Tom & Jerry

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Gather around the Christmas tree with a mug of something warm and boozy! The Tom & Jerry is a classic hot cocktail that’s just right for the holidays.

You can leave out the booze for the kids and those who don’t drink alcohol, and it will still taste fantastic. This recipe isn’t difficult, but it does take a little extra attention. The flavor is much nicer than you’d get from a Tom & Jerry flavoring packet for just a little extra effort


  • (This recipe is for 4 servings)
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 3 tablespoons powdered sugar
  • 4 ounces Cognac
  • 4 ounces dark rum
  • Milk (cooked till hot)


Separate the egg whites from the yolks. In a large bowl, beat the egg whites until they stiffen. In another bowl, beat the egg yolks and then beat in the allspice, sugar, cinnamon, and cloves. Fold the yolk into the whites. This is the batter. For each drink, pour 2 tablespoons of this batter and then add one ounce of Cognac and one ounce of dark rum. Top off with the hot milk. Stir ingredients together and top each drink with a dusting of cinnamon or nutmeg.


  1. by DRINK: A Holiday Favorite – Tom & Jerry |, December 22nd, 2011 at 2:07 pm

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  2. by Maxcap7, January 1st, 2012 at 2:58 pm

    We have been making Tom and Jerrys for many years. It’s our signature holiday party drink and always well received. I actually inherited a traditional bowl and 6 mugs to which I have added 6 more from vintage markets for a set of 12. It’s milk glass and the decoration on bowl and mugs are red and green and Tom and Jerry is printed on it. Our recipe only uses hot water and nutmeg for spice and the sugar to egg ratio is much higher. We use rum but will try some brandy and I think I’d like to try adding some milk to see how ours differs from earlier recipes. Leaving out the milk may have come about during war rationing but I can’t account for the larger amount of sugar.