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Post by Chip » Thu Jan 04, 2007 9:49 pm

I'm just curious, what are some favorite beverages consumed while enjoying your pipe? Now this could be a morning pipe or an afternoon or evening pipe... perhaps the better question would be:
Based on your experience, what tobacco pairs up well what beverage?

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Post by UncleBob » Thu Jan 04, 2007 11:35 pm

Diet Coke and mead are my two favorites!

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Post by adauria » Fri Jan 05, 2007 8:41 am

Good question!

I find a mid-afternoon pipe (especially English tobac) goes nicely with a beer or a cup of good black coffee. A VA smoke might prefer some tea at that hour, black or green, but ideally black.

Evening English smokes can be matched with darker beers, dry red wine, or scotch. VAs at night pair nicely with port or a gin martini (5:1, shaken, 3 olives).

Strangely, nothing tastes better with a cigar than port. I have no idea why this is, but it is. Scotch is fine with a cigar, as are beer and red wine (though I generally find most wines get lost in a strong cigar).

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Post by kendrck » Fri Jan 05, 2007 11:48 am

mine are always pretty much port or Baileys
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Post by Skip » Fri Jan 05, 2007 12:09 pm

Guinness, Jack Daniels, Glenlivet, Port, Wine, Pepsi, Mountain Dew and Water. English (and similar) blends generally call for the first four.
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Post by PhilioG » Fri Jan 05, 2007 12:44 pm

Skip wrote:Guinness, Jack Daniels, Glenlivet, Port, Wine, Pepsi, Mountain Dew and Water. English (and similar) blends generally call for the first four.
Wow, that's some mixture. I bet it has a real good kick to it huh?
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Post by Skip » Fri Jan 05, 2007 12:45 pm

PhilioG wrote:
Skip wrote:Guinness, Jack Daniels, Glenlivet, Port, Wine, Pepsi, Mountain Dew and Water. English (and similar) blends generally call for the first four.
Wow, that's some mixture. I bet it has a real good kick to it huh?
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Post by PhilioG » Fri Jan 05, 2007 12:46 pm

I find a good Captain and coke with a bowl its really good.
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Post by CycleBrewer » Fri Jan 05, 2007 12:48 pm

For me, a heavy beer is fine. Tea is also a good choice. But with all due respect to Adauria's recipe, the proper way to make a martini to accompany a pipe is with both gin and vodka, and a splash of sweet vermouth. Add a lemon twist if you like, but it's fine on its own.

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Post by GScott » Fri Jan 05, 2007 2:30 pm

Daytime: dark, rich coffee; Diet Coke; or Fresca. Night time: nice red wine (Cab or nice old vine zin), or port.

I drink little else wth the occasional exception of water.

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Post by adauria » Fri Jan 05, 2007 2:44 pm

CycleBrewer wrote:But with all due respect to Adauria's recipe, the proper way to make a martini to accompany a pipe is with both gin and vodka, and a splash of sweet vermouth. Add a lemon twist if you like, but it's fine on its own.
I will respectfully disagree with my brother. I am so dogmatic about a Martini being made from gin + vermouth, that I refuse to even acknowledge a kangaroo as a vodka martini:

http://www.1001cocktails.com/recipes/co ... e=kangaroo

While I'm sure your drink is a fine companion to smoking, it is merely a cocktail and should not be called a martini. :)

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Post by MDPiper » Fri Jan 05, 2007 3:40 pm

I typically have a Jack and Coke on the weekends, but during the week, just a plain coke is my choice to go with my pipe.
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Post by Cadfael » Fri Jan 05, 2007 4:01 pm

I had a sip last night of the Bacardi 151 I bought as pipe cleaner. Wow, had never tried that stuff before. I'm CERTAIN that it is excellent pipe cleaner! :)
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Post by GScott » Fri Jan 05, 2007 4:35 pm

It's Friday afternoon and I am home with a cup of coffee with a drollop of brandy. Enjoying that with Grey Havens in a meer. Not too bad, but the tobac is a bit tasteless.

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Post by ColinL » Fri Jan 05, 2007 6:40 pm

Newyears eve i polished off a hip flash of Bruichladdich Links IV, while smoking McClellands 2006 xmas cheer with a friend. We were outside in the woods across from a friends house by a creek so it was very humid and cold which complimented both the whisky and the tobacco very nicely. I'd say it was the best pipe i had that whole year.

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Post by jbrajkovich » Fri Jan 05, 2007 7:03 pm

I just recently discovered German fruit brandies go well with an evening pipe. These are not sweet brandies, but rather clear (80 proof) natural and just slightly flavored from the fruit distillation.

A stout is always welcome to join me during a smoke.

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Post by SinisterHand » Fri Jan 05, 2007 8:41 pm

In my own humble opinion, black coffee is good with a pipe any time of day. I also like tea (Sweet and iced, of coarse.I do live in SC after all.)
A good port is great in the evening.
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Post by PipeAndPint » Sat Jan 06, 2007 12:44 am

A bottle of Bass to bring in my birthday... :P
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Post by Chip » Sat Jan 06, 2007 2:47 am

I've enjoyed learning of everyone's fav. beverages along w/ their pipe... I'll have to try some of these...
I enjoy my black, Columbian, medium roast, fresh ground coffee, w/ my pipe almost anytime, but especially in the quiet morning hours.... in the evening I may have a glass or merlot, or burgandy, sometimes a dark beer...Newcastle Ale, Great Lakes Dortmunder or Elliot Ness... if you've never sampled some of the Great Lakes Ales from Ohio... you really need to try one http://www.greatlakesbrewing.com/beerOurBeers.php Any of them pair nicely with a pipe.

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Post by Chip » Sat Jan 06, 2007 2:53 am

Happy Birthday to you PipeandPipe....
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