Container Bar's X squared cocktail

Head to Container Bar, Brasserie Kensington or Winebar Kensington to sip on this colourful cocktail for a good cause Aug. 18-Sept. 2

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This fun, summery cocktail was created by Container Bar's barkeep, Mike Defina, exclusively for Shake, Stir and Strainbow: a fundraiser campaign in partnership with Vine Arts and Victoria Park Business Association in support of an Alberta LGBTQ2+ charity. Between Aug. 18 and Sept. 2, $1 from each sale of this Pride-inspired drink (which is also available upstairs at Brasserie Kensington and downstairs at Winebar Kensington) will be donated to the Skipping Stone Foundation, which supports trans youth and their families.

This trio of Kensington establishments are just three of the 30 participating restaurants and bars around Calgary.

Time to raise your glass and cheers to Calgary Pride season!


X squared cocktail

1/2 oz. lime juice
1/2 oz. Grand Marnier
1/2 oz. blue CuraƧao
1 oz. good quality tequila
6 to 8 oz. soda or sparkling water, enough to top
1 slice Orange, for garnish
1 cherry, for garnish

Build first 4 ingredients in a Collins glass over ice. Top with sparkling water and stir.

Garnish with orange wheel and cherry skewered with an umbrella pick.

Cheers with a friend and sip!

1 cocktail
Prep Time:
2 minutes