Royal Bermuda Yacht Club Cocktail
- 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.
- The Royal Bermuda Yacht Club is a mixture that has a good tropical flavor.
- This recipe takes a few minutes to make, and serves one.
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
- My drink does not have the amber hue you see in this photo.
- That is the difference between using ‘Barbados Rum’
- …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…..you can make it yourself!
- DIY Falernum
- Tangy, lime juice is the dominant taste…and
- …more refreshing than a tropical sea breeze!
- If I make it again I would use a better quality rum....
- …for instance Barbancourt.
- It has a taste like butterscotch and is worth the investment!
- With this cocktail in hand…you can hear hear the wind in the rigging
- …and the rush of water past the hull!
- Now, let’s go sailing….and win that regatta!