With the US Open just a few weeks away, check out the Grey Goose Honey Deuce!
Crafted to pay homage to the world’s most exciting Grand Slam, the Honey Deuce is comprised of Grey Goose Vodka, freshly squeezed lemonade and raspberry liqueur, topped with tennis-inspired honeydew melon balls. For those who aren’t able to score tickets to the coveted event, the Honey Deuce will be served at several New York hot spots, allowing locals to sip the cocktail while watching the tournament around the city. Bars include the Dream Downtown, PHD Terrace at Dream Midtown, 48 Lounge, Ascent Lounge, The Pierre, and Four Seasons Hotel.
The Honey Deuce has become an iconic feature of the US Open, fueling many late nights spent under the bright lights of Arthur Ashe stadium. Designed to transport tennis fans near and far to the non-stop courtside action, the cocktail is named after the most exciting moment of a tennis match when the score is tied at 40-40 – coined by tennis nerds as “deuce.” The refreshing sip is ideal for cooling off during the sultry summer days or powering through the wee hours of the morning to see if Roger Federer can keep up the momentum stateside following his record-breaking Wimbledon triumph.
The cocktail is very easy to make at home, making it the perfect choice for those who won’t be venturing out to Flushing Meadows but who still want to celebrate the US Open in style.
Grey Goose Honey Deuce
1.25 OZ. GREY GOOSE® VODKA
3.0 OZ. FRESH LEMONADE
0.5 OZ. RASPBERRY LIQUEUR
GARNISH: FROZEN HONEYDEW MELON BALL SKEWER
Chill Collins Glass by placing in refrigerator/ freezer or by filling with ice water for 5 minutes. Remove Collins Glass from refrigerator/freezer, and fill with ice. Measure and add vodka to Collins Glass. Top with measured amount of fresh lemonade. Measure and add raspberry liqueur. Garnish with skewer of 1 or multiple frozen honeydew melon balls (note: place honeydew melon in freezer beforehand, then, to create melon balls, use melon baller).