavor.
The watermelon combo is the cornerstone of this mix with MBs flavor setting up the WF as a secondary concentrate that brings another dimension to our main note and carries a candied/gummy edge. Next I went with FLV sour apple using it for a tart/sour/ acidic note to break up the linear flavor of the watermelon and staying with the candy theme. I stated above why it is used so low, you may choose to bump it up a tad to get a bit more of the concentrate to shine through. Complimenting what the sour apple brings with pineapple sweetness and acidity as well as a touch of candied flavor, VT sugarloaf completes this mix leaving me with a sweet and flavorful finishing note trailing on the exhale.
When I initally mixed this I didn't use dragonfruit and got quite an interesting result. Watermelon was the prominent flavor on the inhale, but I had what seemed to be bits of the other flavors popping in and out. While this was kind of unique having a pseudo 'layered' effect, it was a bit tiring on my palate after a few drags being as flavor saturated as this mix is. Adding the dragonfruit gave me the cohesion I was looking for, wrapping this mix into a super flavorful candy vape.
As always sweeten to taste but being a candy-ish profile I used super sweet a touch higher than I usually would giving a bit of a 'sugar lips' finish.
WS23 may work here (~0.5 to 1%) as well but sitting in the 60's at the moment I'm not looking for cooling.
A true SnV as this is killer off the rip, overnight steep just gives a tad more time for everything meld together.
ChemNovatic Doughnut at 3% but its not listed. Do not use CAP Glazed Doughnut
Pretty straightforward profile with each ingredient playing to their strength.
CN Donut and FA Zeppola make a great base here bringing a slightly dense 'fried' bakery flavor to work off. As well as carrying a slight spice note that blends nicely with the filling, zeppola also has a powered sugar flavor to it. When used with the stickyness of the apple filling and some super sweet we can fake a glaze or icing without having to add another flavor to the mix.
FLV Apple Filling is a super flavorful concentrate that is a good mix of spice with some slightly cooked apple and gooey filling. Like most FLV concentrates its quite a bear and can overtake a mix when run too high but at 1% I feel it is present enough without being too overtaking in the mix.
FA Fuji brings a pleasant bright apple note, poking through and breaking up the heaviness of the bakery and filling.
This one needs at least 5 days to steep, 7 optimally.
Butterscotch ice cream and cookie
So this is one of those constantly evolving mixes with Butterscotch Ripple being the only original surviving concentrate. I chose to release it now because while I may still play around with percentages I feel the heart of the mix is where I want it to be.
Originally I was going for a simple butterscotch ice cream. TFA Vanilla Bean Ice Cream and FW Butterscotch Ripple got me that but there was alot of room to improve. After a myriad of different creams I settled on LB Vanilla Ice Cream and FA Fresh Cream (panna fresca) as they brought some great flavor on their own and complimented each other as well as the Butterscotch Ripple nicely. LB Vanilla Ice Cream at 4.5% does all the heavy lifting as a base layer while FA Fresh Cream fills in some gaps with extra butter and cream notes.
Feeling like this needed some bakery support I tried CAP Sugar Cookie as well as INW Biscuit which were fine but in the end FA Cookie just worked better. At 1.25% it definitely has a presence but does not overtake or dry the mix.
Finished product is a super smooth cream/bakery vape with massive flavor.
Sweet to taste, can be vaped off the shake for a super creamy butterscotch ice cream flavor, or give it a couple days steep for that bakery to develop. I mix this more frequently in smaller batches as I like this mix fresh, after a month or so the profile is still there but loses a bit of vibrancy.
Mixed berries, no creams or bakeries
Using forest fruit as a building block will get you a 'decent at worst' result 90% of the time. With as much as it has going on, I only needed a couple berries to push into a bit of a new direction while still keeping the heart of the vape distinctly forest fruit. Wanting to get a little more saturated currant flavor up front, sweet currant was an easy grab. Blueberry juicy ripe is a flavor that I've beeen digging for awhile and it pairs nicely with the sweet currant. The dragonfruit is used at a 1 percent to add a little background note while also blending this whole thing into a tasty mixed berry profile. I like it with a quarter percent sweetener and mix every other 30ml with 1% ws23 but feel free to dress it up how you like.
This can be vaped off the literal shake and you will get a delicious currant and blueberry forward vape, 24 hrs and it starts to meld together.
Berries n cream
The idea behind this mix was to get a creamy vape with minimal steep time while adding a nice berry blend to the mix. Off the shake its killer IMO, super wet and flavorful but after a quick steep it comes together.
CAP Sweet Currant was used as a main note here as I had gotten the flavor awhile ago but never made good use of it. It is a really nice flavor, juicy and well rounded and can be used as a stand alone if desired.
FLV Jammy Berry and TFA Blackberry is a blatant rip from Foment_Lifes use of the combo in DAAPLBerry Cream. The 2 concentrates just meld real nice together and worked wonderfully with the sweet currant as a dark berry mix for my fruit notes.
(Original mix was 1% FLV Sweet Coconut) this stuff is just killer and works well with berries. Its not real pronounced in this mix at 1% but I was using it as a note to lighten up the berries as well as a bridge to the cream.
After revisiting this mix I switched to an equal percent FA Coco as I enjoy the flavor a bit more and it melds with the creams better. Either coconut is fine though.
INW Custard and INW Yes, We Cheesecake the idea of the juice was to have a quick steeping mix so this just seemed to fit. I was originally going to just use the custard and a vanilla but wanted a thicker body so the cheesecake came into play. There is room for a crust or bakery note as well but I was just going for a cream/fruit aspect here.
Strawberries and cream with cake
Riffing on a juice I had when I first started vaping, Cobra by Om Vapors. To me it was a decent juice but I wanted to take a crack at re interpreting it all these years later. Described by the manufacturer as a strawberry ice cream with cake crumbs, my version is more strawberries and cream on cake.
INW Shisha Strawberry/FA Red Touch/JF Strawberry Sweet: The main note in here is strawberry, and there is no better place to use ID10-T's trinity. As an accent you could go use any of these 3 solo but to have it stand up in a mix the trinity is the way to go. As an added bonus, people that are strawberry blind (I am to some extent) seem to get some flavor out of this berry combo.
TFA Vanilla Swirl/Whipped Cream: In my version I wanted to utilize a lighter cream component. Originally I was using FA Meringue and a custard for the dairy/vanilla notes but it was too heavy. Whipped cream gets you a nice fluffy cream and swirl brings some body while not weighing down the mix. In addition you get the binding quality of swirl to bring everything together.
JF Yellow Cake: From what I remember, Cobra had a bit more of a white cake vibe for which I was going to use WF Fluffy White Cake but switched to yellow cake as I enjoy the flavor a bit more. I also needed to have something with a bit more weight to counter the airy cream.
Final product will yield a really nice smooth vape, sitting somewhere between a classic strawberry cream and cake. Nothing ground breaking here but all in all this turned out pretty damn good. Can be SnV but after a short steep is even better. If mixed please review/comment, all feedback welcome.
Pretty straight ahead profile on this one. Generic grocery store brand vanilla greek yogurt, inspired by my last shopping trip.
TFA Greek does most of the heavy lifting delivering that love it or hate it flavor. As a main note its used at the top of its workable limit.
TFA French Vanilla gives our first vanilla note as well as adding some thickness to the yogurt. Bavarian cream usually works well in this role but I was looking for a full vanilla flavor so this seemed like a better choice. FA Madagascar is our 2nd vanilla bring a ton of flavor to the mix.
CAP juicy lemon is used real low to add a bit more bite to the yogurt while not adding a lemon flavor, reinforcing the sharpness. Super sweet to taste, 0.5% gets me where I like it. Gotta let this one sit for a few days, but good to go after that if youre looking for a yogurt vape.