Honey Deuce Cocktail Drink

Honey Deuce

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Written by Gavin Wrigley
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If you want to make a vibrant summer drink, this Honey Deuce recipe has all the ingredients to make your cocktail experience delightful! It’s straightforward, tasty, and refreshing to any gathering.

Honey Deuce Recipe

Refresh your senses with this simple Honey Deuce recipe! Combining vodka, lemonade, and raspberry liqueur, this refreshing cocktail is a summer delight.

Prep time:

1 minute

Mixing time:

1 minute

Servings:

1

Calories:

185 kl

Ingredients

  • oz Vodka
  • 3 oz fresh lemonade
  • ½ oz Raspberry Liqueur
  • Crushed ice
  • Fresh raspberries, for garnish
  • Lemon slices, for garnish, optional

Equipment

  • Highball Glass
  • Measuring Jigger
  • Stirrer or Bar Spoon

Instructions

  • Add Vodka: Pour 1½ oz Vodka over the ice.
  • Add Lemonade: Measure and pour 3 oz fresh lemonade into the glass.
  • Add Ice: Fill halfway your highball glass with crushed ice.
  • Stir Gently: Use a bar spoon to mix the ingredients gently.
  • More Ice: Fill the rest of the glass with crushed ice.
  • Add Raspberry Liqueur: Drizzle ½ oz Raspberry Liqueur over the top.
  • Garnish: If desired, add a slice of lemon for garnish.

Notes

Substitutes:

  • Vodka: When I don't have vodka, I often use gin; it adds a botanical twist to the drink. For a sweeter profile, white rum can also be a good substitute.
  • Raspberry Liqueur: I've substituted Chambord with homemade raspberry syrup or grenadine in a pinch; it alters the taste but keeps the fruity essence.
  • Lemonade: When fresh lemonade is unavailable, I opt for a quality store-bought version or mix equal parts of lemon juice and simple syrup.

Making a Pitcher of Honey Deuce:

  • Scale: For a pitcher serving 8, use 12 oz of vodka, 24 oz of lemonade, and 4 oz of raspberry liqueur.
  • Mix: Combine vodka and lemonade in a large pitcher. Stir well and refrigerate until ready to serve.
  • Serve: Add raspberry liqueur and garnish with fresh raspberries and lemon slices in ice-filled highball glasses before serving.

Making it Non-Alcoholic:

  • Vodka Substitute: Use a non-alcoholic vodka or a splash of club soda for a fizzy twist.
  • Proceed As Usual: Replace the regular vodka with the non-alcoholic substitute and follow the original steps.

Making it Vegan:

  • Check Ingredients: Ensure that the lemonade and raspberry liqueur used are vegan-friendly. Some may contain honey or other animal byproducts.
  • Serve As Usual: Once you confirm the vegan status of your ingredients, follow the original steps and enjoy a vegan version.

Nutrition Facts

Calories
185
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
0.04
g
0
%
Saturated Fat
 
0.02
g
0
%
Sodium
 
7
mg
0
%
Carbohydrates
 
15
g
5
%
Sugar
 
15
g
17
%
Potassium
 
5
mg
0
%
Protein
 
0.01
g
0
%
Polyunsaturated Fat
 
0.01
g
Calcium
 
0.1
mg
0
%
Iron
 
0.01
mg
0
%

 

Honey Deuce Cocktail Drink

Honey Deuce Recipe

Gavin Wrigley Written by Gavin Wrigley
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Refresh your senses with this simple Honey Deuce recipe! Combining vodka, lemonade, and raspberry liqueur, this refreshing cocktail is a summer delight.
Prep time: 1 minute
Mixing time: 1 minute
Servings: 1
Calories: 185

Ingredients
 

  • oz Vodka
  • 3 oz fresh lemonade
  • ½ oz Raspberry Liqueur
  • Crushed ice
  • Fresh raspberries - for garnish
  • Lemon slices - for garnish, optional

Equipment

  • Highball Glass
  • Measuring Jigger
  • Stirrer or Bar Spoon

Instructions

  • Add Vodka: Pour 1½ oz Vodka over the ice.
  • Add Lemonade: Measure and pour 3 oz fresh lemonade into the glass.
  • Add Ice: Fill halfway your highball glass with crushed ice.
  • Stir Gently: Use a bar spoon to mix the ingredients gently.
  • More Ice: Fill the rest of the glass with crushed ice.
  • Add Raspberry Liqueur: Drizzle ½ oz Raspberry Liqueur over the top.
  • Garnish: If desired, add a slice of lemon for garnish.

Notes

Substitutes:

  • Vodka: When I don't have vodka, I often use gin; it adds a botanical twist to the drink. For a sweeter profile, white rum can also be a good substitute.
  • Raspberry Liqueur: I've substituted Chambord with homemade raspberry syrup or grenadine in a pinch; it alters the taste but keeps the fruity essence.
  • Lemonade: When fresh lemonade is unavailable, I opt for a quality store-bought version or mix equal parts of lemon juice and simple syrup.

Making a Pitcher of Honey Deuce:

  • Scale: For a pitcher serving 8, use 12 oz of vodka, 24 oz of lemonade, and 4 oz of raspberry liqueur.
  • Mix: Combine vodka and lemonade in a large pitcher. Stir well and refrigerate until ready to serve.
  • Serve: Add raspberry liqueur and garnish with fresh raspberries and lemon slices in ice-filled highball glasses before serving.

Making it Non-Alcoholic:

  • Vodka Substitute: Use a non-alcoholic vodka or a splash of club soda for a fizzy twist.
  • Proceed As Usual: Replace the regular vodka with the non-alcoholic substitute and follow the original steps.

Making it Vegan:

  • Check Ingredients: Ensure that the lemonade and raspberry liqueur used are vegan-friendly. Some may contain honey or other animal byproducts.
  • Serve As Usual: Once you confirm the vegan status of your ingredients, follow the original steps and enjoy a vegan version.

What is a Honey Deuce?

A Honey Deuce cocktail combines vodka, lemonade, and raspberry liqueur, creating a delightful and refreshing drink. It’s known for its vibrant and sweet flavor profile, making it a popular choice for summer gatherings. 

A side shot of a Honey Deuce cocktail in highball glass on a wooden tray placed on a dark grey surface surrounded by an orange cloth, a lemon, two lemon slices, and a shaker, in front of a black background.

What is a Honey Deuce made of – The ingredients

The Honey Deuce recipe calls for the following ingredients:

  • Vodka: Provides the base spirit for the cocktail, adding a clean and neutral alcoholic punch.
  • Lemonade: Offers a sweet and tangy flavor, balancing the cocktail and adding refreshing citrus notes.
  • Raspberry Liqueur: Infuses the drink with a sweet and fruity raspberry flavor, enhancing the overall taste profile.
  • Crushed Ice: Chills the cocktail, making it more refreshing and enjoyable.
  • Fresh Raspberries (for garnish): Adds a decorative touch and a fresh fruit flavor.
  • Lemon Slices (for garnish, optional): Enhances presentation and adds a zesty aroma and flavor.

Vodka, Raspberry Liqueur, lemonade and lemon laid out on a white bar table

How do you make a Honey Deuce?

Learn to make your own Honey Deuce with our step-by-step instructions:

1
<p>Start by pouring 1.5 oz of vodka, providing a clean and neutral alcoholic base.</p>

Start by pouring 1.5 oz of vodka, providing a clean and neutral alcoholic base.

2
<p>Measure and pour 3 oz of fresh lemonade into the glass, adding a sweet and tangy flavor to balance the cocktail.</p>

Measure and pour 3 oz of fresh lemonade into the glass, adding a sweet and tangy flavor to balance the cocktail.

3
<p>Fill halfway your highball glass with crushed ice to chill the cocktail.</p>

Fill halfway your highball glass with crushed ice to chill the cocktail.

4
<p>Use a bar spoon to mix the ingredients, ensuring the flavors meld nicely and gently.</p>

Use a bar spoon to mix the ingredients, ensuring the flavors meld nicely and gently.

5
<p>Fill the rest of the highball glass with crushed ice.</p>

Fill the rest of the highball glass with crushed ice.

6
<p>Drizzle 0.5 oz of raspberry liqueur over the top, infusing the drink with a sweet and fruity raspberry flavor.</p>

Drizzle 0.5 oz of raspberry liqueur over the top, infusing the drink with a sweet and fruity raspberry flavor.

7
<p>If desired, add a slice of lemon for garnish to enhance the presentation and add a zesty aroma and flavor.</p>

If desired, add a slice of lemon for garnish to enhance the presentation and add a zesty aroma and flavor.

Honey Deuce Price at the US Open

At the US Open, the price tag on a Honey Deuce reflects its status as a premium, signature refreshment. A glass typically costs around $16 to $25, a range that might seem steep for a cocktail, but it’s part of the whole experience of enjoying top-tier tennis action. The cost includes the keepsake glass, a souvenir for fans to take home, reminding them of the thrilling matches and the refreshing sips enjoyed under the open sky. The blend of premium vodka, sweet raspberry liqueur, and tangy lemonade served over crushed ice doesn’t just offer a delightful escape from the heat; it’s a slice of the luxury and excitement inherent to the atmosphere of the US Open. Remember, the prices can vary, and it’s always good to have some extra bucks on hand to enjoy this exclusive concoction while soaking in the vibrant energy of the tournament.

A Honey Deuce cocktail, shot from above, in highball glass on a white marmol table surrounded by Vodka, lemonade, Raspberry Liqueur and two lemons.

Honey Deuce Cocktail kit from Grey Goose

For fans of the Honey Deuce seeking a simplified, at-home experience, the Grey Goose Honey Deuce Cocktail Kit is a standout choice. This kit is meticulously curated, ensuring enthusiasts enjoy the genuine taste of this signature cocktail without any hassle. It packs in Grey Goose Vodka, a premium raspberry liqueur, and a quality mixer, creating an authentic experience in the comfort of one’s home. The kit’s attention to quality and flavor fidelity makes it a top pick, offering a straightforward way for anyone to relish this refreshing concoction.

Non-alcoholic Honey Deuce

Creating a non-alcoholic or virgin version of the Honey Deuce is a breeze, allowing more people to enjoy the refreshing essence of this signature drink. For a virgin Honey Deuce, you can replace the vodka with a non-alcoholic alternative or even a splash of club soda for a fizzy twist. The raspberry liqueur can be swapped out for a non-alcoholic raspberry syrup, maintaining the sweet and fruity notes integral to the drink. By using fresh lemonade and garnishing with fresh raspberries and a lemon slice, the mocktail version retains the vibrant and refreshing qualities of the original cocktail.

A side shot of a Honey Deuce cocktail in highball glass on a wooden tray placed on a dark grey surface surrounded by an orange cloth, a lemon, two lemon wedges, and a shaker, in front of a black background.

Frozen Honey Deuce

A Frozen Honey Deuce is a variation of the classic cocktail, transformed into a frozen, slushy-like beverage. It combines the standard ingredients of vodka, raspberry liqueur, and lemonade but blends them with crushed ice to create a slushy, more textured drink. This rendition is especially popular in hot weather, offering a relaxed and refreshing alternative to the original with the same delightful balance of sweet, tangy, and fruity flavors.

A Honey Deuce cocktail, shot from above, in highball glass on a wooden tray placed on a dark grey surface surrounded by an orange cloth, and a lemon.

History and Origins of the Honey Deuce

The Honey Deuce has its roots in the prestigious US Open tennis tournament. Grey Goose, a vodka brand, created this refreshing concoction as the signature cocktail for the event. The inception of the Honey Deuce aimed to encapsulate the essence of tennis, with the fresh raspberries representing tennis balls. Since its introduction, it has gained immense popularity among attendees, becoming synonymous with the excitement and elegance of the tournament. 

 

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FAQ

How many calories are in a Honey Deuce?
A standard serving has approximately 200-250 calories, depending on the specific ingredients.
How strong is a Honey Deuce in terms of ABV and proof?
A Honey Deuce typically has an ABV of around 15-20%, making it 30-40 proof, depending on the ratio of the ingredients.
What type of alcohol is used in a Honey Deuce?
Vodka is the primary alcohol used in the drink, providing a clean and neutral base.
In which type of glass is a Honey Deuce served?
A Honey Deuce is typically served in a highball glass.
What does a Honey Deuce taste like?
It tastes sweet and tangy with a refreshing raspberry flavor, complemented by the crispness of vodka and the citrusy note of lemonade.
What is the ratio of ingredients in a Honey Deuce?
The Honey Deuce usually has a ratio of 3 parts lemonade to 1.5 parts vodka and 0.5 parts raspberry liqueur.
How is a Honey Deuce served with ice?
A Honey Deuce is served over crushed ice, ensuring it's well-chilled and refreshing.

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