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Tom and Jerry Recipe

Eggnog's hot cousin, perfect for cold weather.

by Chris Hannah
Dec 20 2014, 10:58pm

Photo by Sydney Kramer.

"When it gets cool enough outside, it's time to drink a Tom and Jerry."

Servings: Many until you're drunk
Prep time: 20 minutes
Total time: 20 minutes


6 large eggs
1 lb. sugar
1 oz. Jamaican rum
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
1 teaspoon ground allspice
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
4 tablespoon vanilla extract
1/2 oz. dark rum
1 oz. Cognac or bourbon


1. Beat egg yolks until they are thin as water.

2. Add sugar, rum, spices and vanilla while beating.

3. Beat egg whites in a separate bowl until stiff. Mix in egg whites and stir until the mixture attains the consistency of a light batter.

4. Place batter in cooler until chilled.

5. When ready, spoon about 2 ounces into a glass, add 1/2 ounce dark rum and 1 ounce Cognac or bourbon and mix.

6. Add 3 to 4 ounces of piping hot water, stir, then ladle 2 more ounces of batter on top. Grate nutmeg on top for garnish and enjoy.

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