Tom and Jerry Recipe

Tom and Jerry
Makes: 4 drinks

A traditional Christmas drink from the early 19th century, consider this the cousin to eggnog.

This recipe was featured as part of our Hot Boozy Drinks photo gallery.

INGREDIENTS
  • 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
  • 4 ounces dark rum, lukewarm
  • Hot milk
  • Freshly grated nutmeg
INSTRUCTIONS
  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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