Last year during our “Cozy Christmas Giveaway” we added a yummy holiday drink to the basket. The recipe for this Tom and Jerry Mix has been in our family for years. Our Great Uncle gave it to Grandma years and years ago and I can’t remember a Thanksgiving or Christmas without it.
This creamy, sweet hot toddy is sure to please your dinner guests this holiday season. We like to drink ours with a jigger of whiskey or rum. If you’ve never heard of a jigger before, it’s just a different…WAY cooler, way to say shot. You should start calling your shots, jiggers, it’s more fun. If you don’t drink, they’re yummy without the booze too.
To start you’ll need:
6 eggs, separated into whites and yokes
2 lbs of powdered sugar
1 tsp (ground) each of cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves
a pinch of salt
1 cup of whipping cream
You’ll need to whip all of the liquids separately and set them aside. I start with the egg yokes and whip them until they’re a bit creamy. Then set them aside in their own little bowl. Then I whip the egg whites until just before peaks begin to form and set them aside. Finally the cream…I whip this until it just begins to thicken and set it aside too.
Step 2: Eggs and Sugar
Mix the egg yokes, whites and powdered sugar in a large bowl or stand mixer. Mix them together well. I had to scrape the sides of the bowl a few times.
Step 3: Add your spices
Mix in the cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves and salt. It looks so pretty once those spices are all mixed in!
Step 4: Cream it together
After everything is mixed together, pour the batter into a large bowl or a few mason jars. It will need to be stored in the fridge. This recipe is big enough to last us through Thanksgiving and Christmas. You can store it in the freezer between holidays, if you’re worried about it expiring.
To make your Tom and Jerry:
In a coffee mug, add 1 TBS of the batter, 1 jigger of whiskey or rum (if desired), top it off with hot water, and enjoy!
From our family to yours, we wish you a HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!
Make sure to check in at the blog next week. We’re starting our Christmas giveaway…It’s going to be a good one!!