C'est la Vie is a 1966 Charlie Morgan 34.

Her home port is Everglades City, FL. Our typical cruising area is Southwest Florida, the Florida Keys, the Southeastern Atlantic Seaboard, and the Bahamas. We are C'est la Vie's third owners and purchased her in 2005. We continue to maintain and update this classic vessel. Please post any questions or comments about C'est la Vie or our travels via the comment links below.

Monday, May 7, 2012


So I bought a mint plant because we have rum on board and I love to add mint to things...yogurt, eggplant, chicken, chocolate, the good things in life! So, I attempted a simple syrup. I only have raw sugar on board but I go forth. 2parts sugar ot one part water. I figure if this works then I can begin to make my own ginger ale.
Well, I did make a simple syrup and it is thick but I don't know that using raw sugar is the best idea. It makes for a really dark drink. I cut up mint and let it steep in the hot syrup to infuse the syrup. Thats a good idea and adds a great flavor just remember to strain out the mint before serving and you can store the left over syrup in the fridge!

So, to make the mojito, add ice, pour in rum, squeeze on a lime, add syrup and top  with soda water and some minced mint stir and enjoy. Delish!

1 comment:

  1. Love it though I prefer muddled mint to minced.