Yacht Club House Drinks 2021

Published on May 17th, 2021

Sailing has its traditions, and for better or worse, the adult beverage is one of them. At some yacht clubs, this tradition goes so far as a designated house drink. In 2010, Scuttlebutt took on the task of creating a list of these house drinks. Here’s the 2021 edition:

American Yacht Club (Rye, NY) – Planter’s Punch
Barrington Yacht Club (Barrington, RI) – Pain Killer
Bay Head Yacht Club (Bay Head, NJ) – Steak Knife, Light & Dark
Bayview Yacht Club (Detroit, MI) – Hummer
Chicago Yacht Club (Chicago, IL) – Thunderhead
Chelsea Yacht Club on Hundson – Rum Punch
Chester Yacht Club (Chester, Nova Scotia) – Lamb’s (Amber rum) and Coke
City Island Yacht Club (City Island, NY) – Dark and Stormy
Club de Yates de Acapulco (Acapulco, MEX) – una Betty
Corinthian Yacht Club (Seattle, WA) – Dark and Stormy
Cruising Yacht Club of Australia (Darling Point, NSW) – Mutton Bird Repellents
Dillon Yacht Club (Dillon, CO) – Dark and Stormy
East Greenwich Yacht Club (East Greenwich, RI) – Dirty Harry
Eastport Yacht Club (Annapolis, MD) – Juanita’s Margarita/ Rum Punch
Edgartown Yacht Club (Edgartown, MA) – Planter’s Punch
Florida Yacht Club (Jacksonville, FL) – Florida Yacht Club Special
Grand Traverse Yacht Club (Traverse City, MI) – Jibtop (Gosling’s & Diet Squirt)
Houston Yacht Club (La Porte, TX) – Liston Rum Punch, in honor of Past Commodore James Liston.
Indian Harbor Yacht Club (Greenwich, CT) – Black Top
Lake Geneva Yacht Club (Fontana-On-Geneva Lake, WI) – Gay Buddy (Mt Gay Rum and iced tea)
Lake George Yacht Club (Lake George, NY) – Indian Joe
Larchmont Yacht Club (Larchmont, NY) – Montesano Cooler
Madison Beach Club (Madison, CT) – Lightning
Manhasset Bay Yacht Club – Beer
Monterey Peninsula Yacht Club (Monterey, CA) – MOP (Myer’s, OJ, and Pineapple)
New York Yacht Club (Newport Station) – The Hillslide
Newport Harbor Yacht Club (Newport Beach, CA) – Mai Tai
Ocean Beach Yacht Club (San Diego, CA) – 12-pack of Natural Light
Pensacola Yacht Club (Pensacola, FL) – Blue Bar Bushwhacker
Pewaukee Yacht Club (Pewaukee, WI) – Special (lots of Mount Gay)
Richmond Yacht Club – Loomisarita (Tequila, Grand Marnier, juice of one lime)
Rochester Yacht Club (Rochester, NY) – Wedge
Royal Burnham Yacht Club (Essex, UK) – Max’s Special
Royal Nassau Sailing Club (Nassau, Bahamas) – Yellow Bird
San Francisco Yacht Club (Belvedere, CA) – Spooli-Oooli
Scuttlebutt Sailing Club – Cadillac Margarita
Seawanhaka Corinthian Yacht Club (Oyster Bay, NY) – Southside
South Beach Yacht Club (San Francisco, CA) – Geoff Daw (or simply “a Daw”)
Southern Yacht Club (New Orleans, LA) – Red Drink (aka Planter’s Punch)
St. Francis Yacht Club (San Francisco, CA) – Sloe Gin Fizz
Staniel Cay Yacht Club (Exumas, Bahamas) – Goombay Smash
Storm Trysail Club – Mudslide
Texas Corinthian Yacht Club (Kemah, TX) – Rum Gums
Wayzeta Yacht Club (Wayzata, MN) – Bootleggers (mixing leftovers together)
Yacht Club’s along the Gulf Coast – Bushwacker

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