How to Add Flavor to Cigars

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How to Add Flavor to Cigars
You can create your own flavoured cigars at home. (Cigar image by Mat Hayward from

Many people like to relax with a good cigar. Cigar smokers often enjoy trying a variety of brands and flavours of cigars even when they have a favourite already. Flavoured cigars have grown in popularity in recent years and are sold in a wide variety. Some common flavouring added to cigars include whiskey, rum, cognac, chocolate, honey, vanilla and a variety of fruit flavours. It's easy to flavour your own cigars at home rather than purchasing them.

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Things you need

  • Mild, unflavored cigars
  • Airtight container
  • Alcohol
  • Small glass container
  • Flavoured extract

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    Pour two shots of the alcohol -- whiskey, cognac, rum, etc. -- into a small glass container.

    How to Add Flavor to Cigars
    You can use a variety of alcohol to flavour cigars. (alcohol image by dinostock from
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    Set the alcohol in the corner of an airtight container such as a food storage container.

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    Place the cigars into the airtight container and seal shut.

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    Check the alcohol level in the container every three days. Add more if needed.

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    Leave the cigars and the alcohol sealed up for two weeks. Your cigars will absorb the flavour over this period and be ready to smoke.

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    Take a couple of tobacco leaves and pour a bit of flavoured extract on them. You can use flavours such as mint, vanilla, orange or others.

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    Place the leaves in the corner of an airtight container.

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    Place your cigars into the container next to the flavoured leaves.

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    Seal the container and leave cigars in there for a couple of weeks.

Tips and warnings

  • Leave the lid off of the airtight container for several hours if your cigars absorb too much moisture from the liquid.

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