Tom and Jerry



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Batter based drinks with lots of alcohol. How could you go wrong?


I was an FOE member through my 20s and 30s and one of the old guys made sure that we always had a Tom and Jerry night before Christmas. I think there were about a dozen people who actually looked forward to them but every damn regular was all about the tradition.


Tom and Jerry’s are a long-time tradition in my husband’s family and we have a large number of the mugs and punch bowl matching the one shown. Every Christmas morning friends and neighbors are invited for a drink before they go on about their holiday festivities. It’s great fun and starts the day with an extra bit of ‘holiday spirit.’


Completely agree. I feel the same way about Irish coffee, which combines the four essential food groups into a single glass: alcohol, caffeine, sugar and animal fat. You can’t go wrong there, either.