Padron Damaso No.12 with The Monarch

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The Monarch Cocktail

While this cocktail has many variations, the original was created in 2003 by Douglas Ankrah (Creator of Lab and Townhouse bars in London).

  • Nose:  lemon and mint
  • Taste:  tangy, very herbal with bright lemon, crisp
  • Finish:  tangy mint with lingering lemon
  • Overall:  crisp and  refreshing

The Monarch Cocktail – Recipe

  • 2oz Gin
  • 1.5 Lemon Juice
  • 1oz St. Germaine
  • 0.25oz Agave Syrup
  • Mint
  • Lemon Zest Garnish

Padron Damaso No.12

Named for Jose Padron’s grandfather, Damaso, this is the first mild offering from Padron.

Filler:  Nicaraguan, Binder:  Nicaraguan, Wrapper: Ecuadorian Connecticut-seed

  • Cold Draw:  cream, orange, and milk chocolate
  • First Third:  starts off with major notes of cedar that transform into caramel, grass, coffee, with cream-scented smoke, a fuller mild
  • Second Third:  mild-medium, the sweet creaminess from the first third continues into the second, with new nutty and pepper flavors
  • Final Third:  medium bodied, pepper/nut/cream flavors continue with an additional note of soft earth
  • Overall:  A solid mild-medium cigar with a complexity of flavors uncommon in most connecticut cigars, although that’s to be expected from Padron!

The Pairing

The drink takes some of the fullness out of the cigar, resulting in a true medium stick.  The pepper of the cigar and lemon from the drink tame each other, bringing the cream and herbs to the front of the flavor.

Author: jesshyscher

Drawn That Way, Founder

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