Three skewered melon balls
How to make:
SHAKE first 3 ingredients with ice and strain into glass. TOP with soda and then fill glass with ice. Lastly, add black raspberry liqueur which should bleed through the cocktail as it sinks.
|1 1/2 fl oz||Ketel One Vodka|
|1 fl oz||Lemon juice (freshly squeezed)|
|1/3 fl oz||Honey syrup (3 honey to 1 water)|
|2 fl oz||Thomas Henry Soda Water|
|1/2 fl oz||Black raspberry liqueur (e.g. Chambord)|
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Adapted from a recipe created in 2016 by Nick Mautone, a highly experienced bartender then working as Grey Goose brand ambassador, which had just become vodka sponsor of the U.S. Open tennis tournament. One evening, soon after being tasked with creating the event's official cocktail, he noticed that Honeydew melon balls resembled tiny tennis balls, and with a suitable garnish found, the tall fruity cocktail soon followed. Served in collectable plastic cups, in 2023, some 450,000 Honey Deuce cocktails were made at the U.S. Open, garnished with 1.3 million melon balls.