watermelon margarita

LINKS & DRINKS 1 year, 9 months ago , by Kari Lee Miller

A little hiatus while we were traveling, but we’re back with this week’s cocktails and conversation. By the way, it may terrify you to realize it is just two weeks until Memorial Day… #notswimsuitready

Fresh Watermelon Margarita (via Serious Eats)

  • 4 1/2 cups seedless watermelon cut into rough 1 1/2-inch cubes (about 1 1/2 pounds cubed fruit)
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 3 ounces (6 tablespoons) fresh juice from 5 to 6 limes
  • 1 1/2 ounces (3 tablespoons) St. Germain Elderflower liqueur
  • 6 ounces (3/4 cup) silver tequila (100 agave)

Add watermelon, salt, lime juice, St. Germain, and tequila to a blender. Puree until smooth. Strain through a fine-mesh strainer into a pitcher, using the bottom of a ladle or a rubber spatula to press liquid through strainer. Mixture can be served immediately or sealed and chilled for up to five hours in the refrigerator. When ready to serve, fill three serving glasses with ice, re-stir mixture, and and divide evenly between glasses. Serve immediately.

And now onto the show…

It’s no surprise that Broadway stars are Prince fans too…  These tributes from the casts of Hamilton and The Color Purple (obviously!) are amazing.  (Billboard)

And speaking of Broadway… Somehow I’ve never seen Rent. This piece of the original cast reminiscing makes me want to fix that.   (Playbill)

Y’all, we’ve totally been washing our hands wrong.  (NY Times)

Some of us (ahem) have a passionate interest in art theft (reading about it, not committing it); also, The Thomas Crown Affair is one of the best fashion movies of all time. This is a fascinating look at the legend of the buried gold trains in Poland.  (Buzzfeed)

There has been a lot of Very Serious Coverage of the Met Gala—the “Oscars of fashion”—the past two weeks. But who needs the red carpet when someone had the genius idea to station a photographer in the ladies’ bathroom….  (

We’re guessing most athletes wish for this kind of retirement…  (NY Times)


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