Tom and Jerry
The Tom and Jerry is a traditional drink for cold weather, often served during the holidays. It is often said that it shouldn't be served before the first snowfall, or after the last. The drink is made by starting out with a batter mix, and then preparing each individual drink with a measure of batter, a hot liquid (originally with water, but often made these days with hot milk instead), and sprits.
- 6 Eggs (yolks & whites separated)
- 1 lb superfine sugar
- 1 oz of Aged Rum
- 1.5 oz (3 tbsp) Vanilla Extract
- 3/4 tsp Ground cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp Ground allspice
- 1/4 tsp Ground nutmeg
- 1/8 tsp Ground cloves
- 2 dashes Angostura Bitters
- Use a food processor to beat the egg whites until slightly stiff. Transfer to a bowl.
- In the same processor, beat the egg yolks until they are thin and pale yellow.
- Gradually add sugar, spices, rum & vanilla to egg yolks (while food processor is
running). Transfer to a large bowl.
- Add the egg yolk mixture to the egg whites, and mix well.
- Store in sterilized container in the refrigerator. (A quart mason jar works well)
- Stir the batter mixture well before each drink to mix up anything that has settled.
- Add 2 oz. of batter in a preheated, (10 oz) Irish coffee mug.
- Add 1 oz aged rum + 1 oz cognac.
- Fill with 6 oz boiling milk, briskly stirring with a short whisk (optimal) or
spoon while adding milk, so that the two ingredients are beaten together.
- Dust with freshly grated nutmeg.
- Mixopedia: Solving the Mysteries of the Tom and Jerry Cocktail by Wayne Curtis