Get ready folks, ‘cause CAO is back at it with the third episode of their social 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 with CAO.
The CAO cigar and drink pairing featured
In this third episode of #MixUpAGoodTime, CAO has decided to focus on rum as the main ingredient to create another one of summer’s most refreshing cocktails to enjoy with a cigar:
Mojito X CAO Colombia
Why CAO Colombia and a mojito?
Why? Why the f*ck not would be my response, as well as Ernest Hemingways. Mojitos aren’t only delicious and refreshing, but the key ingredients used seem to be a perfect contrast against the tasting notes experienced when smoking a CAO Colombia.
Seeing as Colombia is a mellow-to-medium bodied blend that tends to have some briny nuances in it’s flavor profile, the juxtaposition of that with the rum, mint, lime juice and the amazing effervescence of the club soda just really elevate each and every amazing puff of the cigar. Could honestly be one of my favorite drink and cigar pairings I’ve had in my short trip on this little blue ball.
How to mix up your own mojito
If you’re looking for a refreshing drink to pair with your CAO Colombia that’s a cinch to mix up at any summer outing or backyard hang out session, this is it. Just combine some of your go-to rum with of your choice of simple syrup and lime, and you’re ready to #MixUpAGoodTime.
For a single serving, you’ll need:
- Mint leaves & mint sprigs
- ½ oz. of simple syrup
- 2-3 oz. of white rum
- 1 oz. of freshly squeezed lime juice
- 1-2 oz. of club soda
- 1 lime
- Place your mint leaves and simple syrup in a cocktail shaker
- Lightly muddle the mint leaves to open up their aromatics
- Then, add your white rum, lime juice and ice to the shaker
- Briefly shake for 20-30 seconds
- Strain the liquid from the shaker into a highball glass over ice
- Top off with your favorite amount of club soda and garnish with mint sprigs and lime wheels
Find your perfect cigar and drink pairing
If you’re looking for any other beverages to pair with your favorite CAO cigars, check out how to find your perfect cigar below.
What’s your favorite summer beverage to drink with a CAO Colombia?
Let us know in the comments below, and let us know if you tried this excellent combo.