People seem to either love or hate menthol flavors. It’s safe to assume that if you preferred smoking menthol cigarettes, you probably enjoy menthol flavored e-juice. But even if you never enjoyed menthol in the past, there are huge variety of menthol blends designed for almost every taste. Maybe you’d prefer a harsh menthol e-liquid that’s as cold as ice; or maybe you’d rather have one that’s toned down and smooth. Not only can you find pure menthol flavors that cover every end of the spectrum, but some flavors combine fruits, creams and other unique ingredients.
Since I tend to enjoy them all, I’ve gathered a list of my top menthol e-juice flavors and broke them down by category: Strong, Smooth and Sweet
Strongest Menthol Flavors
If you’re looking for a pure, unaltered menthol e-liquid that’s supercharged with minty flavoring, these are the best flavors that I’ve found:
Halo is definitely known for their unique and tasty tobacco blends, but their menthol e-juice is just as impressive. Halo offers a few different options, but Subzero is definitely the strongest, most in-your-face selection. They claim it has “three times the cool mint effect” as their other menthol varieties, so it’s definitely strong and provides quite an impressive throat hit. No tobacco, just strong minty goodness that mixes well with others. One Halo customer described it like this:
This is my go-to, every day, anytime flavor! I’ve tried many different menthol flavors, but SubZero is by far the best menthol e-liquid out there. Most other e-liquids I’ve tried cut the menthol with tobacco or other ingredients, the flavors are too sweet – or they’re just not strong enough. Not SubZero! It’s straight-up cool, minty freshness! Like vaping on pure Altoids essence.
Extreme Ice is Mt. Baker Vapor’s version of Subzero. Although Subzero tastes a bit more smooth to me, Extreme ice is a nice alternative that you can fine tune by adjusting the PG/VG level or adding extra flavor shots. It’s quite a bit cheaper, but it may take some experimentation to get the perfect blend to match your tastes. I prefer 50/50 PG/VG with two extra flavor shots – and don’t forget to let it steep! MBV mixes each batch fresh, so 2-3 weeks of steeping may be necessary to get that strong minty flavor that you’re craving. From a customer at Mt. Baker Vapor:
I was a menthol smoker for 41 years and wanted to quit smoking. This was the juice that finally helped me quit! It’s a wonderful all day vape, although I like adding in some pineapple for a little extra sweetness. I add it to almost all the juices I try, and I have one tank with just Extreme Ice. It’s my go-to, never-fail perfect vape!
I’m not a fan of many Vapor Fi flavors, but Menthol Freeze is definitely one that I’d recommend to menthol lovers. Like my previous suggestions, it mixes well with other flavors, and if you’re currently smoking menthol cigarettes it’s an outstanding replacement. It’s moderately priced, is available at 50/50 or 70/30 VG/PG, and like Mt. Baker you can add extra flavor shots to give it that extra “freeze”. I prefer a double shot at 50/50. Here’s a review from the Vapor Fi website:
I’ve tried many menthol flavors and this is by far the best. For the true menthol smoker, this is the liquid that I’d recommend. I’ve vaped it on its own, and mixed, and it provides a perfectly cool blast to your face! It’s tastier, healthier, and smoother than a menthol cigarette, and it’s by far my top menthol flavor pick.
Smooth Menthol E-Liquid
If you’re looking something more toned down, but still minty and fresh, these e-juice flavors have plenty of menthol, but with subtle undertones of tobacco and other ingredients to soften things up and make them more complex.
Let me start out by saying Black Note is not cheap! At $29 per 30ml, it’s by far the most expensive e-liquid on this list. Why so pricey? Black Note is one of the only e-juice companies that uses natural extracts from real mint and tobacco leaves. Solo is their one-and-only menthol variety, but it’s by far the most authentic tasting menthol flavor I’ve ever tried. It’s not quite as strong as the other options I’ve suggested, but it’s by no means weak either. It combines natural menthol extract with real Virginia tobacco, which softens it up and provides the perfect throat hit – just like a menthol cigarette! From a Solo review at Black Note:
Finally the search is over. It’s simply the best menthol e-juice out there! For anyone looking for a true menthol cigarette taste, Solo is it. An outstanding authentic blend, it’s not an “ice” like other menthol flavors where it tastes like you’re vaping a handful of mints. Feels like smoking a real cigarette without the stink and ash.
As I mentioned earlier, Halo has a great selection of menthol e-juice flavors, but Menthol V is one of the more unique options. If you’d prefer a traditional tobacco menthol, their Mystic e-liquid may be the best choice, but Menthol V is a bit more interesting with peppermint and eucalyptus mixed in. It’s described as a hybrid tobacco blend, and it’s certainly complex with a bit of subtle sweetness. It seems to hit all of your senses, with a mild cooling effect combined with earthy tobacco tones and a hint of sugary peppermint. Very tasty! A Menthol V fan had this to say:
I love this liquid! At first, the cool burst of menthol and eucalyptus was very dominant and cooling, but over a few short hours, I started noticing subtle tones of delicate sweetness in the vapor and a peppermint exhale and aftertaste. This juice makes my mouth water, unlike some other flavors that seem to dry it out. This an interesting hybrid blend, because it isn’t completely menthol, yet it reminds me of a menthol cigarette. I highly recommend it to anyone seeking a refreshing liquid that isn’t completely a menthol, or completely a tobacco.
Described as a “creamy, sweet, cool, and strong mint/menthol,” Smoothol is a nice mix of mint and menthol flavors with a subtly sweet undertone. It doesn’t have any tobacco mixed in, but it does provide a cooling effect similar to a real cigarette. The creamy sweetness is barely noticeable, but it softens it up just enough so that the menthol is not so in your face. Nicely balanced mix that goes down smooth; perfect by itself or mixed with other flavors. Here’s a review from Nicquid.com:
I am menthol crazy! I absolutely love this flavor, cool, almost creamy. It has a finish as if you’d just brushed your teeth; it’s that fresh! The aftertaste vanishes quickly; inviting you to the next draw. Very smooth. I absolutely love this flavor and will be ordering more soon! One of the best menthol flavors I have tried.
Top Sweet / Fruity Menthols
OK… this is where things really get interesting! Don’t get me wrong, I still love traditional menthol flavors, but more often than not I’m craving fruits or other sweet flavors mixed in. There are plenty of options out there (and sometimes I even create my own), but these are some of my favorite sweet menthol blends:
Undoubtedly one of the most popular fruit / menthol flavors on the market, Thug Juice is one of several unique menthol blends from Mt. Baker Vapor. With the perfect amount of watermelon, grape and menthol, it’s definitely on the sweeter side, but it has plenty of menthol and it’s so smooth and refreshing that I always seem to come back for more! Thug Juice is my absolute favorite from Mt. Baker Vapor, but you might also want to try Hawk Sauce (blueberry/raspberry menthol) and Black Ice (blackberry menthol). One Thug Juice customer had this to say:
Didn’t think I’d enjoy a fruit menthol e-juice, but I decided to give Thug Juice a try after reading some reviews. I got it, steeped it for 2 weeks and wow! I’m a believer! I taste mostly grape with a hint of watermelon and a nice menthol throughout. It’s quite tasty with 1 extra flavor shot, and while I believe it can be vaped straight from the mail, it gets much better with a few weeks of steeping.
OK… here comes my third (and final) Halo recommendation. Believe it or not, I tried to mix things up and include a variety of different companies, but Halo does menthol e-liquid extremely well and I had to include Malibu! It’s definitely one of their sweeter options, but nowhere as sweet as Thug Juice (above). Described as a “frozen Piña Colada twisted inside of a light menthol wrapper,” it’s perfectly balanced and smooth with subtly sweet pineapple, hints of coconut and smooth menthol. A unique, tropical blend you’re sure to enjoy. From one Malibu fan:
This flavor is one of the most unique flavors I have ever tried. The entire experience reverberates tropical tones and makes your palate believe that you are tasting a fresh pina colada. It starts off with fresh pineapple, followed by hints of coconut and citrus, combined with a subtle menthol undertone. I’ve tried many tropical blends, and this one is by far THE ABSOLUTE BEST. It’s just fruity enough to be sweet, with a perfectly light cooling effect from the menthol.
JVapes isn’t quite as well known as some of the other companies I’ve listed so far, but they’re certainly one of our favorites here at CigBuyer.com. As the name implies, Mint Berry is a unique blend of berries and mint, and it’s just as good (if not better!) than some of the more popular fruity menthol e-juice flavors out there. Upon inhale it’s wonderful berry medley with just the right amount of tangy sweetness, followed by a refreshingly cool minty aftertaste that makes this flavor true to its namesake. A nicely balanced combination of fruits and menthol, without being overly sweet or too menthol-y. Here’s the description from the JVapes website:
Refreshing mint energizes a lusciously juicy combination of berries in Mint Berry E-Liquid by Jvapes. Several varieties of sweet, succulent berries are immersed in a dose of crisp, cool mint to create a lively mingling of pure zeal.
Space Jam is well-known among the vaping enthusiasts, and Pluto is my absolute favorite option from their entire e-juice line-up. It may not have the strongest menthol qualities, but it’s smooth, sweet and super delicious! A unique watermelon bubblegum mix, it has a soft minty coolness that doesn’t overpower it or take away from the fruity deliciousness. The watermelon definitely dominates the flavor profile, but it has a soft bubblegum backdrop and a faint mint undertone that ties it all together perfectly. Here’s a review from JuiceDB:
Pluto is my hands down go-to juice when I’m in the mood for something crisp and refreshing. It has a dominate melon flavor with subtle layers of bubblegum and a refreshing mint exhale. Just imagine a Watermelon Jolly Rancher mixed with Orbitz Sweet Mint Gum. EXACTLY what it tastes like!
So what do you consider the best menthol e-liquid flavors? Feel free to share your favorites in the comments section below.