Here is another great holiday drink for a group. If the cartoon cat and mouse named after this drink had been enjoying these they never would have been able to chase each other anywhere.
Dark rum or spiced rum can be substituted for the Jamaican with different but equally good results. This will make four coffee mug sized drinks.
Tom and Jerry
- 1 egg separated
- 1 cup Jamaican rum + 1 tbsp
- 1 1/4 tsp sugar
- 3/4 tsp vanilla extract
- pinch allspice, cloves and cinnamon
- 3 cups whole milk
- Fresh nutmeg
In a bowl lightly beat egg yolk until light yellow. Add a tablespoon of rum, cinnamon, cloves, allspice, sugar and vanilla and beat again until incorporated. In another bowl beat egg white with an electric mixer until stiff peaks form. Fold egg white into yolk gently. Warm milk until almost simmering, but do not scorch it. In each mug place two tablespoons of the egg mixture, then about four tablespoon rum. Add the rum a tablespoon at a time and stir very well to keep the egg mixture from curdling. Fill mug with warm milk and top with fresh grated nutmeg.