The next cocktail on our list was created by the esteemed Trader Vic, and appears in his Bartender’s Guide (1947). The Royal Bermuda Yacht Club was established in 1844 by officers in the British Army. It is one of the three oldest clubs with a Royal Warrant outside the British Isles. As to why Victor named his creation after the club, your guess is as good as mine. You would think that he would be able to come up with a shorter name.
The Royal Bermuda Yacht Club Cocktail is not quite what I would call a Tiki drink, however it is clearly caribbean based, and a delicious cocktail at that. I would recommend going with an aged Barbados Rum, the sweetness of the Cointreau and falernum balancing out the tartness of the lime perfectly.
The Royal Bermuda Yacht Club Cocktail
2 oz Barbados Rum
3/4 oz Lime Juice
2 dashes Cointreau
2 tsp Falernum