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Does anyone remember Tom and Jerrys?

It is kind of a hot egg nog and simple to make as an individual drink or a punch. I remember irt being popular lat 50's early 60's and definitely a Christmastime drink. My Spode Christmas Tree patterened mugs were sold as Tom and Jerry mugs. It kind of went away.

Below is a link to a recipe. When that cold front hits I may have to dust off some mugs and give it a try.

http://www.drinkoftheweek.com/archive...

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  1. I absolutely remember Christmases with my family centered around the Tom and Jerry bowl. My Hub has an old thrift store set emblazoned with gaudy Tom and Jerry messages, and we were just discussing it viv-a-vis the holidays. Maybe another retro drink whose time has come again?

    Do you use the recipe you posted or do you use the batter one can buy?

    1. I have never seen the batter available here in south central Indiana. There are a number of recipes out there maybe a Tom and Jerry recipe taste off is required and we can all post the results.

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      1. re: Candy

        A taste-off with warm alcoholic beverages is rarely a problem. I'll get the hub right on it and hopefully have some guest responses within the next two weeks.

        Let me know what you determine?

      2. Will do. I was just looking at a recipe from the orig. NY Times Cookbook. It makes enough for 12 so I'll have to look into cutting it back a bit.

        1. Thanks for the reminder. I hadn't thought of them in YEARS! They were part of the holiday tradition in my family. I'll put them on the menu for a family get together I'm hosting this year.

          1. Wow, it's been a long time since I've had a Tom & Jerry. I have fond memories of sipping them with my grandmother around the holidays. I'm a sucker for warm alcoholic drinks.