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An African king walked into a bar wearing a military hat. Only one third of his abs were trained – this was no Romeo. The radio was playing Latin music without any mention of a sun god. His hands were trembling as he ordered his drink.

What did he order?

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    $\begingroup$ King shaka? Shaking the glass and shaka $\endgroup$ – Duck Sep 6 '18 at 22:25
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Working from other people's answers and putting everything together:

He ordered a ...

shake.

There is ...

a pattern in the text, which, with a bit of wordplay gives four similar words ending in a vowel: The African king is Zulu chief Shaka. The military hat is a shako. The third of the trained abs are a two-pack, and Tupac Shakur minus R ("Romeo") is Shaku. The Latin music may be Shakira's, who, without the sun god Ra, is shaki. His hands were trembling or shaky.

Combining the stem "shak" with the last remaining vowel "e" gives shake.

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    $\begingroup$ Oh heck, I had a couple of those and thought of doing something like this, but good for you for putting it all together! +1 $\endgroup$ – El-Guest Sep 7 '18 at 11:02
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Partial answer:

Sounds like something to do with Tupac. One third of a six pack of abs would be a two pack, also he was black and one of the most popular rappers ever which fits African king. He was also incredibly popular with Latin Americans. Unfortunately I don't really follow rap and I am not familiar with much of his music so I'm not sure about the rest. Maybe he just ordered a shot, which would make him tremble because he was killed in a drive-by shooting.

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To expand on this:

An African king walked into a bar wearing a military hat.

Maybe this is Shaka (Zulu) wearing a PAC-Cap as shown here.

Only one third of his abs were trained –

One third of a six pack is a two pack (thanks to @Chris); so he’s a Two-PAC Shaka.

this was no Romeo.

So he’s a Capulet, which rearranges to El-Tupac (or Le Tupac, for the French).

The radio was playing Latin music without any mention of a sun god.

A famous Latin singer is Shakira, minus the Egyptian sun god Ra leaves Shaki.

His hands were trembling as he ordered his drink.

This means he was shaking, so he was a Shaker.

Putting it all together, he was an

El-Tupac Two-Pack Shaker Shaka listening to Shaki(ra)! (Say that five times fast!)

I agree that the most likely drink is @Chris’, that being

A Shot, based on his ultimate demise.

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