Tom and Jerry's Are the Best Way to Get Drunk by the Yuletide Log
This classic winter drink offers a sweet, cozy buzz off something that smells like booze-spiked pumpkin spice latte. We can already feel the cheer creeping in.
Photo by Sydney Kramer
If you're actually roasting chestnuts by an open fire within the confines of your home right now, we commend you, because that sounds complicated and possibly even dangerous. (They are apparently delicious, however.)
But for the rest of us without a chestnut-roaster or the desire to scald ourselves or burn down our houses, there's another activity you can enjoy by the hearth that's just as fun and delicious and heartwarming. Drinking, of course!
But not just drinking anything. Popping a 12-pack of Natty Ice by your parents' space heater will just make the holidays feel depressing as hell. No, no—wrap your neck in Aunt Gertrude's hand-knitted scarf that you've been meaning to send a thank-you note for since 2006 and turn on *NSYNC's Home for Christmas, because it's time to get hella holiday spirited.
Like its cousin egg nog, the Tom and Jerry is a classic winter drink made with eggs, nutmeg, allspice, rum, and a lot of sugar. But its texture is entirely different—fluffy and airy, like a drinkable meringue, unlike the thick, quicksand-like consistency of egg nog.
Oh yeah, and there are two types of booze in it.
So what do you get? A sweet, cozy buzz off something that smells like super-spiked pumpkin spice latte. We can already feel the cheer creeping in.