Flavor Pairing


If you are sick of wasting you flavors and DIY base and looking for new non-cloned recipes let us tell you are in the right way by reading this article .
We found this list of flavors and what they pair well with. Hope some find it useful in your e-juice DIY’ing.

Almond pairs well with:
apple, apricot, banana, caramel, cherry, coffee, fig, honey, orange, peach, pear, plum

Apple pairs well with:
caramel, cardamom, chestnut, cinnamon, cranberry, currant, ginger, hazelnut, mango, maple, rosemary, walnut

Apricot pairs well with:
almond, black pepper, caramel, cardamom, ginger, hazelnut, honey, orange, peach, vanilla, plum, Sauternes, wine

Asian Pear pairs well with:
almond, apple, black pepper, cinnamon, ginger, honey, macadamia, nutmeg, raisin, vanilla

Banana pairs well with:
brandy, caramel, cherry, chocolate, cinnamon, coffee, dark rum, ginger, hazelnut, honey, Madeira wine, mango, molasses, papaya

Blackberry pairs well with:
apricot, black pepper, champagne, cinnamon, citrus, hazelnut, lemon, other berries, peach, plum, Port wine

Blood Orange pairs well with:
almond, cardamom, chocolate, cinnamon, clove, fig, ginger, honey, other citrus

Blueberry pairs well with:
lemon verbena, other berries, cardamom, mango, lemon, hazelnut, ginger, fig, lavender, other citrus,

Carrot pairs well with:
anise, brandy, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, walnut

Cherry pairs well with:
apricot, black pepper, chocolate, citrus, nectarine, peach, plum, Port wine, vanilla

Chestnut pairs well with:
apple, caramel, chocolate, coffee, pear, vanilla

Cilantro (coriander) pairs well with:
apricot, berries, cherries, citrus, nectarine, peach, plum, tropical fruit

Coconut pairs well with:
banana, Brazil nut, caramel, chocolate, citrus, Kaffir leaf, lemongrass, pineapple, other tropical fruits

 pairs well with:
apple, chocolate, cinnamon, citrus, mango, mint, pear

Currants, Black and Red, pairs well with:
cassis, chocolate, citrus, dark rum, Port wine, sloe gin

Elderberry pairs well with:
apricot, fig, honey, lemon, mandarin, other berries, peach, plum

Feijoa pairs well with:
banana, berries, cinnamon, citrus, mango, vanilla

Fig pairs well with:
almond, black pepper, cinnamon, citrus, hazelnut, pear, Port wine, vanilla

Ginger pairs well with:
almond, apple, apricot, banana, berries, Brazil nut, caramel, chocolate, citrus, coconut, grape, hazelnut, passion fruit, peach, pear, pineaple, plum, tropical fruit

Gooseberry pairs well with:
citrus, hazelnut, honey, other berries, white chocolate

Grape pairs well with:
brandy, chocolate, citrus, ginger, raisin

Grapefruit pairs well with:
basil, black pepper, caramel, citrus, mint, rosemary, thyme, tropical fruit, vanilla

Guava pairs well with:
citrus, coconut, huckleberry, kaffir leaf, pineapple, strawberry, tropical fruit

 pairs well with:
apple, apricot, banana, berries, caramel, cherry, chocolate, citrus, fig, mandarin, peach, pear, plum

Kaffir Leaf pairs well with:
banana, citrus, coconut, lemongrass, tropical fruit, watermelon

Kiwi pairs well with:
apple, banana, berries, cherry, citrus, coconut, mango, tropical fruit

Kumquat pairs well with:
berries, cherry, chocolate, cinnamon, coffee, persimmon, plum

Lemon pairs well with:
apricot, berries, black pepper, cardamom, cherry, citrus, ginger, nectarine, peach, plum, prickly pear, tropical fruit

Lemongrass pairs well with:
cherry, berries, citrus, coconut, ginger ,guava, kaffir leaf, coconut, tropical fruit, vanilla

Lime pairs well with:
apple, berries, cherry, ginger, papaya, plum, strawberry, tropical fruit

Lychee pairs well with:
citrus, ginger, gooseberry, tropical fruit, vanilla

Mandarin pairs well with:
cardamom, cherry, chocolate, cinnamon, coffee, fig, ginger, nutmeg, tropical fruits, vanilla, star anise

Mango pairs well with:
apple, banana, berries, caramel, citrus, coconut, melon, Sauternes, tropical fruits, vanilla

Melon pairs well with:
berries, champagne, citrus, lemongrass, lemon verbena

Orange pairs well with:
almonds, basil, berries, brandy, cherry, chocolate, cilantro, cinnamon, coffee, cranberry, fig, ginger, grape, hazelnut, mint, nutmeg, persimmon, pineapple, vanilla

Papaya pairs well with:
citrus, black pepper, lime, mango, tropical fruit

Peach pairs well with:
almond, apricot, blackberry, brandy, cherry, cilantro, cinnamon, elderberry, ginger, hazelnut, lemon, raspberry, rhubarb, walnut, watermelon

Pear pairs well with:
almond, apple, caramel, chestnut, chocolate, cinnamon, citrus, ginger, hazelnut, Port wine, vanilla, walnut, anise, blackberry, brandy

Persimmon pairs well with:
apple, black pepper, cinnamon, citrus, kumquat, pear

Pineapple pairs well with:
basil, caramel, cilantro, coconut, macadamia, rosemary, rum, tropical fruit

Plum pairs well with:
almond, cinnamon, citrus, chestnut, black pepper, hazelnut, honey, Port wine, vanilla

Pomegranate pairs well with:
apple, citrus, cucumber, mint, tropical fruit

Prickly Pear pairs well with:
citrus, lime, tomatillo, tropical fruit

Raspberry pairs well with:
apricot, cinnamon, citrus, ginger, lemon, nectarine, other berries, peach, plum, rhubarb, thyme, vanilla

Rhubarb pairs well with:
apple, apricot, berries, black pepper, citrus, ginger, nectarine, peach, plum, strawberry

Strawberry pairs well with:
apple, black pepper, chocolate, citrus, coriander, mint, rhubarb, vanilla

Tomatillo pairs well with:
berries, citrus, mango, prickly pear, tropical fruit

 pairs well with:
apple, apricot, banana, caramel, chocolate, cinnamon, nectarine, peach, pear, plum, rum

I’m sure there are many MANY more/others…

share yours. ;)


To add to the list of flavor pairing ideas…these items can be “flavor enhancers” with just about anything.

Nuts can enhance the aroma, taste…and perceptual texture. (pecans, walnuts, peanuts, etc)

VanillaCinnamon, or Nutmeg can enhance sweet flavors.

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