Madison bars serving Tom & Jerrys ?

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Madison bars serving Tom & Jerrys ?

Postby Ashley » Wed Dec 12, 2012 11:25 am

Any Madison bars serving this drink?

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Re: Madison bars serving Tom & Jerrys ?

Postby jman111 » Wed Dec 12, 2012 11:42 am

Quite a few local dive bars used to, at least, serve them using the Mrs Bowen's mix around the holidays. Not sure about "from scratch", though.

If you don't mind the premix, prep is incredibly easy.

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Re: Madison bars serving Tom & Jerrys ?

Postby Detritus » Wed Dec 12, 2012 1:09 pm

I loved the premix as a kid (minus the alcohol). I've made it from scratch, and I still prefer the premix, probably because of that....

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Re: Madison bars serving Tom & Jerrys ?

Postby snoqueen » Wed Dec 12, 2012 5:19 pm

The old 602 Club had great Tom and Jerrys every year about this time. What a nice memory, coming in from the cold (which we don't get any more) to order up a nice hot drink in a little white mug.

And just yesterday, the NYTimes had an article about the Tom and Jerry. Apparently it's an only-in-Wisconsin thing, or nearly so.

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/12/dinin ... .html?_r=0

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Re: Madison bars serving Tom & Jerrys ?

Postby Stebben84 » Wed Dec 12, 2012 5:28 pm

Lived here all my life and I haven't had one and have only vaguely heard of it.

snoqueen wrote:And just yesterday, the NYTimes had an article about the Tom and Jerry. Apparently it's an only-in-Wisconsin thing, or nearly so.


How can they publish that story and then not give a recipe for how to make it. I know I can search the interwebs, but you would think it would make sense to list the recipe after an article about an obscure regional drink.

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Re: Madison bars serving Tom & Jerrys ?

Postby massimo » Wed Dec 12, 2012 5:32 pm

Detritus wrote:I loved the premix as a kid (minus the alcohol). I've made it from scratch, and I still prefer the premix, probably because of that....

Same here, and thinking about it now I realize I've only ever had the batter, never a Tom and Jerry drink. I think I have a new Christmas project!

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Re: Madison bars serving Tom & Jerrys ?

Postby Henry Vilas » Wed Dec 12, 2012 6:41 pm

snoqueen wrote:And just yesterday, the NYTimes had an article about the Tom and Jerry. Apparently it's an only-in-Wisconsin thing, or nearly so.

As are Brandy Old Fashioneds. I tried to order one at an NYC bar back in 1968 and was met with a blank stare.

Does Wisconsin still lead the nation in the consumption of distilled grapes?

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Re: Madison bars serving Tom & Jerrys ?

Postby brentron909 » Wed Dec 12, 2012 7:58 pm

Recipe:
http://allrecipes.com/recipe/tom-and-jerry-batter/

It basically sounds like cake frosting with nutmeg.

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Re: Madison bars serving Tom & Jerrys ?

Postby iwiw99 » Wed Dec 12, 2012 8:07 pm

I was just thinking about that today. Sardine has a great homemade one. Takes a bit of time for them to make it, but damn. Tis the season.

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Re: Madison bars serving Tom & Jerrys ?

Postby Stebben84 » Wed Dec 12, 2012 8:42 pm

I'll stick with whiskey.

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Re: Madison bars serving Tom & Jerrys ?

Postby LargeMarge » Thu Dec 13, 2012 9:42 am

Stebben84 wrote:How can they publish that story and then not give a recipe for how to make it. I know I can search the interwebs, but you would think it would make sense to list the recipe after an article about an obscure regional drink.


Article did had a recipe. There was a link on the left:

http://www.nytimes.com/recipes/1014400/ ... Jerry.html

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Re: Madison bars serving Tom & Jerrys ?

Postby Stebben84 » Thu Dec 13, 2012 9:48 am

LargeMarge wrote:
Stebben84 wrote:How can they publish that story and then not give a recipe for how to make it. I know I can search the interwebs, but you would think it would make sense to list the recipe after an article about an obscure regional drink.


Article did had a recipe. There was a link on the left:

http://www.nytimes.com/recipes/1014400/ ... Jerry.html


Blerf, my bad. Guess I have to pay more attention. Thanks.

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Re: Madison bars serving Tom & Jerrys ?

Postby barney » Thu Dec 13, 2012 9:54 am

See, I've heard that "wisconsin-style" is more liquor than 'batter', as opposed to the normal, which is the reverse.

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Re: Madison bars serving Tom & Jerrys ?

Postby fennel » Thu Dec 13, 2012 10:08 am

From the article:
"It’s cold here nine months out of the year.”
Clearly he hasn't been in Wisconsin for a while.

I'd never heard of Tom & Jerrys until recently. I look forward to trying that recipe.

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Re: Madison bars serving Tom & Jerrys ?

Postby Mean Scenester » Fri Dec 14, 2012 9:21 am

Never could understand the appeal. I guess I prefer my salmonella in shot form.


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