What you choose to drink while smoking can completely change the flavor and overall experience of the cigar. In the end all comes down to personnel preferences, but inside the cigars enthusiasts community there are a few popular ways to take your cigar experience to another level.
Nothing is more perfect than Cuban Rum paired with Cuban Cigars. Rum is a liquor made by fermenting then distilling sugarcane molasses. The distillate, a clear liquid, is normally aged in oak barrels. Light rums are commonly used in cocktails, where as "darker" rums are generally consumed neat or on the rocks.
This two complement which others flavor, however there are a few rules to follow. Dark rum should be paired with sweet and smokey cigars. Spiced rum with cigars that provide spicy or wood flavors. Light rum with softer cigars.
This strong cocktails has whiskey, Cognac and absinthe. The Sazerac
was invented in New Orleans in the mid-1800’s. It's name comes from the type of Cognac used (Sazerac-de-Forge et Fils). The ingredients are Cognac, Rye whiskey, Absinthe ,Sugar cube and Peychaud’s bitters.
Whiskey and cigars are a classic, but just like rum there are rules to be followed for enhancing the quality of the experience. For example full-bodied cigars match well with single malts. Medium-bodied cigars and Irish whiskey complement each other.
Coffee and Cigars complement each other especially if you are not in the mood for booze or if you just want to star the day the right way.
Tea and cigar seams like a strange combination, however thats not true. This blend of herbal essences and spicy wood flavors will make your evening much more peaceful and relaxed.
Some specialists say that water is the purest way to smoke a cigar. Its neutral flavor give the smoker a raw and natural experience.