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.
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Falernum

(n.): A sweetened syrup or liqueur made from lime zest, cloves, sugar, ginger and almonds that most likely originated in 19th-century Barbados. It can be either nonalcoholic or alcoholic and is often yellow in color. Though several lay claim to its invention, the mix was likely made in many households before commercial production began. The [...] More A-Z →