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Good NON-Alcohol beverages for pairing

So i stopped drinking about 2 years ago. Found out my dad was a big time alcoholic and realised i was heading down the same path so i just quit. So i'm really just seeing what input people on here have besides coffee and tea for drinking with a good stogie 


  • CalvinAndHoboCalvinAndHobo Posts: 2,895 ✭✭✭✭✭
    I don't drink anymore either but I find that with most non coffee drinks, flavors just make the cigar taste odd/worse, so I stick with water/seltzer water. I think ginger beer might taste good but I've yet to pair that together yet. Now, with all of that said, black coffee will forever be the best pairing in my opinion. 
  • GuitardedGuitarded Posts: 4,628 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Vernors, Jarritos Tamarind soda, small batch ginger brew!
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  • jlmartajlmarta Posts: 7,881 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Personally, I’m a Pepsiholic......

    Black, freshly brewed coffee from The Excellent Cup is also extremely good (right, Peter @peter4jc?) 
  • MarkwellMarkwell Posts: 1,616 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Dr. Pepper all the way!
    “Happiness? A good cigar, a good meal, a good cigar and a good woman – or a bad woman; it depends on how much happiness you can handle.” – George Burns
  • 0patience0patience Posts: 10,665 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Pepsi, Root beer, sarsparilla are my favorites.

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  • firehouseguyfirehouseguy Posts: 996 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Chocolate milk
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  • silvermousesilvermouse Posts: 18,229 ✭✭✭✭✭
    coffee, toasted twig tea and other green teas, seltzer.
  • ForMudForMud Posts: 2,336 ✭✭✭✭✭
    I've tried a couple of things on the sweet side...It doesn't do it for me, makes them taste very bitter. Water is my go to.
  • Alucore56Alucore56 Posts: 27
    Chocalate milk idk about that one theres a few on here id try like dr. Pepper i guess that would make sense cause of the 23 flavors they make it with @silvermouse i drink alot of green tea so im gonna try with a cigar later 
  • MartelMartel Posts: 3,304 ✭✭✭✭
    I've paired a couple of cigars with Rooibos tea.  It's been awhile, but it worked in the right circumstances.  People always say root beer, but I've never tried it.  I like both cigars and root beer, but don't want to ruin either one!

    Coffee, of course.  I can see some sodas working okay, but I'm usually just a water guy anyway.
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  • avengethisavengethis Posts: 5,680 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Coffee, Root Beer, Cream Soda, Dr Pepper, Water
    Team O'Donnell FTW!

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  • EchambersEchambers Posts: 4,178 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Dr. Pepper, for sure.
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  • Bob_LukenBob_Luken Posts: 9,872 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Dr Pepper has always been mentioned over and over every time this subject comes up. You should definitely try it. I tried it. For me it was just OK but lots of guys really dig it. I tend to sip whiskey. But other than water, I've never really found a great paring for smokes.   
  • SasquatchSasquatch Posts: 307 ✭✭✭
    I would second the chocolate milk option. It sounds weird but actually pairs well with a full bodied smoke. Any citrusy type of beverage seems to clash in taste IMHO.
  • Sketch6995Sketch6995 Posts: 4,495 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Grape juice box  :D
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  • Diver43Diver43 Posts: 2,105 ✭✭✭✭✭
    If I don't have an adult beverage or coffee it will be a lemon seltzer of some kind.
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  • jlmartajlmarta Posts: 7,881 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Diver43 said:
    If I don't have an adult beverage or coffee it will be a lemon seltzer of some kind.
    Lemon seltzer reminds me - anybody ever tried limoncello?  I believe it can be made ‘virgin’ style with no alcohol but that’s just close to lemonade, to my way of thinking. We Italians prefer it in the original way.....
  • YaksterYakster Posts: 24,395 ✭✭✭✭✭
    If not result in a child...
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  • YankeeManYankeeMan Posts: 2,652 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Iced coffee, seltzer or just plain water.
  • jd50aejd50ae Posts: 7,900 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Iced Coffee
    Root Beer
    Real Ginger Ale 
    Iced Tea
    Anything with a not too sweet flavor. Something that will wash the mouth and allow the cigar to come through clean and fresh.
  • WylaffWylaff Posts: 5,250 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Iced coffee with lots of milk.
    Black Tea.
    Italian Soda
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  • Bob_LukenBob_Luken Posts: 9,872 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited April 2018

    Eye-talian? Phssssh! Buena bebida con cigarro!

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  • Thanatos0320Thanatos0320 Posts: 577 ✭✭✭
    It depends on what you're smoking. I generally drink coke or mellow yellow. However, chocolate drinks pair well with maduros imo..I don't drink coffee, but I imagine coffee pairs well with a lot of cigars too.
  • SmokingDocSmokingDoc Posts: 4 ✭✭
    Been reading this forum for a long while.  Just now decided to go ahead and finally respond to a thread.  

    Yoo-hoo.  Chocolatey.  Not too sweet.  Not milky.  Perfect when cooled and smoking outside.  Pairs well with a mild or robust cigar.
  • NorCalR1NorCalR1 Posts: 4,197 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Maple water on ice ( just has a hint of sweetness to it). Refreshing and brings out some of the more subtle flavors in different smokes.

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  • dbeckomdbeckom Posts: 2,193 ✭✭✭✭✭
    I prefer strong coffee or Diet Pepsi. I find that Diet Pepsi has little to no aftertaste to interfere with the flavors of my cigar (or pipe), and the carbonation helps to refresh the palate. 

    Also, Seagrams Ginger Ale works great with some blends. It is crisp and refreshing and not as sugary as other common brands. 

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  • Sketch6995Sketch6995 Posts: 4,495 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Purple juice box
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