Yacht Club House Drinks 2023

Published on May 22nd, 2023

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 2023 edition:

• American Yacht Club (Rye, NY) – Planter’s Punch
• Balboa Yacht Club (Corona del Mar, CA) – Ramos Gin Fizz
• Barrington Yacht Club (Barrington, RI) – Pain Killer
• Bay Head Yacht Club (Bay Head, NJ) – Steak Knife, Light & Dark
• Bayview Yacht Club (Detroit, MI) – Hummer
• Beverly Yacht Club (Marion, MA) – Dark and Stormy
• Bronte Harbour Yacht Club (Oakville, ONT) – Dark and Stormy
• Chicago Yacht Club (Chicago, IL) – Thunderhead
• Chelsea Yacht Club (Chelsea, NY) – 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)
• Hempstead Harbour Club (Glen Cove, NY) – Six-pack of cold Budweiser cans
• 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 – Dark n Stormy
• 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 Hamilton Amateur Dinghy Club (Bermuda) – Loud-Mouth Soup
• 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) – Race Committee
• Selkirk Yacht Club (Pulaski, NY) – Light and Shifty (Cruzan Rum and Ginger Ale)
• Shelter Island Yacht Club (Shelter Island, NY) – Rum Punch
• Sloop Tavern Yacht Club (Ballard, WA) – 32oz “Slooper” mug of Rainier Beer
• 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
• Wayzata Yacht Club (Wayzata, MN) – Gay Buddy
• Yacht Club’s along the Gulf Coast – Bushwacker

Any revisions or additions? Add them below in the comments or send to editor@sailingscuttlebutt.com.

Email additions:
• Beaufort Yacht and Sailing Club (Beaufort, SC) – VMG: Scotch-Rocks
• Capital Yacht Club (Washington, DC) – Dark and Stormy
• Fort Worth Boat Club (Fort Worth, TX) – Mt Gay Tonic, two limes
• The Sailfish Club of Florida (Palm Beach, FL) – Bossa Nova

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