Posts Tagged ‘Cognac Humor’

The Proof Is In The Drinking (Limerick) (Updated)

Tuesday, February 12th, 2013

Bad news for bourbon fans, like my husband Mark:

Maker’s Mark bourbon will lower the alcohol content in its bourbon from 45 percent to 42 percent.

Chief operating officer Rob Samuels said the reduction is the only way to meet higher demand…

The Proof Is In The Drinking (Limerick)
By Madeleine Begun Kane

Maker’s Mark has announced that it’s curbin’
The alcohol content of bourbon.
Now this isn’t a spoof–
I could give you the proof.
I’m just glad they’re not cognac disturbin’.

UPDATE: Maker’s Mark has wisely decided to reverse its decision. It won’t be watering down its bourbon, after all.

Wishing You A Spirited New Year (Limerick and Haiku Prompt 4)

Friday, December 28th, 2007

Sorry for the late post!  My father’s very ill, and I’ve been traveling between New York and North Carolina. 

Today’s limerick and haiku themes are wine and spirits or the New Year or, if you prefer, both. Here’s my wine and spirits limerick: 

The bartender offered cheap brandy.
“No fine cognac?” I whined—wasn’t handy.
So I had to decline,
Mulled and ordered dry wine—
Told the barkeep, “Your cab tastes like candy!”

Here’s a wine snob haiku, the first of today’s two haiku:

Decant, sniff, sip, spit—
Wine connoisseur’s ritual.
I’d rather just drink.

And here’s a haiku that combines both themes:

Champagne bubbles dance.
Spirited revelers toast.
A new year’s welcomed.

Your assignment, should you choose to accept it, is to write a limerick or haiku (or both) about today’s theme(s). When you’ve posted your verse, please return here and add a direct link to your themed poetry.

(If you need some tips on limerick or haiku writing, I link to some helpful sites here. And you can find my New Year’s Resolutions humor here.