The Tom and Jerry drink has been a holiday special cocktail for quite some time now. But did you know that there's a new and interesting way you can spice up the original mocktail recipe to make it more flavorful, colorful, and, most importantly, nutritious? Yes, this wintry Christmas drink can be tweaked to double up as one of the creative gifts for healthy eaters if you leave out the boozy part or simply switch it out with freshly brewed tea. Speaking of food and beverage, there are several gifts for a nutritionist that can come in handy at this particular time of the year. A good example is this Christmas simmer pot that uses Wellabs Vitamin D3 drops as part of its formulation.
A Brief History at the History of Tom and Jerry Drink
Even before delving deeper into the constituents and Tom and Jerry drink ingredients, it is only fair to shed some light on its rich history. You see, this Tom and Jerry drink recipe was borne out of the original publicity stunt devised by Pierce Egan - a British journalist. Apparently, the intention was for its inception to coincide with the release of his 1821 publication and book, The Day and Night Scenes of Jerry Hawthorn and the Corinthian Tom. To his surprise, the Tom and Jerry (drink) was an instant hit and soon became a festive drink during and around Christmas in the Midwest United States.
While the Tom and Jerry drink is regularly and occasionally compared to non-alcoholic eggnog, it is worth noting that the two are vastly different. For starters, a Tom & Jerry is mostly served warm, and the beverage is usually essentially brewed in the serving decanter or mug. Secondly, the eggnog is best served chilled and usually already pre-mixed and ready to drink. Thirdly, most revelers tend to prefer a Tom & Jerry to a standard eggnog thanks to the warm milk punch as opposed to the edgy flavor that the eggnog packs.
That being said, you are likely to discover how making a glass of Tom & Jerry is more or less like brewing hot buttered tea. It all starts with mixing up the spiced batter (as you will see later), which can then be frozen or refrigerated in a sealed container until it is time to indulge. All other factors constant, it is possible to prepare enough batter for around 25 servings in one sitting. Once it is ready, the rest is as easy as pouring warm milk over your pre-brewed tea and batter. In fact, it is a fabulous way of having a tasty hot cocktail to bit the winter chill that is usually synonymous with the holidays at this time of the year.
What is in a Tom and Jerry Drink - The Ingredients
If you are wondering, what is a Tom and Jerry drink? Then the following part should be quite enlightening. Firstly, these are the ingredients that you will need to make a fabulously delicious Tom and Jerry batter for the drink.
- Eggs: You will need a whopping dozen eggs to oversee this Tom and Jerry drink recipe
- Salt: A tad of salt is needed to enhance the overall flavor of the drink
- Butter: 4 ounces (about a pound of butter) will be needed to see this big-batch recipe of your holiday special Tom and Jerry drink
- Vanilla: Not only does the vanilla extract add a bit of complexity to the ensuing batter it is responsible for highlighting the flavor in a nuanced yet unmissable manner
- Spices: This cozy and warm Tom and Jerry mix is spiced with cloves, nutmeg, and allspice
- Sugar: As far as the sweetener goes, opt for standard confectioner's sugar (rather conventional granulated sugar) if you are looking for the smoothest results.
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We'll show you how to make a delicious and alcohol-free Tom and Jerry drink! This classic cocktail is made with a mix of eggnog, spices, and other non-alcoholic ingredients, and is perfect for holiday gatherings. Follow along as we guide you through the ingredients and step-by-step recipe for this tasty beverage.
12 large eggs, separated
1 teaspoon cream of tartar
4 ounces (1/2 cup) unsalted butter, softened
1 cup sugar
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground cloves
1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
2 ounces freshly black brewed tea
1 to 2 tablespoons Tom & Jerry batter
2 ounces freshly black brewed tea
4 to 6 ounces of hot milk, water, or both; to taste
2 droppers of Biotin&Collagen drops per serving
Additional grated nutmeg to garnish (Optional)
For the Tom & Jerry Batter:
For One Tom & Jerry Drink:
To Make the Tom and Jerry Batter
Gather your ingredients, separate the egg yolks from the whites and place each category in separate bowls
Add the cream to egg whites and whip it with a mixer until you have a texture that resembles a meringue with stiff peaks
Add your pre-softened butter and confectionary sugar to the egg yolk bowl. Whip it up until it is a liquid and fully incorporated
Gently introduce the mixture containing egg yolks to the bowl with egg whites
Stir in the cloves, cinnamon, vanilla, and nutmeg. Cover this batter and store it in the fridge and only remove it just a few seconds before making the drink
To Make the Tom & Jerry Drink
Preheat the mugs/glasses that you intend to use to serve your guests
Add 1 or 2 tablespoons of the pre-made batter, along with an ounce of hot freshly-brewed tea into every glass or mug
Fill the mug with hot water or milk (or just a combination of the two) while stirring it in constantly until your drink looks deliciously foamy or creamy frothy
Garnish it using grated nutmeg
Add two droppers of Wellabs Liquid Biotin and Collagen to each mug. Serve it while still warm.
This Tom and Jerry drink recipe is flexible enough to absorb a few variations. You can, for instance, switch out the confectioner's sugar with honey if you have any dietary restrictions against it. Depending on your palate's preferences, you can also leave out some of the spices or vanilla when making the batter.
Calories 223, Fat 4 grams, Carbs 9 grams, Protein 6 grams