The Cocktail Recipe the Stars Will Be Sipping at the Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic

05/27/2016 at 12:10 PM ET

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Beautiful scenery, stylish summer suits, free-flowing champagne and plenty of polo – there’s so much to love about the Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic.

The glamorous sporting event, which returns to New Jersey’s Liberty State Park on Saturday, June 4th, is set just across the river from Manhattan and offers Instagram-worthy views of the Statue of Liberty and the lower city skyline. Always a star-studded affair, the polo classic has attracted celebrities like Matthew McConaughey, Mindy Kaling, Lupita Nyong’o and Hugh Jackman.

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To celebrate the 2016 event, chef and Chopped Canada judge Eden Grinshpan has created a specialty cocktail made with the brand’s newest champagne, Veuve Clicquot Rich—and she’s sharing the easy recipe with PEOPLE.

“My favorite ingredients to add [to champagne] are grapefruit and pineapple, but other top faves are jalapeño and tea,” says Grinshpan, who suggests serving with ice.

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Pineapple Champagne Cocktail
Fresh pineapple, cut into quarters

Place 5 ice cubes in a large wine glass. Add 5 to 6 pieces of cut pineapple and finish with chilled champagne.

–Michelle Ward Trainor

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