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Bon Appétit Magazine: Recipes, Cooking, Entertaining, Restaurants

Bon Appétit Magazine: Recipes, Cooking, Entertaining, Restaurants

Cucumber-Aloe Cocktail

Makes 2 Servings<p>August 2011Print<p>Ingredients<p>8 1/4'-thick slices cucumber<p>12 small fresh shiso leaves<p>1/4 cup Hendrick's Gin<p>6 tablespoons tonic water<p>1/4 cup aloe juice<p>2 teaspoons Chartreuse liqueur<p>Recipe Preparation<p>Using a muddler or the handle of a wooden spoon, crush and mash cucumber and shiso in a …

French 75

8 Servings<p>Print<p>Ingredients<p>1 cup gin<p>1/2 cup No-Cook Simple Syrup (see below)<p>1/2 cup fresh lemon juice<p>Champagne<p>Lemon twists (for garnish)<p>Recipe Preparation<p>To make our No-Cook Simple Syrup, combine 2 cups each superfine sugar and water in an airtight container. Cover and shake until sugar dissolves. …

Chamomile Gin Cocktail

Makes 8 Servings<p>Print<p>Ingredients<p>1/4 cup dried chamomile flowers or 12 chamomile tea bags<p>6 tablespoons honey<p>2 cups London dry gin<p>3/4 cup fresh lemon juice<p>Recipe Preparation<p>Mix chamomile and 6 Tbsp. very hot water in a medium bowl. Let stand for 1 minute. Stir in honey; mash chamomile with a wooden …

Bon Appétit Magazine: Recipes, Cooking, Entertaining, Restaurants

Bon Appétit Magazine: Recipes, Cooking, Entertaining, Restaurants

Gwyneth Paltrow's Peach Cooler

Makes 4 Servings<p>Print<p>Ingredients<p>2 very ripe peaches, peeled, cut into 1/2' wedges<p>6 tablespoons peach liqueur<p>2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice<p>1/4 cup vodka<p>1 English hothouse cucumbert<p>2 cups chilled Prosecco<p>1 1/2 cups chilled soda water<p>12 fresh mint leaves<p>Recipe Preparation<p>Using a muddler or wooden …

Pomegranate-Champagne Punch

makes 12 Servings<p>Every good party needs a Champagne punch recipe. Pomegranate juice adds a sweet-tart note—not to mention, a festive color.<p>Print<p>Ingredients<p>1/2 cup water<p>1/2 cup sugar<p>2 750-ml bottles chilled brut Champagne<p>1 1/2 cups white rum<p>1 1/4 cups pomegranate juice<p>1 large lemon, thinly …

Amazing Two-Story Bike Strolls Through Los Angeles

More than just your average bicycle, Richie Trimble's self-built <i>STOOPID TALL</i> bike stands at 14.5 feet tall, making the rider's seat nearly two stories above the ground. It's no wonder why the bike turned heads last week as Trimble rode the towering two-wheeler through the streets of Los Angeles for …

Travel Photo Contest Winners

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Two Glorious Daft Punk Video Mash-Ups to Start Your Weekend - PAPER

The best thing to come out of all the breathless Daft Punk coverage online this week? These two mash-up videos featuring DP's new duet with Pharrell, "Get Lucky." Viral clip "Daft Train" matches <i>Soul Train</i> footage with the track while "Goat Lucky" injects yelling goats into the chorus. Obviously the …