What could be more festive than a blood red cocktail, full of liquor and spices? What is in this licentious libation you ask? Dark rum, fresh cranberry puree, ginger beer and holiday spices would be the answer from beyond the grave. Fresh cranberries (none of that canned stuff) smashed into a pliable puree are mixed with ginger beer, nutmeg and other festive spices and given the sturdy base of a dark rum to form a cohesive whole in your glass. The cocktail is garnished with lime peel and is served on the rocks.
As the ice used at Waterloo & City is small, which melts quickly, that only spurs you to drink it quickly, lest it get diluted. A cocktail that impels you to drink it quickly? Very much in the holiday spirit.
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Waterloo & City: 12517 West Washington Blvd, Culver City. Phone: (310) 391-4222. Website: www.waterlooandcity.com