Nights of Lights
Celebrate all things bright this season with holiday lights and more!
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To entertain with lights, make the lights dance with the music. In this epic performance by John Williams, the Hollywood Bowl light up and danced to the sound of the famed Star Wars themed music. For the full effect, click here to watch the music and lights in action.
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Dress up your sparkling drinks this year with a little thyme, gin and elderflower liqueur.
For thyme syrup:
1 cup sugar
1 cup water
2 tablespoons fresh lemon thyme leaves (or regular fresh thyme leaves)
For the cocktail:
1 ounce gin
1/2 ounce St Germain Elderflower Liqueur
1/4 ounce thyme syrup
1/4 ounce fresh lemon juice
3 ounces chilled sparkling wine
Garnish: thyme sprig
For the syrup: Bring sugar and water to a boil in a small saucepan, stirring until sugar dissolves. Remove from heat, add thyme leaves, cover and let stand 1 hour. Strain and refrigerate.
For the cocktail: Fill mixing glass with ice, add gin, St Germain, thyme syrup, and lemon juice. Stir until cold. Strain into flute, top with sparkling wine and garnish with thyme sprig.