About the Tom & Jerry Cocktail
Make any day a holiday by fixing a bowl of decadent Tom & Jerry.
Ingredients in the Tom & Jerry Cocktail
- Boiling water
- 1 tbsp Tom & Jerry Batter*
- 1 oz Cognac
- 1 oz Dark rum
- Whole milk, hot
Garnish: Nutmeg, clove and allspice
Glass: Coffee mug or Tom & Jerry cup
How to make the Tom & Jerry Cocktail
Rinse a small coffee mug (or, indeed, a white ceramic Tom & Jerry cup) with boiling water to warm it and discard the water. Add the batter, cognac and rum to the cup and fill with hot milk. Garnish with a mixture of 2 parts freshly grated nutmeg to 1 part each ground clove and ground allspice.
*Tom & Jerry Batter
- 12 Eggs, separated
- 1 tsp Cream of tartar
- 2 lb Sugar
- 2 oz Dark Jamaican-style rum
- 1 tsp Vanilla extract (optional)
In a nonreactive bowl, whip the egg whites with the cream of tartar until they form stiff peaks. In a separate bowl, beat the yolks with the sugar, rum and vanilla (if using). When the mixture is completely liquid, fold it into the whites.