Tom and Jerry

Tom and Jerry is a holiday drink—a version of eggnog that is believed to have been invented in the 1860s at the Occidental Hotel in San Francisco by their famous bartender, Professor Jerry Thomas.  Tom and Jerry is usually mixed in a punch bowl and served in mugs bearing the legend "Tom and Jerry."  You can find many Art Deco versions of these bowls at antique malls, junk shops, and on eBay.—Flapperjane

Separate the whites from the yolks of the eggs to be used. 1/2 egg for each drink to be served. Beat the whites in a bowl with an egg beater until stiff. Add 4 teaspoonfuls of sugar for each egg and mix thoroughly. Now beat the yolks until they become watery and then mix the whites and sugar. (This will have to be stirred occasionally to keep the batter together.)

Above batter, 6 teaspoonsful

Jamaica Rum, 1 Jigger

Brandy, 1 Glass

Put in large glass, fill with hot milk and stir well. Then pour from one glass into another several times. Shake some nutmeg on top and serve.


Recipe courtesy Burke's complete cocktail & drinking recipes, with recipes for food bits for the cocktail hour.