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December 15, 2020

Tom and Jerry Batter and Cocktail

Tom and Jerry Cocktail | Stephanie HansenI was super excited to talk with Molly King, Director of Marketing at Arcs Value village, about Tom and Jerrys. I remember my mom and dad having them when we were kids in vintage white coffee cups with red and green lettering spelling out Tom and Jerry. I thought it had something to do with the cartoon Tom and Jerry, but little did I know it’s a fancy holiday cocktail! I decided to go on a quest to make my own batter and get all fancy with my vintage punch bowl and cups to prepare for my family Christmas gathering. Now I need to be on the lookout for the perfect vintage set of cups. In addition to the Tom and Jerry batter, I am including an Egg Nog recipe. This is what we would traditionally have at our Christmas Eve party with my husband’s friends and family, who have been celebrating together for over 40 years. The punch bowl got passed to us after Mrs. Frances Reid died. Ellie Johnson picked up the Egg Nog mantle for the group last year, and it was so good we have asked her to do a smaller recipe for this year.

Even in Covid Chrismas times, we all deserve a fancy vintage cocktail. Cheers.

Tom and Jerry Batter Recipe

INGREDIENTS

  • 6 eggs separated
  • 1 c of confectioner’s sugar (or superfine sugar)
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • Large pinch of cloves
  • Large pinch of cinnamon
  • ½ tsp of freshly grated nutmeg
  • 1.5 oz liquor (added at assembly below)

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Separate your eggs, placing the whites and yolks in separate clean, dry mixing bowls.
  2. In your stand mixture, whip the egg whites. You want them past the frothy stage and very thick.
  3. Once they start getting thick, begin adding ½ cup of the confectioner’s sugar, a tablespoon at a time.
  4. Continue whipping until very stiff peaks form. You want the whites to be so thick that nothing would fall out if you turned the bowl upside down.
  5. This can take about 10 minutes, depending on your mixer.
  6. In the bowl with the egg yolks, add the remaining confectioner’s sugar, vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves. Whisk to combine well with a hand mixer or replace the bowl on your stand mixer.
  7. When your whites are super stiff, add the yolk mixture to the whites and fold gently to combine.
  8. Gently fold the two together.
  9. It’s meant to be really thick, at least as thick as cake or pancake batter.

ASSEMBLY

  1. Assemble the drink one by one when you are ready to serve:
  2. 1.5 oz dark rum (You can also use Brandy or Bourbon )
  3. Hot water
  4. Start by warming your mug with hot water and allowing it to sit for 30 seconds or so to warm the cup.
  5. Dump out the water and spoon a generous amount of batter into each mug (I used about two tablespoons in my cup.
  6. Add your liquor
  7. Finally, pour hot water over top until the mug is full.
  8. Add a bit of freshly grated nutmeg on top.

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Tom and Jerry Batter

INGREDIENTS

  • 6 eggs separated
  • 1 c of confectioner’s sugar (or superfine sugar)
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • Large pinch of cloves
  • Large pinch of cinnamon
  • ½ tsp of freshly grated nutmeg
  • 1.5 oz liquor (added at assembly below)

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Separate your eggs, placing the whites and yolks in separate clean, dry mixing bowls.
  2. In your stand mixture, whip the egg whites. You want them past the frothy stage and very thick.
  3. Once they start getting thick, begin adding ½ cup of the confectioner’s sugar, a tablespoon at a time.
  4. Continue whipping until very stiff peaks form. You want the whites to be so thick that nothing would fall out if you turned the bowl upside down.
  5. This can take about 10 minutes, depending on your mixer.
  6. In the bowl with the egg yolks, add the remaining confectioner’s sugar, vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves. Whisk to combine well with a hand mixer or replace the bowl on your stand mixer.
  7. When your whites are super stiff, add the yolk mixture to the whites and fold gently to combine.
  8. Gently fold the two together.
  9. It’s meant to be really thick, at least as thick as cake or pancake batter.

ASSEMBLY

  1. Assemble the drink one by one when you are ready to serve:
  2. 1.5 oz dark rum (You can also use Brandy or Bourbon )
  3. Hot water
  4. Start by warming your mug with hot water and allowing it to sit for 30 seconds or so to warm the cup.
  5. Dump out the water and spoon a generous amount of batter into each mug (I used about two tablespoons in my cup.
  6. Add your liquor
  7. Finally, pour hot water over top until the mug is full.
  8. Add a bit of freshly grated nutmeg on top.

Check out all my recipes here.