Created by Grey Goose mixologist Nick Mautone in 2007, the tasty combination of vodka, lemonade, and raspberry liqueur has become the signature beverage of the tennis tournament.
Because it’s so hot in New York this time of year, Mautone decided to combine the vodka with lemonade to help quench spectators’ thirst, and the Chambord adds a delicious raspberry kick. The best part? The frozen honeydew melon balls that are used as a garnish. Resembling tennis balls, they remind us of what the US Open is really about (not that the food and beverages at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center aren’t wonderful on their own.)
The Grey Goose and Chambord-filled Honey Deuce has been the event’s trademark drink for over a decade. As of the 2016 tournament, nearly a million (I know, right??) Honey Deuces had been sold since the cocktail’s inception but here’s how you can make it at home.
The Honey Deuce
- 3 oz Grey Goose Vodka
- 2 oz Fresh squeezed lemonade
- 1/2 oz Chambord or premium raspberry liqueur
- Frozen honeydew melons for garnish optional
- Fill a chilled highball glass with ice and add Grey Goose vodka.
- Top with lemonade and then add Chambord.
- Garnish with skewer of frozen honeydew melon balls