Joseph & James

John Gertsen created this chilled take on the Tom & Jerry for the Boston launch party of Banks 5-Island Rum in late 2010. Banks is an unusual blend of 21 white rums from five different countries: Barbados, Guyana, Jamaica, Java and Trinidad. Slideshow: More Excellent Rum Cocktails 

1 drink


  • Ice cubes, plus crushed ice

  • 2 ounces white rum, preferably Banks 5-Island

  • 1 1/2 ounces Tom & Jerry Batter

  • 1 ounce chilled whole milk

  • Freshly grated nutmeg, for garnish


  1. Fill a cocktail shaker with ice cubes. Add the rum, Tom & Jerry Batter and milk and shake well. Strain into a chilled, crushed ice–filled double rocks glass and garnish with freshly grated nutmeg. Serve with 2 straws.

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