The U.S. Open is underway, with qualifying taking place now and the Main Draw beginning August 29.
While lots of great tennis will be played over the next two weeks at the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in New York, we're presently more concerned with what's in everyone's hands.
No, not the racquets—the cocktails.
Because in addition to being one of the sport's four Grand Slams, the U.S. Open is also host to the Honey Deuce, a cocktail that's nearly as synonymous with the tournament as tennis itself.
The Honey Deuce was created in 2007. Named after an equal 40/40 score, it's composed of Grey Goose vodka, fresh lemonade and raspberry liqueur, and it's topped with tennis-inspired honeydew melon balls. The drink was a hit, and it's been served at the U.S. Open ever since. Here's how to make it.
Honey Deuce Cocktail Recipe
- 1.25 ounces vodka (such as Grey Goose)
- 3 ounces fresh lemonade
- 0.5 ounce raspberry liqueur (such as Chambord)
- Frozen honeydew melon balls, to garnish
1. Fill a chilled Collins glass with ice.
2. Add vodka, then top with fresh lemonade and raspberry liqueur.
3. Garnish with a skewer of frozen honeydew melon balls.