Royal Bermuda Yacht Club
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Royal Bermuda Yacht Club
Cocktail recipe

Rating

4.8 / 5
The Royal Bermuda Yacht Club cocktail is a refreshing and tropical libation, a testament to the sun-soaked leisure of Bermuda's yachting scene. Its citrusy backbone comes from the tartness of ... more The Royal Bermuda Yacht Club cocktail is a refreshing and tropical libation, a testament to the sun-soaked leisure of Bermuda's yachting scene. Its citrusy backbone comes from the tartness of lime juice, which is perfectly complemented by the smooth and subtle sweetness of white rum. The cocktail gets an additional layer of complexity from the orange liqueur, which imparts a delicate, fruity undertone. The inclusion of falernum brings a touch of the Caribbean with its unique blend of spices, almond, and ginger flavors, while a hint of sugar syrup balances the acidity and enhances the drink's overall sweetness. Served in a classic cocktail glass, this drink is a sophisticated choice that encapsulates the spirit of its namesake's luxurious and relaxed atmosphere.
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White rum
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Lime
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23.12% | 2.52 units *

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Ingredients

oz
ml
cl
22.5ml ¾oz 2.3cl
60ml 2oz 6cl
7.5ml ¼oz 0.8cl
15ml ½oz 1.5cl
Half Teaspoon Half Teaspoon Half Teaspoon

Cocktail Colin says:

5/5

The Royal Bermuda Yacht Club cocktail is a beautifully conceived tribute to its island namesake, blending classical and tropical elements with finesse. The combination of tart lime juice and smooth white rum sets a refreshing base, while the warmth of falernum and a whisper of orange liqueur envelop the palate in a subtly spiced, aromatic embrace that truly makes this drink a celebration of Bermuda's yachting elegance.

Method
How to make a Royal Bermuda Yacht Club

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Add all ingredients to a cocktail shaker with ice and shake well
Strain into a chilled coupe glass
Garnish with a lime wedge and serve

Learn more about some of the mixology terms used in this cocktail

·  Shake  ·  Strain  ·  Garnish  · 

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FAQ's

ORIGINS_HISTORY

What is the origin of the Royal Bermuda Yacht Club cocktail?

The Royal Bermuda Yacht Club cocktail is a classic cocktail that pays homage to the prestigious yacht club founded in Bermuda in 1844. The cocktail's creation is credited to Trader Vic's 1947 Bartender’s Guide, reflecting the tropical and British influences prevalent in Bermuda's culture.

INGREDIENT_SUBSTITUTIONS

Can I substitute another type of rum if I don't have white rum?

Yes, substitutions can be made, although they will slightly alter the flavor profile. A light-aged rum or a different clear rum can be used as a substitute. Darker rums can also be used but expect a richer, slightly more complex taste.

FAQ

Is this cocktail suitable for someone who prefers sweet drinks?

The Royal Bermuda Yacht Club cocktail offers a balanced flavor with a slight sweetness from the falernum and orange liqueur, complemented by the tartness of the lime juice. If you have a sweet tooth, you might find it enjoyable, but it's not overly sweet.

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

How should I serve the Royal Bermuda Yacht Club cocktail?

This cocktail should be served cold, ideally shaken with ice and then strained into a cocktail glass. You can garnish it with a lime wheel or twist to enhance its presentation and add a bit of citrus aroma.

INGREDIENT_SUBSTITUTIONS

What is falernum, and is there a substitute if I don't have it?

Falernum is a sweet syrup used in Caribbean and tropical drinks, combining flavors of ginger, lime, almond, and sometimes cloves or allspice. If you don't have falernum, you can make a simple substitute with a mix of simple syrup, almond extract, and lime zest, although the flavor won't be exactly the same.

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