Pairing Drinks

The key to pairing drinks with cigars is to make sure that the taste of the drink contrast the taste of the cigar rather than compliment; it is the body of the drink and cigar that must complement each other.  This will balance out the after taste of your mild, medium, or full bodied cigars of choice.  For instance, drinking a full bodied Scotch after smoking a medium bodied cigar would overpower the taste of the cigar.  However a medium bodied drink would pair perfectly with a medium bodied cigar. Below is a list of drinks that complement each cigar strength:

Mild Cigars

 

Dry White Wine

Blush Wine

Gin

Rum

Tea

Coffee

Medium Cigars

 

Riesling Wine

Light Red Wine

Dark Rum

Tequila

Scotch

Whiskey

Brandy

Cognac

Full Cigars

 

Dry Red Wine

Desert Wine

Scotch

Bourbon

Cognac

Coffee