BY ASHLEY BODE
There are a few cocktails that are on nearly everyone’s list come holiday party season. Some people serve poinsettias, some serve egg nog or glogg, but there’s one drink that carries on through the generations that is happily welcomed but rarely seen, Tom and Jerry Punch, sometimes referred to as Tom and Jerry Eggnog. There are many recipes out there for eggnog but this one is truly a vintage favorite.
5 eggs, separated
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1 cup brandy, warmed
1 cup dark rum, warmed
1 tsp quality vanilla extract
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp allspice
1/4 tsp nutmeg
In a large, clean bowl beat the egg whites. Add the powdered sugar gradually, beating until the whites begin to form stiff peaks.
In a separate bowl, beat the yolks, vanilla, allspice, cinnamon, and nutmeg until combined. Carefully fold the yolk mixture into the egg whites.
Serve each drink by placing half a shot of brandy, half a shot of rum, and as much warm milk and coffee into the mug as you like. Top with frothy egg batter.
Garnish with fresh grated nutmeg and serve.