Hungry Girl: My Ultimate New Year’s Eve Party Punch!

12/28/2015 at 12:22 PM ET

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Lisa Lillien is the author of the popular Hungry Girl website and email newsletter, featuring smart, funny advice on guilt-free eating. She is also the author of nine books, six of which debuted at number one on the New York Times Best Sellers list. Read her blog every Monday for slimmed-down celebrity recipes and more.

It’s been real, 2015, but the time has come to wrap things up. And you know what that means…party time! If you’re hosting end-of-year festivities, I’ve got a punch recipe that’ll have everyone raising a toast to you at midnight. This multi-serving cocktail has a fruity beachside flavor no one can resist, plus the sparkle you want in a New Year’s Eve sipper. Cheers!

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‘Til next time… Chew the right thing & HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Hungry Girl’s Party-Perfect Tropical Punch
Makes: 10 servings

1 750ml bottle dry sparkling white wine
2 cups club soda
1 ½ cups light orange juice
1 cup coconut rum
½ cup pineapple juice
2 limes, each sliced into 5 rings, ends discarded

1. Combine all ingredients except limes in a pitcher, and stir to mix.

2. Serve immediately over ice, with a lime slice floating on top.

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Nutritional Information: 1/10th of recipe (about 3/4 cup): 116 calories, 0g total fat (0g sat fat), 14mg sodium, 7.5g carbs, 0.5g fiber, 5.5g sugars

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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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