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Cat & Mouse Cocktail
updated: Dec 20, 2012, 9:03 PM

By Edhat Subscriber

Where is the best Tom and Jerry cocktail this holiday season in Santa Barbara?

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 NATURE BOY agree helpful negative off topic

2012-12-20 09:55 PM

What do you mean by "Tom and Jerry cocktail"?

 

 PAMSB agree helpful negative off topic

2012-12-20 10:05 PM

From Wiki:

A Tom and Jerry is a traditional Christmastime cocktail in the United States, devised by British journalist Pierce Egan in the 1820s. It is a variant of eggnog with brandy and rum added and served hot, usually in a mug or a bowl.

Another method uses egg whites, beaten stiff, with the yolks and sugar folded back in, and vanilla extract added. A few spoonfuls are added to a mug, then hot water and rum are added, and it is topped with nutmeg.

A Tom and Jerry is served primarily in Wisconsin and Minnesota, and is difficult - if not impossible - to find outside of the Upper Midwest or Northern Rocky Mountain region. Pre-made Tom and Jerry batter, typically produced by Wisconsin manufacturers, is sold in regional supermarkets during the Christmas season.

 

 COMMENT 356282 agree helpful negative off topic

2012-12-20 10:29 PM

Here is a nice article about them from the New York Times ten days ago:
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/12/dining/the-tom-and-jerry-an-odd-ephemeral-drink.html

 

 COMMENT 356289 agree helpful negative off topic

2012-12-21 06:08 AM

Elk's Lodge

 

 COMMENT 356311 agree helpful negative off topic

2012-12-21 07:52 AM

Chucks monster nog!

 

 COMMENT 356314 agree helpful negative off topic

2012-12-21 07:58 AM

Tom and Jerry's are a tradition with my husbands family for Christmas. We make a big batch of the egg sugar "batter", put a spoon full in each mug, top with steamed milk and burbon, stir and enjoy. It's best to serve them at the end of the night as the combo of hot milk and burbon makes most a little sleepy.

 

 COMMENT 356345 agree helpful negative off topic

2012-12-21 09:12 AM

What is a Tom and Jerry cocktail? Anyone?

 

 SEEDLADY agree helpful negative off topic

2012-12-21 09:15 AM

In the same vein, Hot Buttered Rum mix; it's pretty tasty :

Mix well equal parts soft unsalted butter, powdered sugar, and softened super-premium vanilla ice cream. Flavor lightly with freshly grated nutmeg and cinnamon, and refrigerate.

To serve, heat water in a kettle, then fill a mug 2/3 full, add a shot of rum and a teaspoon or two of the mix. Stir, inhale, and imbibe.

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

 

 COMMENT 356367 agree helpful negative off topic

2012-12-21 09:48 AM

Husbands? Plural? Whoa.

 

 COMMENT 356402 agree helpful negative off topic

2012-12-21 10:47 AM

But no one has answered the question yet... is any business out there serving this???

 

 COMMENT 356412 agree helpful negative off topic

2012-12-21 11:25 AM

I think it's illegal to serve them outside of WI or MN.

 

 PAMSB agree helpful negative off topic

2012-12-21 12:12 PM

Still don't know about local restaurants that serve one (where are you, John Dickson?...oops, being Santa, duh!)...but here is a link to a recipe:

http://allrecipes.com/recipe/tom-and-jerry/

 

 COMMENT 356464 agree helpful negative off topic

2012-12-21 02:45 PM

@412=funny.

367-snob. (a description, not intended for you to feel that you were addressed personally. Not intended to fuel your purpose.)

 

 COMMENT 356497P agree helpful negative off topic

2012-12-21 04:39 PM

call harry's to see if they make them. I'm not up on places in SB with mixologists. Asking on the Restaurant Guy's website is a good idea. (that's John Dickson's site; it has a message board.)

 

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