Royal Bermuda Yacht Club

Trader Vic’s Bartender’s Guide, 1947

A Trader Vic original, the Royal Bermuda Yacht Club is Vic’s tiki-fied version of the Daiquiri. Instead of one-dimensional simple syrup, Vic substituted orange curaçao and spiced falernum to intensify the tropical flavors and presumably translate the feeling of a Caribbean port-of-call.

Ingredients

Serving: 1

  • 1 1/2 ounces rum (preferably El Dorado 5 Year)
  • 1/2 ounce falernum
  • 1/4 ounce orange curacao (preferably Pierre Ferrand)
  • 3/4 ounce lime juice

Garnish: lime wheel

Directions
  1. Add all ingredients to a mixing glass.
  2. Add ice and shake until chilled.
  3. Strain into a chilled coupe glass.
  4. Garnish with a lime wheel.
FROM AROUND THE WEB
  • My research shows this cocktail was first printed by Crosby Gaige in 1941, 6 years prior to Vic releasing his book. Does anyone know if Vic has a legitimate claim as owner/creator of this drink?