RECIPE: The ‘Velvet and Stone’ from Kocktails with Khloe

02/26/2016 at 03:55 PM ET

Velvet and Stone

Velvet and Stone Cocktail
1 bottle of Silver or blanco Tequila
1 habanero, cut in half
1 small watermelon
Lime juice
Simple syrup (1 part sugar and 1 part water, dissolved in a saucepan and cooled)
Fine sea salt

1. Place habanero in a bottle of tequila. Marinate for 1 to 2 days. Remove the habanero after 3 days.

2. Remove rind of watermelon, cut watermelon into cubes. Puree cubes in a blender until smooth. In a fine mesh strainer, strain the watermelon pulp. Discard the pulp.

3. Dip rim of glass into lime juice, then into black salt. Set aside.

4. In a cocktail shaker add 2 oz. watermelon juice, 1 1/2 oz of tequila, ¾ oz of lime juice, 2 teaspoons simple syrup and ice. Shake vigorously until well chilled. Strain into glass. Serve with a lime twist.

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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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