Watermelon is a difficult recipe profile. It’s got a very unique flavor profile that’s easy to identify, but in terms of accuracy to the original profile, misses the mark often. To me there’s watermelon the fruit, and watermelon the flavor. The fruit is a sweet, juicy, watery, with the texture of a pear or apple that is extremely refreshing. The flavoring is artificial, fragrant, and candied, and borders more of a bubblegum than it does a refreshing fruit.
Craft up your best watermelon recipes. They can be a play on the watermelon flavoring that we all know, infusing it into your fruit cocktails or candies. Or it can be a play on the actual fruit itself, trying to reach an accurate depiction of the source. Whatever it is you do, use some kind of watermelon in your recipe and post a link to the recipe down below with a little description of how and why you chose the flavorings you did. I love to see mixers think outside the box and challenge themselves, but feel free to play it safe in order to get the best recipe you think you can make. On Live Mixing on Friday July 7th, I will feature everyone’s recipe on the show.
My Recipe Example
Excellent Sweet Watermelon Vape
Made for LIVE MIXING: Summertime Vapes
In this recipe I tried to go after accuracy to the source. I don’t think watermelon flavorings alone can reach the authenticity of the flavor alone, so I added a few flavorings I think are needed to boost the top note and body of the flavor profile. FLV Watermelon sits as the glue to the recipe, really just adding that unique profile that comes with watermelon flavorings. CAP Double Apple is the secret, giving the watermelon vape the texture that is present in a real watermelon fruit. TFA dragon fruit adds the juiciness as well as the sweetness that comes with the profile. And the INW Wild Melon is basically meant to push all the flavors forward, but also adds a bit to the “rind” of the fruit.