What's a good cocktail to pair with a cigar?

Cocktail Colin says:

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I found a cocktail with a rating of 4.71/5 that could be a great choice to pair with a cigar. It has a robust flavor profile and contains aged rum, lime juice, mint, and champagne, making it an excellent option to complement the rich and smoky notes of a cigar.
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Cigar pairing

You asked: best cocktail to pair with a cigar. We found 10 cocktails answering the question.

Old Cuban

The Old Cuban cocktail is a refreshing and elegant blend of Caribbean and Cuban flavors. This cocktail was created in...

Lime juice (22.5 ml), Mint Leaves (8), Aged rum (45ml), Sugar Syrup (30ml), Champagne / prosecco (60ml), Angostura Bitters (2 dashes)

6 ingredients
4.71 / 5

Smoked Pear

The Smoked Pear is a sophisticated cocktail that combines the crispness of pear with the depth of smokiness, featuring a...

Gin (45ml), Raspberry liqueur (7.5ml), Pear Liqueur (22.5ml), Mezcal (7.5ml), Lillet Blanc (22.5ml)

5 ingredients
4.58 / 5

Kola Old Fashioned

Created by Christina Schneider at the nhow Hotel in Berlin.

Cola (10ml), Tequila Añejo (60ml), Chocolate bitters (Dash)

3 ingredients
4.41 / 5

Mango Mixer

The Mango Mixer is a tropical-inspired cocktail that tantalizes the senses with a vibrant blend of fruity flavors. It combine...

Lime juice (15ml), White rum (60ml), Pomegranate Juice (30ml), Mango Juice (150ml)

4 ingredients
3.89 / 5

Special Cuba Libre

The Special Cuba Libre is a twist on the classic Cuba Libre cocktail, traditionally made with cola, lime, and rum....

Cola (Top up), Lime (1), Sugar (2 teaspoons), Aged rum (60ml)

4 ingredients
3.86 / 5

Fidel Castro

The Fidel Castro cocktail is a refreshing and spicy concoction that pairs the smooth complexity of aged rum with the...

Lime juice (15ml), Ginger Ale (120ml), Aged rum (60ml)

3 ingredients
3.72 / 5

Oaxaca Old Fashioned

The New York bar Mayahuel has introduced countless drinkers to the joys of agave spirits, and this Mexican-accented riff on...

Mezcal (15ml), Agave syrup (7.5ml), Tequila Reposado (45ml), Chocolate bitters (Dash)

4 ingredients
3.7 / 5

Havana Nights

The Havana Nights cocktail is a refreshing and spirited blend that captures the spirit of the Caribbean. It is a...

Cola (Top up), White rum (30ml), White rum (30ml)

3 ingredients
3.52 / 5


We've collated some quick fire Q&A's on the question to help you find exactly what you're looking for.

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What kind of cocktails complement cigars?

Cocktails with robust flavors such as those with aged rum, whiskey, or mezcal typically complement cigars well due to their rich and smoky undertones.

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Why do aged spirits pair well with cigars?

Aged spirits like rum and whiskey have complex flavors from the aging process that can match the rich, smoky flavor of cigars, enhancing the overall experience.

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Are there any non-alcoholic drinks that pair well with cigars?

Yes, non-alcoholic options like cold brew coffee or robust teas can also complement the flavor of cigars, offering a rich and deep flavor profile without alcohol.

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What should I consider when pairing a cocktail with a cigar?

Consider the strength and flavor profile of both the cigar and the cocktail. Strong cigars pair well with strong, full-bodied drinks, while milder cigars go well with lighter cocktails.

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Can flavored cigars be paired with cocktails?

Yes, flavored cigars can be paired with cocktails that enhance or complement their flavors. Sweet cocktails or those with fruit and spice notes can be great matches.

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