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Offline Dfitts1984

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Lorann flavor oils in alcohol?
« on: March 14, 2023, 09:44:45 am »
Hi guys! New here and have a question in regards to the Lorann flavor oils. I have heard its been said that you can use these in alcohol. The real question is what ratio? Has anyone tried it? I have a collection of 1 dram bottles. If i for say take 32 oz of vodka and wanted to achieve a cotton candy taste, how much would i need without overduing it? Thanks for the help.

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Re: Lorann flavor oils in alcohol?
« Reply #1 on: March 14, 2023, 09:52:33 am »
Hi guys! New here and have a question in regards to the Lorann flavor oils. I have heard its been said that you can use these in alcohol. The real question is what ratio? Has anyone tried it? I have a collection of 1 dram bottles. If i for say take 32 oz of vodka and wanted to achieve a cotton candy taste, how much would i need without overduing it? Thanks for the help.

Try different amounts in a glass of whatever until you hit the amount you like. You can scale from there.
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Re: Lorann flavor oils in alcohol?
« Reply #2 on: March 14, 2023, 11:14:46 am »
Lorann makes both oils and flavorings. I would look at the flavorings, which are probably better suited for coming up with a cotton candy flavor. Oils don't mix especially well with alcohol (or water, and most vodka is 60% water) so you may end up with a slick of flavoring on top and not much flavor in the vodka. Their flavorings taste a lot like what is used in La Croix.

I don't have a specific suggestion on volume but you want to use a lot less than you think. I carb up a five gallon keg of water with these flavorings sometimes. I use between half to one teaspoon per five gallons of water depending on how aggressively I want the flavor. You probably want the vodka more aggressively flavored for mixing though. I would try sacrificing like four ounces to working up a recipe you like. Trying to do it one ounce at a time might be hard to measure out a small enough volume of flavoring unless you have some extremely small droppers. If you start small you can always add but never take away.
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