Travis Whitney's cocktail. (Travis Whitney)

Grey Cup Sunday is a great time to imbibe (responsibly, of course!) while you cheer on your favourite team. 

CBC Calgary asked Travis Whitney, cocktail creator at the new Bar C Restaurant and Lounge on 17th Avenue S.W. to create a special drink that captures the excitement and energy around the Stamps' run to the Cup.

His goal? "I wanted to create a cocktail that would be great for both men and women."

Here's his recipe for you to try:

In a shaker glass half filled with ice, combine:

  • 1 ounce Crown Royal rye whiskey
  • 1 ounce Grey Goose pear vodka
  • A dash of Angostura bitters
  • 1 tablespoon of maple syrup
  • A squeeze of a 3/4" wedge of lime

Stir and pour ingredients into a pre-chilled pint glass. Add one bottle of Fruli strawberry beer (Belgium), and top with ice.

Lightly stir. Garnish with three small slices of pear speared with wooden skewer.