Tom and Jerry


  • 2 free-range eggs, separated

  • 50ml/2fl oz cognac

  • 50ml/2fl oz golden rum

  • 1 tsp ground allspice

  • 50ml/2fl oz sugar syrup (sold as 'gomme' syrup)

  • whole milk, warmed, to top up

  • freshly grated nutmeg, to garnish

Preparation method

  1. Place the egg yolks into a cocktail shaker and whisk.

  2. Add the cognac, rum, allspice and 25ml/1fl oz of the sugar syrup.

  3. Whisk the egg whites in a bowl until soft peaks appear when the whisk is removed. Add the remaining 25ml/1fl oz of sugar syrup and beat until thick and glossy.

  4. Fold the egg white into the egg yolk mixture, then pour into a heatproof coffee glass.

  5. Top up with warm milk, garnish with a little grated nutmeg, and serve.

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