Jesus Fuego on Cigar Pairings (video)
Jesus Fuego of J.Fuego Cigars shares with us his preferences for what he likes to pair with his cigars.
Hi, everybody, this is Jesus Fuego with J. Fuego Cigars. We’re here at BestCigarPrices.com, and we’re going to briefly talk about a subject that I get comments and questions all over the place about what to pair with your cigars. I think it’s a very personal choice. I personally like to usually pair it with something that enhances the flavor of the cigar.
I’m more a cigar guy than a drinker, so I like to have my drink that enhances my cigar, not the other way around. I would say to me the favorite thing that goes with a cigar is a good rum. I personally love the Flor de Cana 18. I like the Zacapa, too. I like that with my more robust cigars, with my fuller-bodied cigars. I guess I’m the opposite of a lot of smokers because I need my strongest cigar of the day to be my first cigar of the day, and then at the end of the day when I’m unwinding and relaxing, I like smoking something like mellower, like the 777 Zero, and I like to pair it with one of my favorite drinks for cigars and that is called Carajillo. It’s a drink that I learned from my Spanish ancestors.
What they do is you take a big shot of espresso, like a double espresso, very little sugar or no sugar at all. I like it with no sugar and a nice shot of VSOP or a brandy inside when it’s a little chilly outside. It goes extremely well with a cigar, so I would recommend you guys to try that, the Carajillo especially with a cigar that is not too strong. Double espresso, good quality espresso, with a nice shot of VSOP inside, and don’t be shy with the VSOP. It will make the whole ride a lot funnier.