How to Enjoy a Cigar

Give Yourself Time

First and foremost enjoy your cigars in moderation and consider the amount of time you have to smoke. If you are going to have a lot of time to enjoy your cigar, then you might want to light up a Double Corona or Churchill which are generally larger and thicker cigars that will last longer. A Churchill with a large ring size will usually last about an hour or more. If you don’t have an hour to spend enjoying a cigar, then smoke something smaller like a short Robusto or a Corona with a smaller ring gauge. Another option may be to have a mild to medium bodied cigar during the day and at night choose a full bodied cigar.

Location

Next, figure out where you are going to be enjoying your chosen cigar. Some options are:

1. In an established cigar lounge, club or restaurant.

2. Sitting quietly by yourself outside of your home or maybe you have the good fortune to have actual ‘smoking lounge’ set up within your home.

3. The ultimate way to enjoy a cigar is sitting outside having some good conversation with family and/or friends after a fine dinner or during a special occasion. Especially if you have a roaring fire in a pit sitting in the backyard or campsite.

Beverages

Now, decide which alcoholic or non-alcoholic beverage you would like to sip on while smoking your puro. Some of our suggestions:

1. A glass of wine, preferably a Port or a glass of Merlot, Chardonnay or a Pinot. Some enjoy a flavored cigar like the Acid Kuba Kuba with a White Merlot. Experiment and see what wines go best with your favorite cigars.

2. A Coke or a 7Up.

3. Water

4. Mixed drinks – Maybe a glass of cranberry juice mixed with vodka or a glass of lemonade mixed with rum. Some like a shot of their favorite Whiskey or a vodka martini, shaken not stirred.

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