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A Tom and Jerry is a traditional Christmastime cocktail in the United States, sometimes attributed to British writer Pierce Egan.

Tom & Jerry as served at Karl Ratzsch's, Milwaukee

A Tom and Jerry Drink served at Karl Ratzsch's in Milwaukee

How to Make[]

For the Tom & Jerry Batter:

  • 12 large eggs, separated
  • 1 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 4 ounces (1/2 cup) unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 2 ounces dark rum

For One Tom & Jerry Drink:

  • 1 to 2 tablespoons Tom & Jerry batter
  • 1 ounce dark rum
  • 1 ounce brandy, or cognac
  • 4 to 6 ounces hot milk, or water, or both; to taste
  • Grated nutmeg, for garnish


I'm too lazy to tell you how to make it, so I'll leave this link here for you:


It is named after the classic cartoon series, Tom and Jerry