Classic Mixology: Cocktail & Mixed Drink Recipes

How to Deal Out Tom and Jerry

2 table-spoon of the above mixture
1 wine-glass brandy

Ingredient: brandy

What it is:  Brandy
Brandy (from brandywine, derived from Dutch brandewijn—"burnt wine") is a spirit produced by distilling wine, the wine having first been produced by fermenting grapes. Brandy generally contains 35%–60% alcohol by volume and is typically taken as an after-dinner drink. While some brandies are aged in wooden casks, most are colored with caramel coloring to imitate the effect of such aging.

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1 pony glass Jamaica rum

Ingredient: Jamaica rum

What it is:  Rum
Generic term for dark rum from Jamaica. Dark rum differs from gold in that some residual molasses is retained in the final product, in order to slightly sweeten the flavor. Very popular in the late 1800s and superior to most New England rums. Modern approximations include Inner Circle, Gosling's Black Seal and Pusser's Navy Rum.

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(Take either a Tom and Jerry mug, or a bar glass.)

Fill the mug or glass with hot water or hot milk, and stir up well with a spoon, then pour the mixture from one mug to the other, three or four times, until the above ingredients are thoroughly mixed, grate a little nutmeg on top, and serve.

Variant of:  How to Mix Tom and Jerry