Tom and Jerry Recipe
Recipe type: Cocktail
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For the Batter
  • 6 eggs, separated
  • 1 cup of confectioner's sugar (or super fine sugar)
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • Large pinch of cloves
  • Large pinch of cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon of freshly grated nutmeg
For the Drink
  • ½ oz dark spiced rum (I use Kraken)
  • ½ oz brandy (I use Christian Brothers)
  • Hot water
For the Batter
  1. Begin by separating your eggs, placing the whites and yolks in separate clean, dry mixing bowls.
  2. NOTE: It's important to make sure the bowl containing the whites in particular is very clean and completely dry. Also, you need to make sure you don't have even a speck of yolk in with the whites or it will affect the consistency of the batter, which is key to making this drink really special.
  3. In a mixing bowl (or in the bowl of a stand mixer), set to whipping the egg whites. We want them to end up very very thick, not just frothy.
  4. Once they've thickened up a bit, begin adding ½ cup of the confectioner's sugar, a spoonful at a time. Continue whipping until very stiff peaks form. You want the whites to be so thick that they wouldn't dump out of the bowl if you turned it upside down. This might take as long as 10 minutes, depending on your mixer, etc. Just keep whipping!
  5. In the bowl with the egg yolks, add the remaining confectioner's sugar, vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves. Whisk to combine well.
  6. When your whites are super stiff, add the yolk mixture to the whites and fold gently to combine. Do not whisk this mixture and do not beat it or stir it with any kind of vigor. It's meant to be really thick, at least as thick as cake batter, and over mixing or whisking will make it thin and runny.
For the Drink
  1. Each drink is prepared individually when you're ready to serve.
  2. Start by warming your mugs by filling them with hot water and allowing it to set for 30 seconds or so. Then dump out the water and spoon a generous amount of batter into each mug.
  3. For smaller mugs like mine shown here, about two tablespoons is appropriate. T
  4. Then add your rum and brandy.
  5. Finally, pour hot water over top until the mug is full.
  6. Add a bit of freshly grated nutmeg on top and serve with a little spoon or an ice cream stick.
Recipe by The Sweetest Occasion at