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How To Make A Tom And Jerry Drink Recipe

Mmm… there’s nothing like a warm holiday drink on a cold day, especially one with some booze! The ‘Tom and Jerry’ drink is one that can be enjoyed on any winter holiday. This tasty cocktail has been around for hundreds of years and is an all-time favorite to many people.

A tom and jerry cocktail in a mug with 2 straws

What You’ll Need For A Tom n’ Jerry


  • Two mixing bowls
  • A serving bowl
  • A whisk


  • Milk
  • Eggs
  • Brandy/rum
  • Sugar
  • Vanilla extract
  • Nutmeg
  • Cream of tartar
hot chcocolate in a mug with nutmeg sprinknled on and a stir stick in it

Tom and Jerry

The Tom and Jerry cocktail is a holiday drink that is very similar to eggnog. This beverage is served hot and has a creamy taste.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: alcohol recipes, holiday, liquor, tom and jerry
Servings: 5
Calories: 337kcal
Cost: $15


  • 2 mixing bowls
  • A whisk
  • A serving bowl


  • 12 oz Hot milk
  • 8 Egg whites
  • 750 ml Brandy or rum
  • 1 and 1/2 cups Sugar
  • 1 pinch Nutmeg
  • 1 tsp Vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp Cream of tartar
  • Hot water (optional, can be used to warm up the mug)


  • Separate the egg whites and egg yokes into two different bowls.
  • Add the sugar and vanilla extract into the bowl with egg yolks and fully whisk.
  • Add cream of tartar to your egg whites and whisk until it's fluffy.
  • Pour both bowls into the serving bowl and whisk together.
    a bowl of eggs being whisked together with egg shells, a sugar jar, and syrup in the background
  • (Optional) Pour hot water into the mugs you will be using for the cocktail, let sit for 2 minutes to heat up the mug, then pour out.
  • Add about 4 ounces of the batter to each mug.
  • Add 1 ounce of brandy or rum, or half of each for a unique taste, into the mugs.
  • Top off the drinks with some warm and frothy milk.
    glass of milk beside the jug with white background
  • Dazzle some nutmeg onto the drink and enjoy!



Serving: 1g | Calories: 337kcal | Carbohydrates: 61g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 262mg | Sodium: 101mg | Potassium: 147mg | Sugar: 60g | Vitamin A: 380IU | Calcium: 39mg | Iron: 1mg
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Tom and Jerry History

The Famous Tom and Jerry Drink was invented about 200 years ago by a British Journalist by the name of Pierce Egan. The drink got its name from one of Egan’s books called, Life In London, which stars main characters, Jerry Hawthorn and Corinthian Tom. It started as a variant of eggnog, but when Pierce got his hands on it in the early 1820s, he decided to add a little kick to it by adding some brandy. Then, over the years it grew very popular as the ‘Tom and Jerry’ drink with many people, such as President Harding, the 29th President of the United States.


Feel free to substitute in a liquor of your choice if you are not a fan of brandy or rum.

Do not throw out the egg yolks! These can be used for egg yolk cookies or other delights!

The cream of tartar does not have to be used, a lot of people tend not to use it (most people don’t have it)

Tom and Jerry Portion Size

You can use this handy calculator to find out how much of each ingredient you will need to make a certain number of drinks!

Different Versions Of This Cocktail!

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