Flavor Pairing

Flavor Pairing is a very essential part of cooking, mixed drinks, and now Ejuice blending. In our forum here I have seen mention here and there of favor pairing but no topic on the subject. I think the time is right for such a topic. Let me start with a favor that is often left out when seeing info on flavor pairing, BUTTERSCOTCH.

Butterscotch pairs well with as follows

Dark Chocolate, Banana, Brown Sugar, Cranberry, Cherry, Vanilla, Cookies, Nuts,
Coffee, Caramel, Whipped Cream, Whiskey, Nectarine, Bourbon, Pecan, Butter, Toffee



There are some flavor pairing links in the new newbie-topic :slight_smile:


I’ve done a strait butterscotch Bavarian cream that was great


Lime pairing - apple, berries, cherry, ginger, papaya, plum, strawberry, tropical fruits

Orange pairing - almonds, berries, brandy, cherry, chocolate, cinnamon, coffee, cranberry, fig,
ginger, grape, hazelnut, mint, nutmeg, pineapple, vanilla

Lemon pairing - apricot, berries, cardamom, cherry, citrus, ginger, nectarine, peach, plum,
prickly pear, tropical fruit

Grapefruit pairing - Caramel, citrus, mint, tropical fruit, vanilla, creams, coconut, cashew, ginger, pomegranate


Apple Pairing - Caramel, Cardamom, Chestnut, Cinnamon, Cranberry, Currant, Ginger,
Hazelnut, Mango, Maple, Walnut

Banana Pairing - Caramel, Cherry, Chocolate, Cinnamon, Coconut, Coffee, Ginger, Hazelnut, Honey,
Mango, Molasses, Papaya, coconut, most nuts, vanilla, mango, creams

Blackberry pairing - apricot, cinnamon, citrus, hazelnut, lemon, other berries, peach, plum, ginger, vanilla, yogurt, mint

Blueberry Pairing - other berries, cardamom, mango, lemon, other citrus, hazelnut, ginger, fig, lavender, honey, vanilla, maple, cashew, coconut

Cherry Pairing - apricot, chocolate, citrus, nectarine, peach, plum, vanilla, almond, walnut, hazelnut, coconut, custard, coffee, creams, pistachios, mint, orange

Coconut Pairing - banana, brazil nut, caramel, chocolate, citrus, pineapple, other tropical fruit

Cranberry Pairing - apple, chocolate, cinnamon, citrus, mango, mint, pear

Currant Pairing - chocolate, citrus

Dragonfruit Pairing - best paired with other fruits, apple, banana, coconut, strawberry, kiwi, citrus,
mango, peach, pear, pineapple, any tropical fruit


Fig Pairing - almond, cinnamon, citrus, hazelnut, pear, vanilla

Ginger pairing - almond, apple, apricot, banana, berries, brazil nut, caramel, chocolate, citrus, coconut, grape, hazelnut, passion fruit, peach, pear, pineapple, plum, tropical fruit

Grape pairing - chocolate, citrus, ginger, raisin

Guava pairing - lime, other citrus, coconut, huckleberry (Wild Blueberry), pineapple, strawberry, tropical fruit

Hazelnut pairing - apple, apricot, banana, berries, caramel, cherry, chocolate, citrus, fig, mandarin, peach, pear, plum, coffee

Kiwi pairing - apple, banana, strawberry, cherry, other berries, dragonfruit, citrus, coconut, mango, tropical fruit

Lychee pairing - citrus, ginger, gooseberry, tropical fruit, vanilla

Mango pairing - apple, banana, berries, caramel, coconut, citrus, melons, tropical fruits, vanilla

Melon pairing - berries, citrus, lemon

Papaya pairing - lime, other citrus, mango, tropical fruit

Pear pairing - almond, apple, caramel, chestnut, chocolate, cinnamon, citrus, dragonfruit, ginger, hazelnut, vanilla, walnut


Pineapple pairing - caramel, coconut, macadamia, rosemary, tropical fruit, jamican rum

Plum pairing - almond, cinnamon, citrus, chestnut, hazelnut, honey, vanilla

Pomegranate pairing - apple, citrus, cucumber, mint, tropical fruit, blueberry, cherry

Prickly Pear pairing - lime, other citrus, tropical fruit

Raspberry pairing - apricot, cinnamon, citrus, ginger, lemon, nectarine, peach, plum, vanilla

Strawberry pairing - apple, chocolate, citrus, dragonfruit, kiwi, mint, vanilla

Walnut pairing - apple, apricot, banana, caramel, chocolate, cinnamon, nectarine, peach, pear, plum, rum


Some excellent pairings here @ringling. Thanks for posting this information, i was going to do something similar but forgot.


did you miss anything?? Lol jk :grin:


Actually, yes, missed more than you can imagine most likely. I’m hopeing that others will contribute as well. This type of thread is a must in my opinion for those who blend ejuice. How many times have you wished you knew what to blend with that new flavor you decided to try?


Now you can just help fill in the holes, much easier…


Im sorry but i have to do this. “Thats what she said.”. :smile:

I bet @Jimk has some great and unusual pairings, he has some of the most unique recipes that i have seen.


Passion Fruit - guava, mango, papaya, coconut, peach, berry, orange, apple, violet, rose, hibiscus, milk, cream, custard, chocolate, cake, pastry, almond, brandy, rum, honey


I got most of my inspiration from the Vapers Table with the link below. And there were a few other flavor pairing articles, which I forgot to bookmark, damnit. But it all kinda makes sense when you look at a cook book now and then; someone has put it in print, so why not read, retain and mix.


Thats fantastic, ive not seen this site before, Thanks Jimk!


:thumbsup: This is the single most valueable post I’ve seen in this forum to date.Thanx a lot, U_DA_MAN!!! :thumbsup:


Woo hoo I just bookmarked all your kind work thank ya ! I’m a fruit freak lol so going to be looking into these. Some interesting mixes … Coming up.


Rum/Jamican Rum pairing - apple, blackberry, cake, pineapple, orange, coconut, chocolate, banana, eggnog, coffee, lime, lemon, walnut, tropical fruit, ginger, nutmeg, cherry, guava, kiwi, mango, nectarine, peach, pear, plum, pumpkin, raspberry, strawberry

Bourbon pairing - banana, black currant, blackberry, chocolate, cherry, lemon, orange, butterscotch, caramel, toffee, apricot, fig, grape, papaya, peach, pear, pineapple, pumpkin

Whiskey pairing - chocolate, orange, lemon, lime, ginger, mint

Brandy/Cognac pairing - apple, banana, blackberry, black currant, blueberry, cherry, chocolate, hazelnut, lemon, violet, lavender, nectarine, apricot, cranberry, fig, grape, lime, orange, passion fruit, peach, pineapple, plum, pumpkin, raspberry, strawberry

Tequila pairing - chocolate, lime, lemon, mint, cherry, strawberry, cinnamon

Amaretto pairing - apple, apricot, cherry, cranberry, orange, passion fruit, pear, plum, raspberry

Wine pairing - apple, apricot, black currant, blueberry, cherry, fig, grapefruit, grape, guava, lemon, lime, mango, nectarine, orange, papaya, passion fruit, peach, pear, plum, raspberry, strawberry


Hey, what if they put a link on the resource page that gave a list of flavor parings. Something that they could easily add stuff to but that would make it easier to search for particular flavors. I know that mixing flavors is based on each persons taste but it would give people some ideas to start with. It would also be easier than trying to search for a flavor on a forum.

just a thought


Cigar flavor pairing - apple, beer, cognac, cherry, bourbon, sherry, scotch, brandy, dulce de leche, brown sugar, raisin, oak, nuts, grape

Cigarette flavor pairing - menthol, apple, beer, black licorice, coffee, clove, cognac, bourbon, espresso, sherry, scotch, brandy, vanilla, chocolate, caramel, hazelnut, nuts, maple, rose

Pipe flavor pairing - apple, anise, beer, cognac, bourbon, sherry, scotch, brandy, cherry, caramel, hazelnut, vanilla, molasses, nuts, butterscotch, peach, maple, citrus

Menthol flavor pairing - Punch, Blueberry, Guava, Pear, Mango, Lychee, Peach, Grape, Pineapple