Mixing e-liquid to produce unique flavor combinations can be a blast. Like most things in life, having a good foundation is vital. Mixing e-juice flavors is no different. By following a few simple rules, you’ll find yourself vaping on tasty combinations of your favorite flavors.
I started mixing flavors awhile back, when I finally (after going through countless bottles) found two flavors that I really liked. My first combination was an apple peanut butter sandwich flavor made out of two bottles from a local shop: farmhouse apple and roasted peanut butter. After that day, I continued mixing different flavors that I thought would go well together, making sure I followed a few simple rules.
Since then, I have built a rock solid guide to mixing flavors that seems to work quite well with a variety of liquids from a variety of manufacturers. When you just can’t find that ‘perfect’ e-juice, try mixing.
The Basics of Mixing E-Liquid
Like I mentioned, there are a few guidelines that I never really stray away from. They may sound goofy, but they’ll ensure your end product is vape-able at the very least.
- Stick with similar viscosity blends. If you prefer a thicker liquid, try mixing bottles of 90/10. If you prefer a thin liquid that’s great for tanks: try mixing bottles of 50/50.
- Stick with similar flavor profiles. Can you introduce a really off-the-wall flavor into your mix? Sure, but proceed with cation.
- Use a common sense mixing ratio. Example: 50% – 50% is a great place to start for most pure fruit flavors, but 75% – 25% is a better starting point for fruit – dessert mixes.
Like I mentioned previously, starting with liquids in the same flavor family is a good idea. For example: Hard fruits like apple and pear, or soft fruits like watermelon and cantaloupe. Wander too far off flavor spectrum, and you’ll find yourself at a point of no return. If you have a really oddball liquid like cola, save it until you have a well-rounded base mixed.
This one can be difficult at first. Potency is a big factor, the differences between red apple, and green apple are like night and day. A red apple can be used to mix with another fruit flavor like blueberry using the 50×50 ratio without problem, but a tart green apple needs to be mixed with some level of caution.
If you’re looking to mix a rather strong flavor with another mellow one, use the drop technique to establish a stable ratio. Example: 10 drops of banana for every one drop of green apple; give that combination a vape, if your ok with the tartness level, then feel free to proceed accordingly.
The same ratio rule can be applied when mixing ‘weird’ off-the-wall flavors as well. After developing a good base: berry lemonade for example, you can try introducing your ‘special sauce’. You’ll want to start adding the oddball flavor to your tasty mix in 5% increments. Give everything a shake and a vape, and you’ll easily be able to tell if more special is needed!
What Works Well Together
DIY e-juice mixing is more popular now-a-days than ever before. Because of this, vapers are able to find step-by-step recipes to homemade combinations of any kind. So if you’re struggling finding a good starting point, try googling DIY e-juice recipe for some inspiration.
If you simply don’t feel like googling, try these combinations as a starting point:
- Banana-Peanut Butter
- Yellow Cake-Coffee
- Chocolate Cake-Buttercream
- Roasted Almonds-Orange
Good luck and remember, mixing is supposed to be fun. If you haven’t made a mistake yet, you’re not doing it right!
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