One incomparable cigar. One classic cocktail. CAO’s latest #MixUpAGoodTime pairing puts a BX3 in one hand and an Old Fashioned in the other. 

Check out the video below and keep reading to learn how you can #MixUpAGoodTime at home.

Why BX3 with a Bourbon Old Fashioned?

If you haven’t tried CAO’s latest blend, this is your sign to light one up. Crafted with the richest Brazilian tobaccos, CAO’s BX3 embodies exotic flavor, starting with a dark, oily Brazilian Mata Fina wrapper. From there, a smooth, earthy Brazilian Arapiraca binds a blend of premium filler tobaccos that perfectly complements the oaky, nutty notes of the bourbon. BX3’s deep flavors of espresso, chocolate, and cinnamon contrast nicely with the tang of the bitters creating a next-level smoking experience. Get your hands on CAO BX3 by visiting our Store Locator and try this tasty combo.  

How to make your own Bourbon Old Fashioned

The Bourbon Old Fashioned is just as popular today as it was 200 years ago. It’s a sophisticated, simple cocktail that calls for bourbon, sugar, water, and bitters. 

For a single serving, you’ll need:

  • One mixing glass
  • One bar spoon 
  • Ice
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 3 dashes Angostura bitters
  • 1 tsp water
  • 2 oz. bourbon 
  • Garnish: orange twist


  1. Mix the sugar, bitters, and water in a rocks glass until the sugar is dissolved
  2. Fill the glass with ice, add the bourbon, and stir 
  3. Garnish with an orange twist
  4. Grab your BX3 and enjoy!

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Looking for the perfect combination? Use the link below to find more pairings based on your favorite smokes. 

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Let us know in the comments, and stay tuned for more ways to #MixUpAGoodTime.


CAO’s #MixUpAGoodTime is back with another crazy partner for a popular cigar. If you’re down to get tropical, you’ve got to check out the latest in the CAO social video drink pairing series that puts an Amazon Basin in one hand and a glass of sangria in the other.

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Today, CAO is back at it with the second part of their video series #MixUpAGoodTime, where they feature a certain cigar in their lineup and then suggest (and show how to make) the perfect seasonal beverage to pair with that cigar.

Check out the video and the blog so you can craft this excellent drink and cigar pairing from the comfort of your home, or anywhere you like to #MixUpAGoodTime.

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    (15 months ago)

    I'm an old fashioned type guy and will definitely try this pairing.