Recipe Redo: Daphne Oz and Clinton Kelly’s Gin Fizz

11/22/2013 at 12:57 PM ET

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We love simple cocktails like this Gin Fizz from Daphne Oz and Clinton Kelly because they’re easy to throw together and there’s lots of room for variations.

Tangerines are in season now, so we decided to take advantage of that and swap out the grapefruit juice for a delicious, tangy honey tangerine juice. We also added tarragon and honey tangerine to balance out the strong fennel-infused gin.

Also, did you guys know that fennel seeds are said to help prevent bloating? True story! (Even Dr. Oz, Daphne’s dad, says so!) People will often steep fennel seeds in hot water, just like you would a hot brewed tea, to reap the benefits. We love using this tactic before squeezing ourselves into cocktails dresses for a night out. Now, we’ll totally be making these cocktails instead! Enjoy!

Spoon Fork Bacon Gin Fizz
Courtesy Spoon Fork Bacon

Spoon Fork Bacon Gin Fizz
Courtesy Spoon Fork Bacon

Fennel Gin Fizz
Makes 4

6 oz. gin
1 tbsp. fennel seeds
4 honey tangerines, juiced
12 oz. club soda
4 sprigs tarragon, for garnish

1. Steep fennel seeds in gin for about 1 hour. Strain and discard seeds.

2. Fill four glasses with ice and pour a shot of fennel-infused gin into each glass.

3. Top each cocktail with the juice of one honey tangerine followed by club soda. Finish each cocktail with a sprig of tarragon.

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The Latest Craze in Disco Styles Is See-Through Jeans—but Beware of Foggy Bottoms

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On a clear day, you can see forever—or at least that’s the wicked thought behind L.A. designer Agi Berliner’s transparent idea: see-through jeans. Exhibitionists notwithstanding, most folks wear them over bathing suits or as attention-getting evening wear with halters, garter belts and body stockings. Created for the disco crowd, the $34 jeans are selling like, well, hot pants. In just six weeks, 25,000 pairs have already been sold in such major department store chains as Macy’s, Bonwit’s and Saks.

“What’s limiting American designers is that we’re afraid to do something different,” says Berliner, 32, a Hungarian émigré who fled with her family to the U.S. in 1956. Agi thought up the gimmick in London while marveling at the way plastics were being employed by designers of punk fashion. In her L.A. office, where she designs for La Parisienne junior sportswear, Agi spent five days on the phone and six weeks testing to come up with the right plastic.

Agi herself tried out the French-cut jeans with the zipper in front, and quickly found several problems: Some plastics tore away from stitching, others wouldn’t bend and all fogged with perspiration. The ideal material proved to be a vinyl supplied by a bookbinder. The steam was eliminated with a series of vents behind the knees and in the crotch. “They’re no hotter than polyester pants,” claims Agi, “and if you wear them with tights, they won’t stick to your legs.”

Whatever the discomfort and despite the problem of Saturday night feverishness, discomaniacs report one major advantage of the plastic pants: no laundry bills. To keep Berliner’s see-through jeans clear, all the wearer needs is a little Windex.

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