What is your favorite cigar drink and why?


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Most of time I drink water only. If I have to drink I pick scotch.

 

My CC drink is usually Bowmore 18 years. I personally find the toasted wood flavor goes well with most CCs.

 

With most NCs I drink glenfiddich 18.

 

 

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Sparkling water most of the time. Why? Because I don't drink much alcohol. If I have time for a morning smoke I drink espresso and water with it.

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Coke most of the time. It does a good job of cleansing the palate. Other times it might be a whiskey or sweet cocktail

Sometimes I'll drink a sweet tea which I recommend trying out.

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Coffee as well.  I also like Famous Grouse scotch as it is very mild flavored with a bit of sweetness that interferes with few cigars.

If it’s a social/party atmosphere I match the cigar to whatever I’m drinking.

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Pepsi Max. Other beverages that I enjoy with cigars include: other sodas, coffee in its many forms, ice tea, beer, rum coke, whisky, rum.

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Americano most of the time. Occasionally a coke or root beer made with sugar cane. If I do have alcohol it is a nice rum or cognac.


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Black coffee- Pairs well with all cigars, any time of day

Sparkling water- Cleanses and refreshes the palate

Champagne- I feel it still cleanses my palate, while enhancing the experiencing a bit

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I don't drink much alcohol if ever, and I do like Scotch and Cognac, but alcohol just totally numbs my mouth and sense of smell so I can't do it with cigars or food. 

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I pretty much only have a cigar in the evenings, and club soda with gin and a lime is my go to. I switch to a finger or two of bourbon for the final third. 

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Usually just water.  I don't pair beverages with cigars.  I'll have a cigar with whatever alcoholic beverage I happen to be drinking. 

That being said, I prefer to have Champagne or Madeira with cigars.  Both have the acidity to keep mouth fresh and bubbles are an additional helper in that regard.

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Alcohol I tend to drink armangnac, bourbon and scotch

Non alcohol it's either sparkling water, or coffee

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I don't drink alcohol so it's black coffee, lapsang tea or a fruit tea if it's cold out, tonic water or NA beer when it warms up. There's a lot of good ones out there now but Brewdog Nanny State is excellent with a cigar. I do need to find a good NA stout to try, I think that'll work well...

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I'm actually a fan of American lagers. They typically have a dry finish, don't overpower the lighter or aged cigars where flavor nuances can be subtle, and are refreshing. Coors Banquet is a solid choice and has national distribution in the USA, and Saranac Haus Lager is solid if they sell it in your area.

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Usually tea in the winter and sparkling water or plain water in the summer. I like coffee if the cigar doesn't have coffee flavours. Alcoholic drinks are good too, but I don't drink anything much above 20% ABV with a cigar as it affects my sense of taste, so mainly beer and wine or maybe a cocktail (though I'll have whiskey on occasion if smoking with friends).

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Coffee, stout, El Dorado 15yo rum, Manhattan - all with ice water on the side. Probably because I prefer bolder cigars to subtle. 

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Coffee and Coke classic are the best for me. I enjoy an occasional scotch, but it goes better with smoking than with tasting - just like I don't always want to "taste" wine, sometimes I want to drink it, sometimes I just want to smoke a cigar and not try to tease out all the flavors.

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Coffee for my wake up stick. Usually topo chico or wine in the evening. Lately I've been doing sangria or gin/tonic.

My sangria recipe is from a 1974 issue of gourmet magazine, I think that's the name anyway. Sadly it's a party size recipe that makes 5 gallons and I just can't be bothered to scale it down. I also add a pound of sugar and half a bottle of blackberry brandy and a large dash of bourbon. Adult koolaid. 

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