Did Someone Say it’s Margarita-Knit Thirty?

One of the sure signs of summer is watermelon.

Also: margaritas.

Thanks to Reed, we seem to ALWAYS have watermelon these days. It’s been his primary food group. He’s off adventuring today, so I stole a few slices of his favorite fruit and put it to good use.

As I have noted before, I prefer my cocktails with fresh, seasonal fruit. Otherwise, they just aren’t worth drinking. I also have a strong preference toward pairing my cocktails with a knitting project–the sure sign of relaxation and leisure.

It's cocktail-knit night: watermelon margaritas!

I love how long the days are this time of year, although Reed NEVER wants to go to bed and my 7:00 p.m. Rest Rule has already gone out the window. Just tonight I was out mowing the lawn at 8:30 p.m. That would never work in the dead of winter. I’d already be in my pajamas, lighting candles to fight off the never-ending darkness.

I’ve started a little white shawl with a bit of sparkle. It’s off to a slow beginning, and I suspect there may even be an unavoidable amount of frogging in my future. (I will be sure to complain about that in a future post…) It’s all part of the process. In the meantime, this remains mainly a sofa knit. I am too afraid to take it with me to the river because I know it won’t stay white for long! (I briefly contemplated knitting it up with sterile gloves but then realized that would never work…) My rate of hand washing has definitely increased with this one.

It's cocktail-knit night: watermelon margaritas!

On another random yet significant note, I cannot find ANYTHING good to watch while Knitflixing! I need your recommendations, stat! So far, I’m stuck on Mistresses on Hulu. At first, it was irritating…but now I am committed.

When the sun eventually does set, I still pick up my needles for an hour or two. But I NEED new shows. Summer TV is always the worst. Ho hum.

It's cocktail-knit night: watermelon margaritas!

I hope you find these margaritas with a little down time, and hopefully with your knitting nearby. Happy Friday!!!! May your weekend be long, slow, and bright.

Fresh Watermelon Margaritas


2 oz. respectable tequila

0.5 oz. Gran Marnier

Sweetened lime juice (not limeade). I use Santa Cruz Organics. It’s a little sweet but not too sweet.

Fresh watermelon

1/2 fresh lime

Salt for the rim

To make:

Salt rim. Muddle fresh watermelon and the juice of 1/2 a fresh lime into the bottom of a glass. Add tequila, Gran Marnier, and lime juice. Finish with slices of fresh watermelon. Enjoy!

*Disclaimer: This recipe is for adults that meet the legal drinking age requirements of their respective nations. Always drink responsibly. Never drink and drive. Alcoholism is a very serious disease. Please seek support if you need it. Drinking is very likely to impact your stitch count and may generally result in extensive frogging, so go easy.

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  • Reply Sierra June 23, 2017 at 8:57 pm

    I think my mom and I might have to make these margaritas next weekend!

  • Reply Kat June 24, 2017 at 4:37 am

    I love the 7 PM rest rule! I think we probably observe a variation of that in our house as well. I am thinking by the time I can drink again, watermelon season will have left us but that is a beauteous drink!

  • Reply Jeannie Gray Wiant (@JGKnits) June 24, 2017 at 8:23 am

    Your shawl is going to be gorgeous but it’s definitely not a river knit. As for Knitflixing (love that – I’ve been calling it Netknitting, which doesn’t sound right) I’ve been bingeing on Bloodlines & Shooter. Bloodlines takes place in the Florida Keys & reminds me of all the time I spent there back in the day. Shooter is a new series based on the movie. The series is horribly wrong and I despised it for the first episode but everything I read said it was a great show so I continued watching and now I’m hooked. If you find something better, let me know.

  • Reply itsallaboutpurple June 24, 2017 at 10:31 am

    watermelon screams summer!!! blueberries too!!!

  • Reply Stefanie June 24, 2017 at 9:31 pm

    Ooh, yummy! It’s been quite some time since I’ve had a margarita. And you go on making it all from scratch. I usually use a mix with Jose Cuervo tequila.

  • Reply Susanne June 27, 2017 at 6:30 am

    Cocktails and knitting! So much fun 🙂 Watermelon sounds delicious! I just finished the latest season of Orange is the New Black as my knitflixing go-to, and now I’m quite curious about the new Netflix show, ‘Glow’! Although at the moment I don’t have any knitflixable patterns, haha! All of them require too much concentration, which is why I just haven’t been knitting very much this past month :-<.

  • Reply knittedblissjc June 27, 2017 at 6:18 pm

    watermelon margaritas sound like perfection, well done! And the knitting, a perfect combo. It’s truly summer now!

    • Reply Andrea @ This Knitted Life June 28, 2017 at 6:07 am

      Thanks Julie. Sadly I have had this low grade cold for a while now and am thus behind on my cocktails!

  • Reply pumpkin sunrise June 28, 2017 at 5:41 am

    my kiddos went to bed at 7 pm and it worked most of the time unless we were traveling. Then they stayed up and made me very grumpy. Time alone is precious as a mom!

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