From Diane von Furstenberg's wrap dress to Kylie Jenner's infamous pout, we love a good trademark. And that, of course, includes cocktails. For the Kentucky Derby, it's the Mint Julep and for the U.S. Open, it's the Honey Deuce. Created in 2007 by Grey Goose mixologist Nick Mautone, the drink, a combination of vodka, lemonade, and raspberry liqueur, has remained a signature accessory to the U.S. Open experience.
Outfitted with honeydew melon balls meant to mirror tennis balls and named for the sport's term, "deuce," which means the score is 40-40, the twisted lemonade pays ample homage to the classic 14-day tennis tournament. And it's excessively light and refreshing, perfect for sipping in the sun watching the Williams sisters and other tennis favorites make history year after year.
Can't make it to the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center to watch the games and sip a Honey Deuce in person? Keep scrolling for the exact recipe to serve up your own signature cocktail and tune in to ESPN or ESPN 2 through Sept. 11 to catch all of the action.
Grey Goose Honey Deuce
Yields: 1 Cocktail
1 1/4 parts Grey Goose Vodka
Fresh squeezed lemonade
1/2 part Chambord or premium raspberry liqueur
Honeydew melon balls
1. Fill chilled highball glass with crushed ice and add vodka.
2. Top with lemonade to just below the rim and then add Chambord.
3. Garnish with honeydew melon balls.