Former KOOL (green box) smoker of many years, who has sampled a lot of different menthol e-liquids trying to satisfy all the particulars of that experience (sensation, taste, 'throat-hit', etc.), since completely switching to vapor over a year ago due to ever increasing concern about improving (or at least detracting less from) health and longevity...
After much experimentation, a combination of American eLiquid Store's Menthol and Mentho-Mint eLiquid flavors is my only all day 'go to' choice anymore. In fact, I prefer it to the real things, which I WILL NOT use again (way more than enough risks, odors, etc. inherent in those already)
So far, the basic recipe for alternative 'work in progress' seems (fortuitously enough)
to amount to
2 parts (150 drops) Mentho-Mint 36mg/ml 70%pg/30%vg
1 part ( 75 drops) Mentho-Mint 36mg/ml 50%pg/50%vg
1 part ( 75 drops) Mentho-Mint 24mg/ml 70%pg/30%vg
1 part ( 75 drops) Menthol 36mg/ml 70%pg/30%vg
which fits into an empty 30 mL dropper bottle that might last me a couple or few days in Vivi Nova, V-Fate, Vivi Nova Mini, and v10, using 2.8 ohm coils, on Joy Ego-C (upgrade) w/USB Passthrough batteries set to variable voltage mode with pale orange button light color; mostly because I prefer minimizing as much as possible the disruptions of having to refill, while also avoiding the hassles of frequently having to change coils or disassemble anything for battery recharges when needed, just about as much as I enjoy having the 'truer' taste that the higher
ohms and voltages deliver.
Tweaking the mixture by allowing a small sliver of menthol crystal to melt into it for a while can add a little extra punch, or help to smooth out any slight overstatement of the relatively high pg level that only becomes noticeable once variable voltage output has decreased over an extended period of vaping while not plugged into USB passthrough. Trying to over correct for this by substituting 100%vg, 30%pg70%vg, or more 50%pg/50%vg in lieu of 70%pg/30%vg tends to mute out the 'KOOLness' factor too much... Better to just plug into passthrough, if possible, while continuing to vape; or to have more than one fully charged variable voltage set-up on hand for rotation during unavailability of passthrough opportunity; or to forego the convenience of USB passthrough for more easily regulated higher voltages of twists, mods, etc. instead.
Also, a friend who prefers NEWPORTS tells me that American eLiquid Store's Mentho-Mint 24mg/ml 50%pg/50%vg, which is one of several different flavor/nicotine concentration/base ratio samples I'd shared, provides a satisfyingly accurate approximation of those just as it is already; and, having tried both, I'd pretty much have to agree.
'Made in the USA' is always a BIG plus, too!
God Bless :-)
Hope this helps.
11th Feb 2014