A rum drink with a long name, it’s the Royal Bermuda Yacht Club Cocktail:

  • 2.00 ounces Barbados Rum
  • 0.75 ounce lime juice
  • 2 dashes Cointreau
  • 2 teaspoons Falernum

Shake in an iced cocktail shaker, and strain into a cocktail glass.

Just like gin and lemon are meant for each other, a similar thing can be said for rum and lime.

The big addition to the Royal Bermuda is Falernum. Falernum is a sweet syrup that has a slightly spicy flavor, but nothing like the Allspice Dram in drinks like the Lion’s Tail. It’s named after a British club established in 1844.

This drink is kind of a proto-Tiki drink but it isn’t as strong nor as complex later drinks would be. It’s tasty.

Rating: 4/5

Notes: This drink calls specifically for Barbados Rum. My friend Justin the cocktail chef uses Mount Gay as his go-to rum, so that I what I used here. The Falernum comes from Fee Brothers.

Royal Bermuda Yacht Club Cocktail