Royal Bermuda Yacht Club

Friday, August 26, 2011

It's no secret that I love a good rum cocktail-whenever I'm not sure what I'd like at a cocktail bar, I peruse their rum selection. I find that a lounge that stocks a considerable variety of rums is the sort of place I'd be happy to imbibe, and reminds me of our own liquor cabinet-we have six rums and a single bottle of scotch, vodka and tequila, respectively.


Royal Bermuda Yacht Club

2 oz of Barbados rum
1/2 oz of falernum
1/2 oz of freshly squeezed lime juice
1/4 oz of Cointreau

Shake with ice, then strain into a chilled cocktail glass.


Notes: Falernum is a pretty unusual cocktail ingredient-it's a sweet spice syrup used in tiki drinks, and well worth the hunt to find a bottle. I try not to pick drinks that include these curiosities, but this one is too delicious not to share! Try Fee Brother's non-alcoholic version, or John D. Taylor's Velvet Falernum. Feel free to substitute any orange liquor for Cointreau-orange curacao and triple sec are both inexpensive alternatives.

Why a Bermudan cocktail calls for a Barbados rum remains a mystery to me despite quite a bit of research, but the bottle of Mount Gay that's been sitting in your liquor cabinet for ages is perfect for this libation! Cheers, darlings!

Photo via Summit Sips.

28 comments:

  1. Bermuda, Barbados, Bahamas; I've been to em all. And I think I should go back. With you. And a drink. To all three. Duh.

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  2. mmm I love rum too!this looks so cheery too!

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  3. I loaded up on duty free rum while on our cruise. :] I think I'll try this drink out!

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  4. yum- I just bought rum at costco yesterday- Plan on making some fun drinks over the weekend.

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  5. that sounds delicious...i still haven't found my liquor...i tend to try anything and everything lately and i'm not SUPER pleased with anything yet. i need to make my way through your recipes and find my all-time favorite drink, yeah?

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  6. Cheers to the Freaking Weekend! I'll drink to that! (you know the song?) Pretty cocktail and happy Friday Lena!

    xx Vivian @ http://diamondsandtulle.blogspot.com

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  7. Best part of my Bermuda trip was the rum!! That cocktail sounds divine!

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  8. Mmm...I love your drink posts! Have a great weekend!

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  9. This sounds so fancy! I love the name.

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  10. my dream for today would have been walking through my door and finding this drink waiting for me.

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  11. just the title of this drink alone is enough to make me swoon!

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  12. Love this stemware and the drink sounds delicious!

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  13. I love your Friday posts! Have a lovely weekend!

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  14. I'm partial to rum too. We had blackberry mojitos last weekend and easy rum sodas (blood orange soda with rum)...we were lazy ;)

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  15. you make drinks on the weekend, i bake cookies and sweets. too bad the sweets lasts for days after and we are left with the guilt. maybe we should start drinking? haha

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  16. Hi my dear friend!!! How I have missed you and our "cocktail hour." What a perfect selection for all of the hurricane parties my friends are hosting on the east coast!! I am going to have to send them this deliciously sounded recipe! I love the picture too. I have been so into nautical lately. I think it is all the party planning I am doing for James' 3rd birthday this weekend! Cheers! Have a beautiful weekend! xo Samantha

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  17. 6 rums!!! My dad would love you!! I grew up with both my parents drinking rum and it's put me off. Now my husband loves it too but I can't even stand the smell of it!! Although saying that I have been known to down a Maitai or two!!

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  18. this looks amazing. thanks for sharing!

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  19. like every week your cocktail recipes are delicious... have a fantastic weekend my dear!!!

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  20. Sounds like vacation in a glass. Love. xo style, she wrote

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  21. Positively delicious and lovely to look at!

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  22. Every Friday you post such an amazing looking cocktail, a few things cross my mind: 1. I need a stocked bar cart to try all these, 2. I need to interview Lena for a post about picking signature cocktails! Thoughts? :) Happy Friday, lovely!
    Lisa xoxo

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  23. Your email made me jump up and down and squeal. I will be replying tonight (or tomorrow morning if T and I start watching Modern Family and fall asleep on the couch).

    I feel so honored to be privy to such serious scoop. Weeee!

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  24. Pretty much anything with rum in it is good for me!

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  25. That looks yummy. I'm making hurricanes tonight!

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  27. yum! wish i woulda seen it friday :)

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  28. yum!! sounds good, and the color is so pretty, too.

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