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Angostura Bitters Sonnet
This sonnet was written to rhapsodize
on Angostura’s mysterious brew.
Who knows its strange secrets? Only five guys!
Combine it with mixed drinks. Here’s what you do:
Add a dash to Manhattan, Ponche Crema,
a Singapore Sling or Trinidad Sour.
A drop in a Shandy is not a dilemma.
Top off a Sazarac next happy hour.
Rob Roys and Sundowners can benefit
from Trinidad’s famous tonic of spice.
If you make a Zombie, just put a bit
into your goblet, along with crushed ice.
So, here’s to refreshment. Share with a friend.
This sonnet is now at its bitter end.
Notes: The form is Shakespearean Sonnet. Khara House's 30 x 30 Challenge prompt today is 'Bitter' so in keeping with the theme, I wrote this poem largely to arrive at the final couplet. However, I did find out that this secret concoction from Trinidad and Tobago is 44.7% alcohol by volume (so don't drink it pure!) I also learned that it can work well when sprinkled on meats and fish, too. To be honest, I have never actually tried Angostura Bitters , so perhaps I'll add a dash of it to something, now that I've written about it.