Homemade Tom & Jerry Punch
2 large Fresh Eggs, separated & room temperature
2/3 cup Sugar
4 tsp. Blackstrap Rum (see note)
3/8 tsp. Ground Cinnamon
1/8 tsp. Ground Allspice
pinch Cream of Tartar
2 cups Cognac
5 tbsp. Rum
3cups Hot Milk
3 cups Hot Water
as needed Freshly Grated Cinnamon & Nutmeg, for garnish
We need to first make the batter. For this place the egg yolks, sugar, rum, cinnamon and allspice in a medium bowl. Whisk the mixture until lightened in color and fluffy. Set aside. In another medium bowl, add the egg whites and cream of tartar. Beat to stiff peaks using an electric mixer. Fold half of the beaten egg whites into the egg yolk mixture until just combined. Add the remaining beaten egg whites and fold in until just combined and no white steaks remain. When ready to make and serve punch, place batter in a 3 quart punch bowl. Carefully pour in the Cognac and rum and stir gently to combine (do not deflate the batter). Next, slowly pour in milk and water. Again stirring gently to combine. Garnish punch with the cinnamon and nutmeg and serve.
Note: If you can’t find Blackstrap Rum, then
just use dark rum.
Note: If you want to make these by the drink, then do the following. For one drink, pour 1½ oz. of batter in a heated mug. To this add 1½ oz. of Cognac and a fourth oz. of rum. Gently combine and then add 2 oz. of hot milk and 2 oz. of hot water. Stir this gently and garnish with cinnamon and nutmeg.
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