Drink DuJour: Grand Slam

by Lauren Watzich | August 23, 2019 4:00 pm

Breakout tennis star Coco Gauff won’t be the only one serving up an ace during this year’s US Open[1]. The Hudson Yards[2]-adjacent Crowne Plaza HY36[3]  hotel is offering tournament-goers a winning pre-game experience before they depart for the famed Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Queens. Upon check-in, guests can sip on an all-star cocktail inspired by Gauff—and snag some spectator accessories[4] to look the part (hello, stylish mini binoculars!).

Appropriately titled the Grand Slam, the beverage is a cool crowd pleaser filled to the brim with personality—just like the teenaged tennis hopeful it is inspired by. It’s a refreshingly sweet and minty blend of crème de menthe, crème de cacao, and heavy cream topped off with a slice of lemon for a zing.

Not attending the US Open[5]? Host a viewing soirée at home and play bartender using the recipe below.

Game, set, match.

GRAND SLAM:
¾ oz. crème de menthe
¾ oz. crème de cacao
¾ oz. heavy cream

Preparation: Fill a cocktail shaker with ice. Pour in all ingredients. Shake until chilled. Strain the mixture into a cocktail glass. Garnish with a lemon wedge.

Endnotes:
  1. US Open: https://www.usopen.org/index.html
  2. Hudson Yards: http://dujour.com/cities/new-york-city-hudson-yards-west-chelsea-development/
  3. Crowne Plaza HY36: https://www.crowneplazahy36.com/
  4. accessories: http://dujour.com/gallery/us-open-outfit-ideas/
  5. US Open: http://dujour.com/lifestyle/drink-dujour-the-honey-deuce-grey-goose-vodka-us-open/

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