Tom & Jerry Batter
- Servings: at a tsp, a drink, this will last a long time!!
- Prep Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
- Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
|3½ lb||Bar Sugar|
|½ tsp||Ground Nutmeg|
|½ tsp||Ground Cinnamon|
|¼ tsp||Ground Cloves|
|¼ tsp||Cream of Tartar|
|Drink Mix From Prepared Batter|
|1||Heaping Teaspoon Prepared Tom & Jerry Batter|
|½ oz||Jamaican Rum|
|Boiling Water, hot coffee or hot milk|
Beat egg yolks with 3 pounds of the sugar and nutmeg, cinnamon and cloves until thick and light. Separately beat egg whites with cream of tartar until soft peaks form; gradually beat in remaining sugar; beat until stiff. Gently fold whites into yolks.
Preheat a 6 ounce Tom and Jerry mug with hot water. Add batter, rum, brandy, and stir. Fill mug with boiling water, hot coffee or hot milk. Stir.
Tom and Jerry History
One account of the origins of the Tom and Jerry comes from the 1821 book, Life in London; or, The Day and Night Scenes of Jerry Hawthorn, Esq., and his elegant friend, Corinthian Tom, by Pierce Egan. This book was very popular and to further publicize it, Egan named a version of Egg Nog, the "Tom and Jerry". Pubs were even called "Tom and Jerries" for a while during this period. The most popular theory, however points to Professor Jerry Thomas of pre-prohibition fame, and bartender at San Francisco's Occidental Hotel in the 1860's, is also credited with the creation of the Tom & Jerry. He also created the Blue Blazer and the Martinez, (which may or may not be the first Martini). The Professor traveled and put on exhibitions throughout the major cities in the US and Europe, performing on stage and as a celebrity bartender. This was probably to sell his book, published in 1862, The Bartender's Companion and The Bon Vivant's Companion. It is considered the first standard guide to mixing cocktails.