How to Pair an ACID Part 4: Red Infusion

Nasty Negroni 1 oz Gin / 1 oz. Campari / 1 oz Sweet Vermouth
Add all the ingredients into a mixing glass with ice, and stir until well-chilled. Strain into a rocks glass filled with large ice cubes. Garnish with an orange peel.

How to Pair an ACID Part 4: Red Infusion

ACID Cigars are like nothing else on the market. They mix premium tobaccos with high quality infusions to create a profile that is distinct. In the ACID line there are many different infusions, you have the ACID Blue line sweet and delicious, the ACID Red line smoky and flavorful, the ACID Gold line herbal and complex and many more. With such distinct flavors comes the question what do you pair with an ACID, how do you compliment the particular notes that each vitola and infusion present? With our resident pairing expert Frankie Dranks we take a deep dive into How to Pair an ACID. We will offer a non-alcoholic pairing option, an alcoholic pairing and a featured cocktail with each article.

Acid Red – The ACID Red series does not have a sweet cap. They are predominately full and rich tobaccos with bold flavor and a bold infusion that lets the tobaccos shine. Not for the faint of heart ACID Red is full flavor and full bodied.

Nasty- The Nasty is a smoke bomb disguised as a cigar. The odd shape creates a flavor funnel to your palate. Rich dark barbecue smokiness comes in this short format.
Jack’s Pick: Eye Opener (Black Coffee with a Shot of Espresso) Frank’s Drank: Negroni or Sierra Nevada Porter

Liquid- A smoky profile with a smooth wrapper creates a cinnamon forward flavor on the palate. Creamy and spicy the full flavor of the Red infusion shines through.
Jack’s Pick: Horchata. Frank’s Drank: Brandy Alexander

Blondie Red- A small smoke bomb with notes of black cherry and plum. The ACID Blondie red is the perfect 30 Minute smoke for a nice peaty and delicious smoking experience.
Jack’s Pick: Chai Tea Frank’s Drank: Syrah

About Drew Estate

Founded in New York City in 1996, Drew Estate has become one of the fastest growing tobacco companies in the world. Under their mantra “The Rebirth of Cigars”TM, Drew Estate has led the “Boutique Cigar” movement by innovating new elements to the tobacco industry with their unique tobaccos and blending styles that have attracted new and traditional cigar enthusiasts. In their Gran Fabrica Drew Estate, the Nicaraguan headquarters, Drew Estate produces a variety of brands such as ACID, Herrera Estelí, Herrera Estelí Norteño, Isla del Sol, Kentucky Fired Cured, Liga Privada, MUWAT, Larutan by Drew Estate, Nica Rustica, Pappy Van Winkle Barrel Fermented Cigars, Tabak Especial, Undercrown, Florida Sun Grown, and Java by Drew Estate.

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