Tom and Jerry Batter

A Tom and Jerry is a variation of egg nog. This is the recipe from the famous Trader Vics in California. We've included an individual drink recipe as well as a larger batch.
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  • ServesMakes 1 serving


  • Drink Mix From Prepared Batter:
    • 1 heaping teaspoon prepared Tom and Jerry batter
    • 1/2 ounce Jamaican rum
    • 1/2 ounce brandy
  • Tom and Jerry Quantity Batter:
    • 12 each whole eggs, separated
    • 31/2 pounds bar sugar
    • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
    • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
    • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
    • 1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • Tom and Jerry Single Serving:
    • 1 egg separated
    • 1 teaspoon bar sugar
    • 1 ounce dark Jamaica rum
    • 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
    • 1/4 ounce brandy
    • Hot water


Prep and Cook Time: About 1 1/4 hours


Tom and Jerry Single Serving
Beat egg yolk with sugar, rum and allspice until smooth and thick. Separately beat egg white until stiff. Fold white into yolk mixture. Put mixture into a preheated mug. Add hot water to fill mug 3/4 full. Stir gently. Add brandy. Dust with grated nutmeg.

Tom and Jerry Quantity Batter
Beat egg yolks with 3 pounds of the sugar and nutmeg, cinnamon and cloves until thick and light. Separately beat egg whites with cream of tartar until soft peaks form; gradually beat in remaining sugar; beat until stiff. Gently fold whites into yolks.

Drink Mix From Prepared Batter
Preheat a 6 ounce Tom and Jerry mug with hot water. Add batter, rum, brandy, and stir. Fill mug with boiling water, hot coffee or hot milk. Stir.

Additional Notes

Boiling water, hot coffee or hot milk
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