This is a wonderful hot Christmas beverage similar to a warm eggnog.

Anna
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Ingredients

56
Original recipe yields 56 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Beat the butter and sugar with an electric mixer in a large bowl until smooth. Add the egg yolks one at a time, allowing each egg to blend into the butter mixture before adding the next. Beat egg whites until foamy in a large glass or metal mixing bowl, continuing to beat until soft peaks form. Lift your beater or whisk straight up: the egg whites will form soft mounds rather than a sharp peak. Mix the egg whites into the egg yolk mixture. Stir in the rum, salt, mace, allspice, cloves, nutmeg, and cardamom.

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  • To use the mix, combine 1 ounce rum and 1 cup hot milk in a mug. Stir in 1 tablespoon of the Tom and Jerry mixture.

Editor's Note:

This recipe contains raw egg. We recommend that pregnant women, young children, the elderly, and the infirm do not consume raw egg. Learn more about egg safety from our article, Making Your Eggs Safe.

Nutrition Facts

84.3 calories; 0.7 g protein; 12.2 g carbohydrates; 28.6 mg cholesterol; 51.8 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
01/05/2010
I run a private club The Fraternal Order of Eagles Tom & Jerry's are our Christmas Eve tradition this year I was not able to get ahold of the mix used this recipe..WOW...what a difference our members LOVED it...thank you Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/05/2010
I run a private club The Fraternal Order of Eagles Tom & Jerry's are our Christmas Eve tradition this year I was not able to get ahold of the mix used this recipe..WOW...what a difference our members LOVED it...thank you Read More
(15)
Rating: 5 stars
01/05/2010
I run a private club The Fraternal Order of Eagles Tom & Jerry's are our Christmas Eve tradition this year I was not able to get ahold of the mix used this recipe..WOW...what a difference our members LOVED it...thank you Read More
(15)
Rating: 5 stars
12/28/2009
EXCELLENT recipe! Tom & Jerrys are a family tradition so this year I wanted to try and make it instead of buy it. We add half brandy and half rum with ours and it is very good. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/28/2010
This was ABSOLUTELY wonderful. I followed the recipe exact. What a wonderful treat. My eggnog loving husband adored this and my kids had it sans whiskey and just drank it up. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/24/2014
As a Wisconsin native warm winter drinks are a must. We have a local bakery that makes their own mix they have been the mix of choice. I made this recipe for the first time today and it is fantastic! Only note I'll make is that the directions mention adding rum but the ingredients don't list any rum. I make my Tom & Jerry with 1/2 to 1 ounce each brandy and rum about 2 1/2 tablespoons mix and about one cup of near boiling water. Mmmmmm. Sure to warn you up from the inside out! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/22/2015
This exactly the quintessential Tom n Jerry Batter of my childhood and young adulthood! I grew in S.D.where there were family owned grocers used to sell their own version of this delicious Holiday beverage mix. So warm and spicy and comforting on cold Winter nights. Share this recipe with your Loved Ones this year and keep the Tradition going! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/19/2011
My dad made homemade Tom & Jerry mix every Christmas. Sorry dad but this outshines your mix. It is delicious. I would omit the Cloves and Mace as I am not a fan of those spices. If anything I would add some cinnamon. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/18/2011
Wonderfull! perfect consistancy and flavor. We didnt have a scale but figured out the proper amounts through a little investigation. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/21/2015
Tom and Jerry's have always been a winter treat since I was a young girl (of course back then it was always served sans liquor). My husband and I decided to try this recipe and we will never go back to store-bought again! It just doesn't compare to this. We had couldn't find the ground mace at the store we were at so we grounded our own from whole nutmeg. Delicious! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/02/2015
This could be a 5 star rated drink mix but by increasing the spice from 1/4 teaspoon to 1/2 teaspoon each makes all the difference and brings it too a 5 star recipe. Read More
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