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    Why Is the Honey Deuce on the US Open So Costly?

    Inflation has affected just about each facet of the American shopper chain, even skilled sporting occasions.

    Twitter through @_ZachGriff
    Twitter through @_ZachGriff

    This 12 months’s US Open Tennis Championships is just not immune (you’ll be able to partially thank Serena Williams’ retirement announcement for that), however ticket prices aren’t the one factor that is skyrocketing, particularly on the subject of one tried and true concession.

    The famed drink of the match is dubbed the Honey Deuce — a Gray Goose vodka-based drink made with raspberry liqueur and lemonade and garnished with honeydew melons adorably formed to appear to be tennis balls.

    What’s not so lovely, nevertheless, is the $22 price ticket — for one cocktail.

    Granted, you get to maintain the signature cup, however for a lot of tennis followers and match goers, the associated fee is something however an ace.

    Name it the Massive Mac index for tennis… A honey deuce on the U.S. Open is now $22

    That is greater than a whole bottle of vodka in some locations!

    — Zach Griff (@_ZachGriff) August 29, 2022

    Rename to, “thanks for spending $22 on a honey deuce”

    — Philip Fama (@tweener_head) August 30, 2022

    Excuse me however a Honey Deuce is now $22?!

    — Foot Fault Tennis (on North American Exhausting Courts) (@footfaulttennis) August 30, 2022

    YO. I labored the US Open final 12 months and went again for the fan preview yesterday. The official cocktail, the Honey Deuce is $22 (!), and I swear @usopen shaved 4 ounces from the cup dimension since final 12 months. They’re TINY. #USOpen2022

    — The Finest, Bar None Pizza with Left Beef (@betterred) August 24, 2022

    I wish to go to the #USopen and drink a Honey Deuce that now prices $22

    — Michelle Chabra (@MichelleChabra) August 29, 2022

    Honey Deuce is $22

    Fed will hold climbing

    — SawMill (@VujaDeMgmt) August 26, 2022

    The drink, which debuted in 2007, was initially priced at $18 and elevated to $20 in 2019 when roughly 250,000 have been bought. Greater than 1 million Honey Deuces have been bought within the final 15 years.

    Bloomberg reported that concessions typically are up about 10%, with native lodges charging upwards of $519 per night time throughout the first spherical of the match with others even reaching $700 per night time over the vacation weekend and into the later rounds of the match.

    Ticket costs on the match have additionally skyrocketed, with the most affordable tickets for the Girls’s finals beginning at $180 and the Males’s and Girls’s Doubles Last tickets beginning at $350 a pop on Stubhub.

    The US Open is predicted to run via September 12.

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