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I love this story! What the deuce!!

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Sep 11, 2023Liked by Robert Simonson, Mary Kate Murray

Going to make one tonight. Damn it sounds good! Love the story.

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Let me know how it turns out.

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I will. I went to the grocery store tonight and no honeydew melon. Trying another tomorrow. Perhaps The US Open depleted the supply on the east coast corridor! HA!

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Sep 12, 2023Liked by Robert Simonson, Mary Kate Murray

Lovely piece, Robert! I’ve enjoyed a Pimm’s Cup in England at Ascot but have never been to the Derby or Open. What a stellar business the Deuce is. Those numbers are staggering. Another excellent newsletter!

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Thank you, Susie! I had my first Pimm's Cup in Wimbledon many years ago. I've yet to attend the Kentucky Derby.

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Sep 11, 2023Liked by Robert Simonson, Mary Kate Murray

Fascinating. Reason enough, I suppose, to attend the Open, to which I have not previously been drawn.

Beach Boys allusion seemed to come out of nowhere, but appreciated nonetheless.

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The headline was either that or "What the Deuce?"

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Sep 12, 2023Liked by Robert Simonson

Terrific! We've been doing variations of this (unbeknownst - this is my very first awareness of the Honey Deuce!) for our towns "First Friday's" events for a few years - vodka lemonade with a fruit twist - strawberry, raspberry, blueberry, even cucumber. I can confirm - the general public LOVES this combo. Fun story

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It's funny how a drink can be so big, and yet still be largely unknown at the same time, isn't it. I had no idea how popular the Honey Deuce was until I started looking into it. Since I'm not much of a tennis fan, the drink's universe was beyond my purview.

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