- Cocktails and Spirits
January 30, 2013
The Jerry Spice cocktail.
For all of your Super Bowl entertaining, the Jerry Spice cocktail, made with Patrón Resposado, is a spicy-sweet cocktail that you'll want even after the big game is over.
- 2 Ounces Patrón Reposado
- 3 Ounces apple cider
- 1 Tablespoon maple syrup
- 1 cinnamon stick, to garnish
Combine ingredients into a mixer glass with ice. Shake vigorously and pour contents over ice in a rocks glass. Garnish with a cinnamon stick.
By Annette Vartanian, A Vintage Splendor
1.5 oz Smirnoff No. 21 vodka
8 oz. Cock'n Bull ginger beer
2 Tbs. Lime juice
1 Thinly sliced serrano pepper
Garmish with two limes wheels and 2 fresh mint sprigs
Put copper mugs in freezer for 5 minutes to chill. Squeeze lime juice into mug and then muddle with 1-2 serrano pepper slices. Pour in vodka and stir. Fill copper mug with ice, top off ginger beer and garnish.
Recipes: Celebrate Sailor Jerry’s 106th Birthday with 3 Cocktails
You can’t have an anniversary without a special anniversary edition bottle — and this one is certainly special, with Norman Collins’ photo on the back. You may know him better by another name:
January 14th marks the 106th birthday of the undisputed father of old school tattooing, Norman “Sailor Jerry” Collins. Known for his unapologetic attitude and all-American values, Norman Collins was a tattoo legend, a musician, radio host, biker, and served in the U.S. Navy.
After his time in the Navy, Collins made Hawaii his home and opened a tattoo parlor where he showcased the innovative craftsmanship and artistry that made him famous. He was an inspiration for many modern day artists and creators such as tattoo artists Oliver Peck, Michael Malone and artist turned designer Ed Hardy. Collins’ iconic flash art work has lived on in tattoo designs and art across the world.
Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum was created to honor Norman “Sailor Jerry” Collins, and the brand celebrates all of his personal passions – from the military and the inked community, to motorcycles and rock n’ roll, and to those people and partners who live their lives according to their beliefs.
To celebrate, Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum has teamed up with The Field Museum in Chicago, to host a special birthday celebration. The Field Museum’s Tattoo Exhibit is currently home to some of Norman Collins’ original tattoo flash artwork, so to honor the legend on his birthday, Oliver Peck from Spike TV’s Ink Master’s will be providing complimentary Norman Collins flash tattoos to a select number of attendees.
In honor of Mr. Collins, here are three cocktails to celebrate the tattooed icon.
This cool, refreshing cocktail called a Cherry Jerry is delightful. When garnishing with the cherry, why not add a couple of spoons of syrup from the maraschino cherry jar? The spiced rum plays off of the lemon-lime soda for a drink fit for a backyard picnic or poolside. Save this recipe for the hot months to come. You’ll be pleased with it.
1 part Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum
3 parts lemon-lime soda
grenadine or Cherry Heering floater
garnish with a Jerry’s Cherry (see below)
Add all ingredients into a cocktail glass, garnish and serve.
Drain a 10 ounce jar of Maraschino Cherries of their liquid. Fill with Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum. Return the lid and refrigerate for at least 1 week.
The ginger and rum mingle together in the Jerry Loves Ginger cocktail to make a wonderful blend of zing and spices. Don’t substitute ginger ale you want to do the rum justice. This might also make a nice hot toddy. Simply heat up the ginger beer with a bag of chamomile tea to brew the tea. Add to a mug with the rum and a tablespoon of honey.
Jerry Loves Ginger
1 part Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum
3 parts ginger beer
Add Sailor Jerry to an empty highball glass, then fill with ice. Top with ginger beer and garnish with candied ginger.
A Ginger Spiced Negroni is a spicy take on a Negroni. We found the Campari a little overpowering in this cocktail, though it did lighten up as the ice melted. Perhaps using a half part would be better. It is definitely to be enjoyed as a slow sipper. Some people like their Negroni as a before-dinner drink but we recommend this one for later in the evening.
Ginger Spiced Negroni
1 part Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum
1 part Campari
1/2 part ginger liqueur
1/2 part sweet vermouth
In empty mixing glass, measure Sailor Jerry. Add Campari, ginger liqueur, and sweet vermouth. Add a few chunks of ice and stir to blend flavors and dilute. Add more ice and repeat. Strain into empty chilled old fashioned glass. Add fresh ice block and garnish with candied ginger.
The Jerry Spice Cocktail - Recipes
In darker times, you knew exactly what to expect from a spiced rum cocktail: intensely sweet fruit or coconut flavors, a Hurricane glass thick with blended booze, and the skull-crushing hangover to go along with it all. But spiced rum isn't that same toxic syrup anymore, and bartenders aren't just pouring it in the blender. There's no telling what sort of cocktail you'll get these days, but you can bet it'll make your head spin—not from a hangover but joyful shock. Here are just five new ways to mix with spiced rum.
You can simply swap the grainy spice of rye for the caramelized spice of rum in a Sazerac , but then you’ve got to find absinthe and bitters that can stand up to the new base. Lucky for us, Doc Herson’s Red Absinthe and Bittercube Trinity Bitters are just the duo for the job. Together they bring enough layers of wormwood, hibiscus, cherry bark and orange to take the thick rum and go shot for shot on spice. Stand back and let them battle for the approval of your tastebuds.
Note: While there are multiple steps to this recipe, this cocktail is broken down into workable categories to help you better plan for preparation.
Separate the egg whites from the egg yolks and place them in separate bowls.
Add the cream of tartar to the egg whites and whip with a mixer until you have a meringue-like texture with stiff peaks.
Add the softened butter and sugar to the bowl of egg yolks and whip until it is fully incorporated and a liquid.
Gently fold the egg yolk mixture into the egg whites.
Stir in the cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, vanilla, and rum. Cover and store the batter in the refrigerator until it's time to make the drink.
Tom and Jerry Cocktail Recipe
This Tom and Jerry cocktail recipe is the perfect boozy treat to keep you happy all holiday season long! You start with a delicious batter mixed with hot water or milk and just a splash (or two!) of spiced rum. This vintage cocktail is about to make a big comeback!
How can it almost be Christmas? I swear, every. single. year. I&rsquom shocked at how it&rsquos the end of the year and it&rsquos about to start all over again.
Remember when you were in school and the first week back was always so hard because you would write the date wrong at the top of the paper? Not sure why that popped into my head but I felt like it needed to be said.
It was just so annoying. I know you agree.
Luckily for me, I can celebrate the holidays AND the New Year by making this CRAZY GOOD Tom and Jerry cocktail recipe.
Look at how luscious that batter looks?
Yes, you need to make a batter for this cocktail. I know, so freaking retro.
Well, I don&rsquot actually know if it&rsquos retro to make a batter but this cocktail is retro. In fact, this recipe was passed down to my dad from the owner of a local bar that is no longer open.
In the &rsquo50s and &rsquo60s, my dad&rsquos parents would go to the bar, have a few Tom and Jerrys to warm them up, and very likely have a gay old time.
While I would say this cocktail is slightly more labor intensive than your everyday drop a shot into eggnog it&rsquos 100% worth it.
All you have to do is drop some batter into a mug (authentic Tom and Jerry mugs make it even more festive!) and add some hot water! Well, I should note that you need to stir constantly while you&rsquore adding the hot water or the eggs in the batter will curdle.
That is not so fun. But, if you stir you&rsquoll be good!
And, after you stir in all your water you&rsquoll be rewarded with a creamy and dreamy drink that is perfect with a heavy-handed sprinkle of nutmeg on top. The taste is somewhat like eggnog but with even more spices &ndash cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, and allspice.
If you&rsquore looking for an even creamier drink you can make it with hot milk instead. I like that version too but you can&rsquot drink too many of those because it&rsquos super dairy heavy.
Oh crap, I forgot to mention the most important part! SPICED RUM!
Before you add the water add in a shot of spiced rum. Or two shots. I&rsquom not going to judge you.
It&rsquos the holidays. Drink up.
I guess I should mention the elephant in the room. This drink contains raw eggs.
Yes, raw eggs. It&rsquos sorta like eggnog but different. I like to think of it as the midwest cousin of eggnog.
If you&rsquore afraid of the whole raw egg thing you can buy pasteurized in the shell eggs. I don&rsquot bother because I also eat raw cake/cookie/muffin/brownie batter so it&rsquos really no different.
Traditionally you make a big batch of the Tom and Jerry cocktail recipe batter and folks can make as many cocktails as they want. It&rsquos great too because you can make it non-alcoholic for the kids and add a shot or two for the adults.
It&rsquos also good with bourbon or cognac but spiced rum is my favorite.
Hawaii: Big Pau Hana
- 2 parts Big Wave Golden Ale
- 1.5 parts strawberry or berry vodka
- .5 part Chambord liqueur
- 2 parts cranberry juice
- 1 parts raspberry (blackberry or huckleberry will work as well) simple syrup
- 3 dashes of peach bitters (or any flavor) – can be replaced with a squeeze of lemon
Instructions: Lightly stir all ingredients in a tin and strain into a coupe glass. Garnish with a floating lime wheel.
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Tom & Jerry · No. 9 Park
The Tom & Jerry from No. 9 Park has a cult following, but this warm and frothy cocktail is only served under the right conditions. Firstly, it must be between November 1 and February 13. Secondly, it has to be snowing, and that snow has to stick.
No exceptions are allowed—unless you prepare it at home, of course.
What truly makes this rum-and-Cognac drink unique is the “Tom & Jerry batter,” a mix of egg whites whipped into a frothy meringue and egg yolks blended with a cinnamon-y spice mix, which bar manager Jared Conklin prepares to taste with each batch. “At home if you prefer other spices you can always add to it,” Conklin says.
To heat the drink, he adds the spirit and batter to a small tin shaker, which is held inside a Moscow Mule mug filled with warm water (for a kind of bain-marie). Once warmed, he tops the mixture with steamed milk and garnishes it with fresh nutmeg.
It may look like an eggnog, but it’s airy and fluffy rather than heavy and rich, while still packing all the holiday spice notes you’re craving.
You could kick it up a notch by making “the stronger version.” This industry-favorite variant calls for equal parts Green Chartreuse and navy-strength Smith & Cross Jamaican rum for its spirit base.
“If anyone is asking for the ‘other version’ of the Tom & Jerry, you’re like ‘Ok, you want the boozier version,’” says Conklin. “There’s not a name that’s been coined or anything like that—it’s one of those unspoken things.”
Tom & Jerry
3 ounces steamed milk
2 ounces Tom & Jerry batter*
1 ounce Plantation Barbados 5 Years Rum
1 ounce Pierre Ferrand 1840 Cognac
Freshly ground nutmeg, for garnish
Add 1 ounce of spirit followed by 1 ounce of Tom & Jerry batter to a mixing glass surrounded by hot water repeat until all spirits and batter have been added. Stir to combine ingredients and slowly warm mixture. Once mixture has warmed evenly, pour into a heated mug and fill to the top with steamed milk. Garnish with freshly ground nutmeg.
*Tom & Jerry Batter (yields about 1 quart)
For a more flavorful spice mix, Conklin recommends grinding spices yourself with a mortar and pestle and then straining the mixture through a chinois.
1 cup sugar (divided)
1 barspoon (just over a teaspoon) ground spice mix (2 parts cinnamon 1 part blend of nutmeg, clove, allspice, and mace to taste)
Carefully divide the egg whites and egg yolks into two separate bowls. Using a stand mixer, whip the egg whites slowly while incorporating ½ cup sugar until a meringue with high, stiff peaks forms. Add spice mix to egg yolks and use stand mixer to incorporate the final ½ cup of sugar. Carefully fold the egg white mixture into the egg yolk mixture. Add to a container, seal, and refrigerate. Use within 1 day.
Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum
It’s interesting how, after blogging about booze and cocktails for 5 years, you miss things. I’ve had a few bottles of Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum in the last several years, but I realized that I haven’t actually written about SJ yet!
I’m just going to tell you that Sailor Jerry is my favorite spiced rum (Breckenridge is my 2nd fave). There are several things that make it a stand-out from competitors (such as Bacardi Oakheart or Captain Morgan). First, Sailor Jerry is higher alcohol at 46% – Oakheart and the Captain are 35%. SJ is also commonly sold in 1L bottles (as opposed to 750ml) in many places.
The flavor of Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum is the biggest differentiator, though. It’s less sweet-tasting, yet remains smooth and palatable. It is great in a Rum and Coke as the spices of SJ, like clove, cinnamon, and vanilla, are almost a one-for-one companion to the flavoring in Coca-Cola. Compared with it’s competitors, who offer a fruitier, sweeter spiced rum, Sailor Jerry is spicier, a touch more bitter, and more complex than others on the market.
Preparation: Build in a rocks-filled highball or rocks glass. Top with soda water and garnish with a lemon wedge.
- 1 part Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum
- 2 dashes Hot Sauce
- 1/4 of a Fresh Lime
- Pilsner or Favorite Lager Beer
Preparation: Shake Sailor Jerry with lime and hot sauce, and strain into a beer glass full of ice. Top with beer and squeeze and drop a lime wedge garnish.