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US Open Tennis Grey Goose Drink – Honey Deuce Cocktail

US Open Tennis Grey Goose Drink: It’s a tradition every year for me and my husband (wow, this is the first time I’ve typed that!) to get up early, slather on sunscreen, and take the 7 train out to Flushing Meadows for the US Open. We get grounds passes and wander around the smaller courts, watching some of the world’s best Tennis up close.

There’s something about the day that makes it unlike any sporting event I’ve been to – maybe it’s being transported to a crisp, chic tennis mecca just a subway ride from NYC, or hearing what a 135 mph serve sounds like hitting the backboard of the stadium, it’s a great way to spend a summer day. Watching Roger Feder hit an ace isn’t bad, either!

One thing to expect during a day at the Open is sunny, hot weather. Really hot. Like so hot that you feel marginally cooler just by taking off your sunglasses. And the best way to combat this heat is with one of the US Open cocktails served at the event.

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Yes, they are $15 each and probably won’t do much to actually hydrate your sweaty body. But the fresh lemonade spiked with vodka and a hint of raspberry liqueur hits the spot every time – not too sweet and always with the perfectly ripe melon garnish.

Grey Goose sponsors the drink and publishes the recipe, so it couldn’t be easier to recreate at home. It helps if you’re a tennis nerd and have kept your US Open glasses from years past, but serving the drink in any highball glass will do.

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US OPEN COCKTAIL – HONEY DEUCE
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INGREDIENTS
  • Honeydew melon, seeds removed
  • ice
  • 1 1/2 parts vodka
  • Fresh squeezed lemonade
  • 1/2 part Chambord or raspberry liqueur

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Use a melon baller or a rounded teaspoon to form melon into balls. Pierce 2-3 melon balls on a cocktail skewer and set aside.
  2. Fill a highball glass* with ice.
  3. Add 1 1/2 parts vodka*.
  4. Fill almost to the brim with lemonade.
  5. Add 1/2 part Chambord.
  6. Top with melon balls and serve.

NOTES

*Or US Open glasses, if you’re a tennis nerd (ahem).
*Use premium vodka for best results. I’ve made this with flavored vodka as well (Grey Goose Cherry Noir), and it turned out great.

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