First, for the Trader Vic version of the Royal Bermuda Yacht Club Cocktail. Shake with ice:
Like all of Trader Vic's drinks, this one is small, but it packs a wallop. For having so little sweetness, it is surprisingly balanced. The falernum provides the right amount of herbal spice notes and just a little sugar. The lime comes on a bit strong, but it's a great riff on the classic daiquiri. Basically, a daiquiri with a hint of spice.
The Vintage Spirits and Forgotten Cocktails version is similar, but in a little bigger quantities. Here, use
- 2 oz rum
- 3/4 oz lime juice
- 2 tsp falernum
- 2 dashes triple sec
The PDT Cocktail version takes the best of both versions. Here, combine with ice:
- 2 oz rum
- 1 oz lime juice
- 1/2 oz falernum
- 1/2 oz triple sec
Man, the Royal Bermuda Yacht Club Cocktail is a drink I will come back to again and again: simple ingredients I always have on hand, and a perfect combination. I will use either the Trader Vic or the PDT version, though. That spice note just gets me every time.