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Tom & Jerry Cocktail

The Tom and Jerry cocktail might just be the perfect choice for a warm and cozy drink to enjoy during the holiday season. This has been around since the 1820s and a variation of eggnog with brandy and rum added. It’s a sweet, frothy, and warm beverage that’s traditionally served in a mug or bowl.

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Boozy Warm Tom and Jerry Cocktail with Eggs and Nutmeg

How to Make a Tom & Jerry

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
5 from 1 vote
Course: Rum
Keyword: Cognac, Rum
Servings: 1
Author: Paul Kushner
Tom and Jerry is a sweet, frothy, and warm beverage that's perfect for sipping on a cold winter night. Learn to make this drink with our recipe instructions.


  • 1 oz spiced rum or brandy
  • 1 oz cognac
  • 1 T batter
  • Hot whole milk to top
  • Garnish with fresh-grated nutmeg cloves, and allspice

Batter Ingredients

  • 3 eggs separated into yolks and whites
  • 3 T powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • ½ tsp ground cinnamon
  • ½ tsp ground allspice
  • ½ tsp ground cloves
  • 3 cups hot whole milk
  • 4 oz brandy
  • Fresh-grated nutmeg


Batter Instructions:

  • In a large bowl, beat the egg whites until you see stiff peaks forming
  • Take a separate bowl and beat the egg yolks until they turn lighter
  • Gradually beat in the sugar, vanilla, cinnamon, allspice, and cloves
  • Take the yolk mixture and carefully fold it into the egg whites

Cocktail Instructions:

  • Rinse a mug with boiling water to warm it up
  • Take a tablespoon of batter and pour it into the warm mug
  • Add the spiced rum or brandy and the cognac to the mug
  • Top it off with heated-up whole milk
  • Stir thoroughly and dust with a fresh-grated nutmeg garnish
  • Serve immediately and relax into the Christmas spirit
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Tom & Jerry Cocktail
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Paul Kushner

Written by Paul Kushner

Founder and CEO of MyBartender. Graduated from Penn State University. He always had a deep interest in the restaurant and bar industry. His restaurant experience began in 1997 at the age of 14 as a bus boy. By the time he turned 17 he was serving tables, and by 19 he was bartending/bar managing 6-7 nights a week.

In 2012, after a decade and a half of learning all facets of the industry, Paul opened his first restaurant/bar. In 2015, a second location followed, the latter being featured on The Food Network’s Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives.

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