Post 48: The Merry Maker, A Scurvy Cure for the Common Sailor


Wednesday was the official end of a 21 day cleanse for JD and me, so we decided to celebrate with a Scurvy Cure for the Common Sailor.  And what better way to celebrate than with a champagne cocktail, a spectacular sunset, a full moon, a couple of good friends and plenty of Vitamin C?

The Merry Maker

Recommended Ingredient List

The Ingredient List (Serves 4 Sailors 2 drinks each):

  • 2 Bottles of Champagne (I went with a Brut as I didn’t want it to be overly sweet)
  • Grapefruit Juice (Contains 90% of recommended Vitamin C daily intake!!)
  • Limeade
  • Organic Strawberries

The Particulars:

  • Pour 1 entire bottle of champagne into 4 glasses
  • 2 second pour of grapefruit juice
  • 1 second pour of limeade
  • Hand squeeze 1 juicy strawberry into drink and then drop the remainder of the berry into the glass
  • Watch sunset
  • Drink and repeat
The Merry Maker
Fresh Squeezed Strawberry- YUM.

Refreshing and tasty on a warm San Francisco evening with enough Vitamin C to stop Scurvy in its tracks.  A special thanks to Raine and Anne for their willingness to experiment with grapefruit juice.

The Merry Crew

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What a journey! We met at the Grand Canyon, when we were both Adventure Tour Leaders, had a wedding in a Blues Museum in Memphis, then along came little Ruby. We can't tell you how many times we were told we'd have to settle down. Even though things did indeed change, we're determined to keep on living a life of adventure! Our daughter was one year old when we first got into this sailing world and we feel very fortunate to be raising her in such a supportive environment. From moving aboard our first sailboat to our first haulout, to mechanical issues and dragging anchor far up a river, we're sharing our story and learning a lot in the process. The places we've been able to go so far on our boat have been great, but it's the people we're surrounded by who really make it amazing. We love this tight little tribe of nautical adventurers. Come join us!

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