Tom and Jerry
 n.— «Of course, one more permutation of eggnog needs to be addressed. How did the hot version come to be called a “Tom and Jerry”? When I was a kid in Minnesota, the eggnog my brothers and I furtively gulped right from the carton contained plenty of rum flavoring, but no actual alcohol. We couldn’t help noticing our parents sipped a warmed and considerably more alcoholic version, called Tom and Jerry, out of pressed-glass punch bowls at their Christmas parties.» —“Nothing but nog” by Eat and Drink: Robert Sietsema Salon Dec. 19, 2006. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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