EARTHINESS SPAGETT: 16 Ounces of a Light Lager / .5 oz of Aperol / .5 oz Lemon Juice
How to Pair an ACID Part 2: ACID Gold 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 Gold – The ACID Gold line has a light, easy going infusion. This produces a smooth and nuanced smoke that can add complexity to a lighter cigar or mellow out a big and bold cigar.
Cold Infusion– The ACID Cold Infusion is a tea infused Connecticut. It has the smooth Connecticut wrapper with a refreshing sweetness.
Jack’s Pick: Sweet Tea.
Frank’s Drank: Irish Whiskey Highball
Atom Maduro– The Atom Maduro has a lemongrass sweetness that adds a nice flavor to the power of the maduro wrapper. You can still taste a slight tea flavor as well as the nicotine punch you would expect from this Maduro.
Jack’s Pick: Hot Toddy.
Frank’s Drank: Whiskey & Cola
Blondie Gold– The Blondie Gold is smooth and perfectly balanced. Built for Goldie Locks herself the Blondie gold isn’t too strong, it isn’t too sweet its just right.
Jack’s Pick: Lemon Sparkling Water
Frank’s Drank: Gewurtztraminer
Earthiness– Smooth as butter with a relaxing finish Earthiness is like a Barry White song. Luxurious. The name earthiness describes the cigar perfectly.
Jack’s Pick: Cream Soda.
Frank’s Drank: Lager
Next week we will discuss what pairs best with the ACID Purple Infusion!
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.