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.


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

  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.
  • 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?

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(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 →