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August 13, 2017


Royal Bermuda Yacht Club Cocktail

by N@ncy

  • Bermuda…home of the…
  • Royal Bermuda Yacht Club Cocktail


The Royal Bermuda Yacht Club began “under a calabash tree” in 1844, founded by British army officers and Bermudian sailing enthusiasts. The “royal” was added to the name in 1846, after Prince Albert became a patron of the private club. In the 1940s, Trader Vic popularized its namesake cocktail.

  1. The Royal Bermuda Yacht Club is a mixture that has a good tropical flavor.
  2. This recipe takes a few minutes to make, and serves one.

N@ncy’s Bar:


  4 basic ingredients:    Rum- lime juice – Falernum – Cointreau

  • 4 tablespoons (60 ml) rum (1/4 c)
  • 2 tablespoon (= juice of 1 lime) fresh lime juice
  • 1/2 tsp  Cointreau  (2 dashes)
  • 2 teaspoons Falernum
  • Add ingredients to a cocktail shaker filled with ice
  • Shake, strain into chilled cocktail glass with lime wedge

  1. My drink does not have the amber hue you see in this photo.
  2. That is the difference between using ‘Barbados Rum’
  3. …and what I  had in the cupboard… clear ‘Bacardi Rum’.

What is Falernum?

  • Falernum can be hard to find, but it’s not impossible.
  • It is a a ginger- and lime-flavored syrup
  • defined flavor of cloves, ginger and almonds
  • …commonly used in the Caribbean/ West Indies.
  • Falernum is worth acquiring because it’s a popular ingredient in many tropical drinks.
  • BUT !!   if you are in the mood to experiment… can make it yourself!
  • DIY Falernum



  1. Tangy, lime juice is the dominant taste…and
  2. …more refreshing than a tropical sea breeze!
  3. If I make it again I would use a better quality  rum....
  4. …for instance Barbancourt.
  5. It has a taste like butterscotch and is worth the investment!

  1. With this cocktail in hand…you can hear hear the wind in the rigging
  2. …and the rush of water past the hull!
  3. Now, let’s go sailing….and win that regatta!





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3 Comments Post a comment
  1. Aug 14 2017

    Your version looks very attractive, just missing the sailboat. 🍸⛵


    • Aug 14 2017

      Thanks for stopping by Claire…..
      This cocktail is all I need….I can dream about the boat!
      If you notice any references to cocktails in your readings….
      I’d love to hear them. Please tell me what the character is drinking…and in which book!
      I’m trying to get ideas for posts about literature and cocktails/writers. Thanks!

      Liked by 1 person


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