When John Gertsen learned that Italian immigrants sometimes mix an obscure Sicilian bitters with eggnog as a kind of tonic, he had to try it. He substituted widely available Fernet-Branca for the bitters. The result? “The rich flavor of the egg takes the edge off the Fernet-Branca and the heat makes it smell heavenly.” Slideshow: Comforting Warming Drinks 

John Gertsen

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Yield:
Makes 1 Drink
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Spoon the Tom & Jerry Batter into a small warmed mug or heatproof glass. Gently fold in the Fernet-Branca and Cognac, then gently stir in the hot milk. Garnish the drink with freshly grated nutmeg.

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