Drink DuJour: Grand Slam

Published: August 23, 2019

Breakout tennis star Coco Gauff won’t be the only one serving up an ace during this year’s US Open. The Hudson Yards-adjacent Crowne Plaza HY36  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 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? Host a viewing soirée at home and play bartender using the recipe below.

Game, set, match.

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.

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