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Tom and Jerry

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  • Prep 10 min
  • Total 10 min
  • Servings 4
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A traditional holiday drink from the early 19th century, consider this the cousin to eggnog. Unlike most cocktails with raw egg, this one is served warm.
Updated Aug 30, 2018
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  • 3 eggs, separated
  • 3 tablespoons powdered sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 4 ounces brandy, lukewarm
  • 3 cups hot milk
  • Freshly grated nutmeg


  • 1
    In a large, clean bowl, beat the egg whites until stiff peaks form.
  • 2
    In a separate bowl, beat the egg yolks until light in color; gradually beat in the sugar, allspice, cinnamon, and cloves. Fold the yolk mixture into the whites.
  • 3
    Pour 2 tablespoons into four mugs each. Add 1 ounce brandy and 1 ounce dark rum to each mug.
  • 4
    Fill with hot milk. Stir well, and dust with nutmeg.

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More About This Recipe

  • While for some the name may conjure up images of a famous cartoon cat and mouse, this holiday drink created in the 1820s, is an old tradition that’s worth keeping around. A cousin to eggnog, this egg-based cocktail is served warm with brandy, rum and hot milk. While it takes a little bit of effort to whip both the yolks and whites separately for a Tom and Jerry drink, it does make a large batch so that everyone can enjoy a big cup of creamy, comforting holiday cheer. Interested in a non-alcoholic version? Just skip the brandy and rum and go straight to the milk. For more holiday fun, check out these other rum recipes ready to help you party.
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