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tom & jerry

a recipe by
Ellen Gwaltney Bales
Indianapolis, IN

I have no idea how this tastes but I'm told it is great for the holidays. I'm not going to argue with that! Recipe & photo:

serves ?
prep time 15 Min
method Blend

Ingredients For tom & jerry

  • boiling water
  • 1 Tbsp
    tom & jerry batter *
  • 1 oz
  • 1 oz
    dark rum
  • whole milk, hot
  • garnish: nutmeg, clove and allspice
  • 12
    eggs, separated
  • 1 tsp
    cream of tartar
  • 2 lb
  • 2 oz
    dark jamaican-style rum
  • 1 tsp
    vanilla extract

How To Make tom & jerry

  • 1
    For the batter: 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. When the mixture is completely liquid, fold it into the whites.
  • 2
    For the drink: Rinse a small coffee mug with boiling water to warm it and discard the water. Add the batter, cognac and rum to the cup and fill with hot milk.
  • 3
    Garnish with a mixture of 2 parts freshly grated nutmeg to 1 part each ground clove and ground allspice.