Twelve Days of Christmas: The Tom and Jerry

Much better than the cartoon

Much better than the cartoon

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.

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About Rufus' Food and Spirits Guide

This blog attempts to collect some of the things I try to create with food and booze. Sometimes I succeed and sometimes I fail. My hope is to entertain and maybe help people think a little harder about what they decide to eat and drink.
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5 Responses to Twelve Days of Christmas: The Tom and Jerry

  1. I can taste it already – homemade egg nog! Buon Natale!

  2. yes, yes, yes to the Tom and Jerry. I have always dreamed of walking in to a bar and ordering one and have yet to do so. I think this Holiday is the time. Thanks for sharing your life of food and drink in 2013.

  3. laurasmess says:

    My husband would love this. I need to make it, definitely. Plus, it has a cute name for extra points!

  4. Pingback: The Ghosts of Christmas Past | Rufus' Food and Spirits Guide

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