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Drink with Cigar

Last post 06-28-2013, 10:09 AM by jgibv. 18 replies.
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  • Drink with Cigar

     06-26-2013, 12:36 AM

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    As of late I have been really disappointed with how my cigars are tasting. Just coudn't figure out why? Then the other afternoon I smoked a stogie with a tall glass of El Dorado rum and coke. WOW, what a difference a good drink can do with a cigar. Never thought anything of it. But it sure helps!!!
  • Re: Drink with Cigar

     06-26-2013, 12:45 AM

    It does make a big difference. Many people don't drink anything but water and I tried that for a long time as I was just getting serious into cigars. Eventually I realized it had a worsening effect on the flavor for me especially towards the end of the smoke. Now I stick with coffee, tea, or beer.
  • Re: Drink with Cigar

     06-26-2013, 12:48 AM

    bbass2:
    It does make a big difference. Many people don't drink anything but water and I tried that for a long time as I was just getting serious into cigars. Eventually I realized it had a worsening effect on the flavor for me especially towards the end of the smoke. Now I stick with coffee, tea, or beer.


    And Coke, don't forget Coke. A good root beer once in a while too. Some like a good scotch but I find that I lose flavor in the scotch and maybe in the cigar too but definitely in the scotch.
  • Re: Drink with Cigar

     06-26-2013, 12:56 AM

    Some sticks I like something kind of citrusy, like Sprite or 7-up.
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  • Re: Drink with Cigar

     06-26-2013, 2:24 AM

    Only Root Beer for me...and there really isn't a suitable substitute if that is not available.
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  • Re: Drink with Cigar

     06-26-2013, 2:24 AM

    Dr pepper all the way, but I do like my mixed drinks ( rum and cream soda, whiskey n coke, of whiskey gingers)
    I have made it a rule never to smoke more that one cigar at a time.- Mark Twain
  • Re: Drink with Cigar

     06-26-2013, 2:28 PM

    Brandy works for me.
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  • Re: Drink with Cigar

     06-26-2013, 2:43 PM

    Yes! Pairing a drink is especially nice when it's a stick youve had many times. Coke is one of my favorites, alomg with bourbon straight or with ginger ale, or sometimes a cold corona with lime. Mmmmm
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  • Re: Drink with Cigar

     06-26-2013, 2:55 PM

    Yep, a good drink can make the experience of smoking a cigar much more enjoyable.
    But then again, a "bad" drink (if the drink/cigar flavors clash) can do more harm than good and ruin the experience ...

    It's a balancing act.



    My "go to" drinks lately have been:
    Water (room temperature)
    Lemonade, limeade, or iced tea (great for these warm summer days).
    Coffee, espresso, etc. (especially nice with a mild smoke in the morning)
    Beer (when grilling with a cigar)
    Old fashioned (good with a cigar after dinner)
    Mojito (a refreshing drink to go with an afternoon smoke)



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  • Re: Drink with Cigar

     06-26-2013, 4:14 PM

    jgibv:
    Yep, a good drink can make the experience of smoking a cigar much more enjoyable.
    But then again, a "bad" drink (if the drink/cigar flavors clash) can do more harm than good and ruin the experience ...

    It's a balancing act.



    My "go to" drinks lately have been:
    Water (room temperature)
    Lemonade, limeade, or iced tea (great for these warm summer days).
    Coffee, espresso, etc. (especially nice with a mild smoke in the morning)
    Beer (when grilling with a cigar)
    Old fashioned (good with a cigar after dinner)
    Mojito (a refreshing drink to go with an afternoon smoke)

    We have got to hang out sometime! Those are all on my list as well! However, this recent diet has killed my choices so lately it has just been crystal light lemonade, but still really good!
    Dr. M

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  • Re: Drink with Cigar

     06-26-2013, 4:56 PM

    Since the early 90's I've enjoyed a drink that enhances the smoke off just about any cigar I smoke. A good libation will take the cigar to the next step and allow it to present a good finish on the palate so we pick up tastes that we might ordinarily miss when we smoke. Sometimes if a cigar has too much spice or pepper it needs something to take it down and that usually means something that leaves a coating on the tongue....Amarula is one of those drinks I usually will have with my cigars esp. when I know that the profile tends to be full bodied or rich in spices and pepper. Amarula is much like Baileys only better and when sipped it compliments a cigar very well. I also like Drambuie with my cigars...it's been a staple for me since the mid 70's and these two drinks along with the occasional ice tea in the summer really helps keep the taste of cigars at a high level.
  • Re: Drink with Cigar

     06-27-2013, 6:31 AM

    Cigary:
    Since the early 90's I've enjoyed a drink that enhances the smoke off just about any cigar I smoke. A good libation will take the cigar to the next step and allow it to present a good finish on the palate so we pick up tastes that we might ordinarily miss when we smoke. Sometimes if a cigar has too much spice or pepper it needs something to take it down and that usually means something that leaves a coating on the tongue....Amarula is one of those drinks I usually will have with my cigars esp. when I know that the profile tends to be full bodied or rich in spices and pepper. Amarula is much like Baileys only better and when sipped it compliments a cigar very well. I also like Drambuie with my cigars...it's been a staple for me since the mid 70's and these two drinks along with the occasional ice tea in the summer really helps keep the taste of cigars at a high level.

    I like the it myself. Not always with all cigars though. I keep 2 Brandys, a Campari and Blackberry Brandy in the lounge just for pairing depending on what I'm smoking. The 2 Brandys are a Napolean and a Spanish Brandy. Mornings I may have coffee or Campari as a pairing.
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  • Re: Drink with Cigar

     06-27-2013, 6:57 AM

    Just have to add Tazo tea with honey to the list. Tupelo honey if you can get it, orange blossom goes well with connecticuts, buckwheat honey goes well with maduros.
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  • Re: Drink with Cigar

     06-27-2013, 7:27 AM

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    Crown royal , crown royal maple, and jack Daniels are some of my favorite pairs . They're even better with a splash of coke.
  • Re: Drink with Cigar

     06-27-2013, 8:47 AM

    I like a fuller bodied beer, bourbon, coffee , and Dr Pepper... tea just seems to waste the flavors of the cigar.


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