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Anise, Liquorice, Fennel, Absinthe Mwaahahaha

Discussion in 'Juice Chat' started by rupert, Feb 14, 2016.

  1. rupert

    rupert Crazy Chemist

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    I'm trying to get an indication as to how many vapers like the flavour that is

    Absinthe/Liquorice/Sambuca/Fennel/Anise

    ?????

    Its definitely an acquired taste, but I for one am a big fan - its pleasant to "cleanse" the palette with some nice anise every now and again, the only problem is the thorough washing a tank/RDA needs afterwards :D :D :D

    So, please, let me know your thoughts, are you an anise lover?
    What is you favourite anise/absinthe/liquorice e liquid?

    Happy to dedicate this thread to all things Absinthe/Liquorice/Sambuca/Fennel/Anise :D
     
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  2. embee

    embee Senior Member U.S. Correspondent

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    In terms of food/drink, I've never been a huge anise fan, but I mixed a HIC recipe for an Italian Cream Soda that includes anise. Initially I was disappointed because the anise seemed overpowering, but during the past week I find I can't put this flavor down. I'll definitely be making more of this, and will probably add some anise to a few other recipes as well. (HIC recipe can be found here: http://www.hicsmixes.com/fruity.html )
     
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  3. Andrew Parker

    Andrew Parker Senior Member

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    And I for one would be more than happy if you did - dedicate a thread to these flavours that is.

    I'm quite fond of all these flavours but I adore Sambuca and I'd love to be able to vape something similar, perhaps with a hint, just a hint, of expresso.

    Sounds as if I may have to dedicate one atty to it though - just how hard is it to get the rid of the flavour?
     
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  4. Jerry Hatrick

    Jerry Hatrick Senior Member

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    I am a fan of these flavours. So much so I purchased a large bottle of fennel concentrate !
    Can be overpowering but love the stuff !
    Straight it is like a mouthfull of black aniseed balls .
    I would love to see more recipies using these.
     
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  5. Aqualung

    Aqualung Vagrant

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    Love aniseed/licorice. I use it as a tiny component in some tobaccos, to give the impression I've rolled with licorice paper. A little more stongly with double apple and tobacco, and the absinthe in my Pluid clone requires a dedicated attie, cos there is no cleaning that out!
     
  6. rupert

    rupert Crazy Chemist

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    I've seen the recipe, but never made it!
    Its been hit and miss for me with HIC's recipes - some are amazing, some so/so. I might revisit this one and give it a shot, thanks @embee :)



    That sounds interesting.
    I have found that coffee flavours generally need to be used at a very low percentage to achieve a nicely rounded flavour. Otherwise they start to taste like "burnt".
    This would be an interesting challenge, as the anise flavour is extremely strong, and I would think it would drown the coffee flavour.



    I have a few now, as I love liquorice and anise, but tend to not chain vape them, as my wife is not a fan.
    Maybe we can also use this thread as a place to store liquorice/fennel/anise recipes?



    Haha :D
    Hey, I'd be interested to see what clone you are using - is it your own?
    I messed around with the Murdoch style mixing for ages, and came up with my own, which is cloudy, and tastes great to me :)
    I also have another recipe I built upon using other fruits, which is now known as my Fairy Elixer, and I almost always have a bottle sitting around.
     
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  7. Aqualung

    Aqualung Vagrant

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    Hey Rupert, I don't recall the original source of the Pluid clone recipe I started with, so can't give proper credit. It was 14% TFA absinthe, 3% black tea, 2% sweetener, and 2% FW ecto cooler.
    I removed the sweetener entirely after the first trial, subsequently halved the ecto cooler, and upped the black tea to 4%..
    In recent times, as a result of discussion in another thread, I've reduced flavouring generally by about 20 -30%, and will try that with this too, I would now regard it as too strong I think, but didn't at the time of starting with it.
     
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  8. Aqualung

    Aqualung Vagrant

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    Also, just rereading woopifumes post above, recalled it was fashionable at one time in the dim, dark past, to float a coffee bean in the Sambucca and flame it. A slight coffee flavour infused in the Sambucca, very nice.
     
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  9. Andrew Parker

    Andrew Parker Senior Member

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    Back in the seventies Aqualung and I confess to still enjoying it thus still.
     
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  10. Ben

    Ben Forum Stud

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    I'm still working on one of my projects, a juice based on the Spanish drink - Sol y Sombra.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sol_y_Sombra
    Where my family is from, they are famous for their Anis, which is Spain's answer to white Sambuca, so we tend to be a bit heavy on that side of the mix. Generally speaking we go 3/4 Anis, 1/4 Brandy (usually Fundador). Awesome drink for sipping after dinner or even as a shot for the more adventurous.
    I've been using Juicefactory's super concentrates but I'm just not getting the result I'm looking for and once I've tested one batch, I have to ditch the coil and sterilise the tank, the flavour just hangs onto every nook & cranny...
    If I had the time and drive, I would love to bring out a brand of juices focusing on mixed drinks like this, primarily Spanish ones, being the ones I'm most familiar with.
    If anyone gets a chance to try it, grab a bottle of liquor 43, which is a delicious citrus/vanilla liqueur that would be beautiful as an e-juice...
     
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  11. rupert

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    Very nice, and thank you for sharing - it's not the same one I've used, and definitely different to my current recipe (which uses a lot of fruit and no ecto or tea).
    Is that FA Black Tea? Ill give it a go if so.

    Never seen that one (Sambuca with a coffee bean)! But sounds interesting.
    In Sweden last year I was told that I have to order a "Liquorice Shot when at a local bar/club - they will know what to do.
    So I did.... and the drunkenness that ensued was like nothing else. Pretty sure it was anise moonshine, not 100% what was in it, tasted like essence of Sambuca, with a punch to the liver that not many dinks can deliver. Delicious, but deadly!



    I'm a big fan of Rickard Pastis 51.
    Beautiful flavour. Tops mixed with a little cold water to get the cloudiness happening :)
    I've not seen liquor 43. Ill keep my eye out next time I am at Murphy's joint.

    I saw your post in the other thread on this, and it tweaked my interest. Unfortunately I don't have brandy or I would give it a go.
    Might look at putting it into the next order (just placed one today, so might not be for a week or so...)

    I've personally had terrible luck mixing complex flavours (more than 2-3 components) with the JF super concentrates.
    On their own, or with 2 flavours they can be AMAZING, but really difficult to work with as they require such low %.
    It might be worth diluting them down by 1/10 with pure PG and trying to mix?
    Oh, and test in an RDA :D Always easier to clean and rewick than a tank!
     
  12. rupert

    rupert Crazy Chemist

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    Funnily enough, it was trying to created mixed drink e liquids that started me on my DIY journey.

    Still haven't nailed that Alabama Slammer!......
     
  13. Jerry Hatrick

    Jerry Hatrick Senior Member

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    I found a pluid clone ages ago (no idea where now) but it was I think named 555 or something like that
    5% absinth ( I used fennel)
    5% horehound
    5% ecto cooler
    I have never tried Murdocks Pluid so no idea how it compares ??
    But I love it !
     
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  14. rupert

    rupert Crazy Chemist

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    Very nice!
    Horehound is another great flavour for bringing almost a "coolness" to these type of vapes, with a really nice herbal flavour.
    I have found myself using it a lot.

    I did read a while back that Mad M said that pluid didn't have any horehound in it.
    I've never tried it either, but the style of mix set me on a journey, and I have a few anise/absinthe mixes that I wont change any further now.
     
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  15. laurie9300

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    Yep, licorice lover here too! Haven't mixed any of my own yet.

    In the past I have really enjoyed both VK Double Apple and the Steamers Apple Hookah. Both great Apple/Anise flavours.

    I'm slowly working my way through a bottle of Badlands Kryptonite, which is a very accurate black licorice flavour, very full on, I can only take it in small doses!
     
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  16. Aqualung

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    Yup, FA black tea.
    While we're talking, that Absolute Pin was very pleasant. 5 pawns?
    Lots of Irish Cream type flavour, and some caramel, then absinthe. Only made a few notes while consuming the one bottle I've had, and never got around to pursuing a clone recipe.
    Thanks for the reminder.
    Back to the lab, mwahaha.
     
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  17. Jerry Hatrick

    Jerry Hatrick Senior Member

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    I have vaped Horehound on it's own and like it a lot.
     
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  18. rupert

    rupert Crazy Chemist

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    I've not tried it standalone @Jerry Hatrick but am sure it would be interesting!!!

    So my anise loving brethren-
    What is your favourite fruit/bakery/tobacco to mix with your fennel/anise/absinthe/liquorice????
     
  19. Posterboy

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    I'll second absolute pin. Very nice.
     
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  20. Jerry Hatrick

    Jerry Hatrick Senior Member

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    Besides the 555 above the other one I love is just whatever your favourite Vanilla vape is add 0.5% fennel .
    I have used Capella Vanilla Custard and their French Vanilla (better). YUM YUMM
    Sounds strange but got it from Jen talking about Plain Jane .
     
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