More refreshing than a tropical sea breeze
The Royal Bermuda Yacht Club began “under a calabash tree”
in 1844, founded by British army officers and Bermudian sailing enthusiasts (“royal” was added to the name in 1846, after Prince Albert became a patron of the private club). In the 1940s, Trader Vic popularized its namesake cocktail.
The club co-hosts the Bermuda Race, a biennial yachting competition that is the world’s oldest regularly scheduled ocean race. It begins in Newport, Rhode Island and ends (where else?) in Bermuda.
Of course, Newport has hosted a lot of yachting races, including the most famous of them all, the America’s Cup (from 1930 to 1983). Speaking of which, this September will see the 34th sailing of that fabled race. And earlier this week, the Louis Vuitton Cup races (to determine which team will challenge the current holder of the America’s Cup) started in San Francisco.
All of this has put us in a seafaring mood here at Kitchen Riffs
central — and made us ponder what beverage we should enjoy while following the racing events. Well, what could be more appropriate than the Royal Bermuda Yacht Club Cocktail?
This refreshing mix of Barbados rum, lime, Cointreau, and falernum has a tangy tropical taste that goes down easy. It’s perfect for beating the summer heat we’re now experiencing in most of the US.
Best of all? You don’t need to wear one of those silly little yachting caps to enjoy it.