By: Christopher Menendez
Miami- Men’s doubles team Max Mirnyi and Treat Huey took a break from the courts and hit the Grey Goose Lounge for a mixology lesson.
The featured most popular drink at the 2016 Miami Open is ‘the serve’, which is made of Grey Goose Vodka, lemon, mint, strawberries, and a splash of soda water. A professional Grey Goose mixologist walked Max and Treat through how to prepare the cocktail, including how to properly muddle strawberries.
In order to give ‘the serve’ it’s signature pop, the players were instructed to snap the mint leaves as if they were returning a serve to their opponents. Underestimating their strength, the mint leaves went flying into the air! The mixologists, with a wide grin, advised that the players use less power and more technique.
The Miami Open: What is your favorite Grey Goose drink?
Max Mirnyi: I like adding strawberries to classic Grey Goose vodka. It’s my favorite.
Treat Huey: My favorite is the signature Honey Deuce drink. I remember drinking a few of those after losing at the US Open last year.
The Honey Deuce cocktail is made with Grey Goose Vodka, Chambord or raspberry liqueur, crushed ice, and honeydew melon balls.
The Grey Goose Lounge is serving its signature Miami Open cocktails every day in the main food court. Stop by before tonight’s big event: Sock vs. Raonic. Get your tickets here.
About the Miami Open presented by Itaú
The 2016 Miami Open will be played March 21-April 3 at the Crandon Tennis Center in Miami. The two-week combined event is owned and operated by IMG. The Miami Open is one of nine ATP Masters 1000 Series events on the ATP calendar, a Premier Mandatory event on the WTA calendar, and features the top men’s and women’s tennis players in the world. The tournament is widely regarded as the most glamorous on the ATP and WTA calendars because of its exotic Miami location, thriving nightlife, five-star hotels and restaurants, beautiful weather and beaches, and its celebrity appeal. For ticket information, call +1.305.442.3367 or visit www.miamiopen.com.
Itau is the largest Latin America privately owned bank, with approximately 95,000 employees and operations in 20 countries throughout the Americas, Asia and Europe. Itaú’s relationship with sport goes back to the 1970s, when Itaú first sponsored the Itaú Tennis Cup in Brazil in 1970. Itaú has been a sponsor of the Miami Open for the last six years, and also sponsors the Rio Open, the only combined ATP/WTA event in South America. Itaú also supports the Brazilian Women’s Tennis Circuit, only female professional tournament in South America, certified by the Brazilian Tennis Confederation (CBT) and the International Tennis Federation (ITF), as well as the Tennis Institute Training Center, responsible for the development of young, new talent.
IMG is a global leader in sports, fashion and media operating in more than 25 countries around the world. IMG’s businesses include Events Media, College, Golf, Tennis, Performance and IMG Academy, Fashion, Models, Clients, Licensing, Joint Ventures, and creative management agency Art + Commerce. In 2014, IMG was acquired by WME, the world’s leading entertainment and media agency. Together, the companies offer an unparalleled client roster; strategic partnerships with sponsors and brands; and marquee assets across sports, entertainment, events, music and fashion.