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bullet08

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Nov 26, 2018
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been indulging glp odyssey and cuba libre. noticed it before, but sweet drinks tend to compliment tobacco rather well. usually drink diet pepsi with my smoke, but this cuba libre kick it up to another notch.

 

voorhees

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May 30, 2012
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I smoked a bowl of Curly Strang(a gift) last night and took a sip of cherry koolaid(yes, I'm 5 yrs old :lol:) I had. It was quite complimentary. Some things do that.

 

bnichols23

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Mar 13, 2018
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Diet Pepsi. Gawd, jes' gawd..... OK, OK, yeah, I'm a Jawja boy, but DP is just way too sweet for me, sacchariny almost. But if it works for you, who would I be to judge? :)
Bill

 

prndl

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Apr 30, 2014
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Back in my Nightcap days, I used to keep a jug of iced tea, sweetened and lemoned, pretty handy. The lemon seemed to bring out a nectary aftertaste, almost like honeysuckle dew.
That, however, is about as sweet as I get. I haven't had a canned soda in years.

 

daniel7

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Sep 11, 2018
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I don't like anything sweet, including drinks. But a good ale or stout can be the best companion of tobacco.

 

dcon

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Mar 16, 2019
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My standard is coffee AND Coke/Pepsi Zero. A Cuba Libre is one of my first ‘go to” for alcoholic pipe accompaniment

 

stbruno70

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Jul 9, 2013
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For me, sherry goes well with many pipe tobaccos, especially to offset the slight bitterness of latakia.
Scotch and cognac are fine, but when paired with tobacco, the strong flavours seem to drown each other out.
@bullet08 - you mention Greg's Odyssey which is an excellent blend having a sweetness of its own. The VAs contrast wonderfully with the latakia.

 

redglow

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Jan 7, 2019
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I always drink coffee or tea with a little splenda to sweeten it up while I'm smoking my pipe. Sometimes diet coke as well.
Coffee is the best. It makes all of my blends taste a lot better.

 

ray47

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Jul 10, 2015
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In the mornings I'll drink sweetened black coffee, but later in the day I always drink A&W Root Beer because is doesn't have any caffeine. The root beer goes with any blend I smoke.

 

mso489

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Feb 21, 2013
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Sometimes any potable liquid lends an extra thickness and flavor to a blend. I think sweet drinks can chime in nicely with some of the aromatics or simpler VA/bur/Cav blends.

 

bron340

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May 16, 2019
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Personally, I like whiskey or well aged rum when I am sitting down for an evening smoke.

 

ophiuchus

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Mar 25, 2016
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Jackknife Plug and black coffee with sugar ... aaaah!
Mac Baren Club Blend and Arizona Green Tea w/Ginseng is a perfect match.
Dunhill Early Morning Pipe and Mt. Dew Throwback (cane sugar version) is a great way to start a hot, hot day.
The list goes on (and your mileage will vary).
Vernors and Prince Albert in a cob ...
:puffy:

 

npod

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Jun 11, 2017
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I very often drink Fanta Pineapple with my pipe, especially in hot weather. It pairs very well with tobacco.



 

taildraggin

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May 25, 2019
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Limeade (squeeze 9 limes/1 cup sugar, 2qts water), particularly with flakes. Seems to help with bite and is complementary in taste. Can be fortified with Rum.