My Old Friend Angostura

Angostura Bitters

Product of Trinidad and Tobago

Dr J.G.B. Siegert (Circa 1824)

You added a style to my fruity rum drinks

Crowned my Pisco Sours and turned my Gin pink

On a hot day with tonic and lime…most sublime

In the fall in Manhattans and Rob Roys the same

In celebration on cube sugar in my Champagne

I have muddled you sweet in the Old Fashioned way

Let you play “Secret Ingredient” when I was Chef for a day

You settled my stomach when indulged far too much

Just a couple of dashes add a great bitter touch

You have been with me through the good and bad

My friend Angostura from old Trinidad