Tom and Jerry

  • Serves

    serves 12


The batter for this winter warmer can be ladled from a punch bowl into glasses.


  • 2 eggs, separated
  • 18 tsp. cream of tartar
  • 1 12 cups plus 2 tsp. dark rum
  • 23 cup superfine sugar
  • 14 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 18 tsp. ground allspice
  • 18 tsp. ground cloves
  • 4 12 cups milk
  • 1 12 cups cognac, preferably VSOP
  • Freshly grated nutmeg


Step 1

In a large bowl, whisk egg whites and cream of tartar to stiff peaks.

Step 2

In another bowl, whisk yolks, 2 tsp. rum, sugar, cinnamon, allspice, and cloves until thick. Working in 2 batches, fold egg whites into yolk mixture. Cover bowl with plastic wrap; chill batter.

Step 3

To serve, heat milk in a 2-qt. saucepan over medium-low heat; keep warm. Put 1 heaping tbsp. batter into a mug; stir in 1–2 tbsp. each of cognac and rum. Fill mug with 6 tbsp. milk; stir until frothy and garnish with nutmeg. Repeat.

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