SPIRITS: Tom and Jerry

Updated: Mar 5, 2020

With rum and Cognac, our version of eggnog will warm you up from the inside out. —INGRAIN, Winter 2018

Tom and Jerry holiday spirit drink recipe

When the weather turns cold, make Chicago's favorite eggnog alternative.

3 eggs (yolks + whites)

Pinch of salt

Pinch of cream of tartar

1 cup confectioner's sugar

Pinch of ground cinnamon

Pinch of nutmeg

Pinch of cloves

8 ounces rum

8 ounces Cognac

8 ounces milk


3 egg whites & a pinch each of salt & cream of tartar in a bowl until stiff peaks form.


3 egg yolks until creamy in another bowl. Gradually beat in 1 cup confectioner's sugar until light & fluffy. Add a pinch each of ground cinnamon, nutmeg & cloves.


T&J batter with 8 ounces each of rum, Cognac & pipin' hot milk. Divide among 8 big mugs and sprinkle with ground nutmeg. (Batter can be refrigerated for 2 days).

Grocery List: Tom and Jerry