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Tom and Jerry

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A Tom and Jerry is a classic winter cocktail and a must try for every explorer of the drink world. It's a sweet, frothy warm drink that is flavored by dark rum and, usually, Cognac (other brandy can be used as well). It's best with hot milk, which makes the drink thicker than if hot water were used.

In response to one reviewer's question: If you do not like the thought of drinking raw eggs you can use on of the artificial egg substitutes. They're not quite the same but do the trick. More about eggs here...

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 10 minutes

Yield: 1 Cocktail



  1. Separate the egg white from the egg yolk and beat them separately.
  2. Fold the beaten eggs together and place into an Irish coffee glass.
  3. Add the sugar or simple syrup, dark rum, and brandy.
  4. Fill with hot milk or hot water.
  5. Stir well.
  6. Garnish with grated nutmeg.

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 5 out of 5
""Raw"" eggs, Member ChrisTheSantaFeBarman

Don't fret about ""raw"" eggs. If you milk or water is above 165 degrees F, the eggs are cooked in a way that no bacteria can survive. This is a 100% completely safe drink.

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