Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Time to Celebrate - the bar is open - Tom and Jerrys

My wife is from (waaaay) upstate New York and in that area they make Tom and Jerrys in the period between Thanksgiving and New Years.  There is a very old restaurant - The Crystal - in Watertown, NY that makes these delicious concoctions throughout the holidays.

This is the bar at The Crystal - nice, old wood bar with lots of mood!

Here is the recipe -

Note:  If you are somewhere in the northern United States this weekend, freezing and snowing like mad -- this drink will have you mowing the lawn at 2 AM - ripe and ready to celebrate the season.

Enjoy, God Bless, and Merry Christmas from Silk Regimental


  • 12 egg(s)
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 bottle brandy
  • Pinch of ground allspice
  • Pinch of ground cinnamon
  • Pinch of ground cloves
  • 1 bottle dark rum
  • milk
  • nutmeg

Glass Type: mug


Separate the eggs. Beat the whites until they form a stiff froth, and the yolks -- to which you have added the sugar -- "until they are as thin as water," as the professor advises, gradually adding 4 ounces brandy (spiceaholics will also add a pinch each of ground allspice, cinnamon, and cloves). Fold the whites into the yolks. When ready to serve, give it another stir and then put 1 tablespoon of this batter in a small mug or tumbler. Now add 1 ounce brandy (although some die-hard Dixiecrats prefer bourbon) and 1 ounce Jamaican rum, stirring constantly to avoid curdling. Fill to the top with hot milk and stir until you get foam. Sprinkle a little grated nutmeg on top. This one may require practice and a certain amount of fiddling, but it's well worth the effort. Note: Some people find the milk too rich and filling, so they use half hot milk, half boiling water.


Main Line Sportsman said...

A GREAT drink....time consuming to construct...but worth every minute!

The Hierophant said...

A little warms the heart, too much burns the soul.

JRS said...

Merry Christmas to you as well. All the best.

tintin said...

Amazing. I'll never make one but amazing. Merry Christmas.

Silk Regimental said...

tintin--- Someday, some holiday, it would be my pleasure to make one (or 2 or 3) for you.


(huge grin)