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Every year we do a round robin on our block and our neighbors always do some decadent winter drinks. This year we decided to up the ante by doing Tom & Jerrys, which require a little work, but are worth it.
1 oz. dark rum
1 oz. brandy
1 tsp. sugar
6 oz. water, milk or coffee
Separate the egg and beat the white to soft peaks. Add the sugar and beat until stiff. Mix the rum, brandy and egg yolk until frothy and fold into the beaten white. Pour into a coffee mug and top it off with hot milk.
You can also buy Tom & Jerry mix and add the booze and milk. If you're having a lot of people, you'll want to choose this method or you'll be stuck in the kitchen all night making drinks.
Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., where he lived until he was 17, Bobby received his BA-Mass Communications from UWM in 1989 and has lived in Walker's Point, Bay View, Enderis Park, South Milwaukee and on the East Side.
He has published three non-fiction books in Italy – including one about an event in Milwaukee history, which was published in the U.S. in autumn 2010. Four more books, all about Milwaukee, have been published by The History Press.
With his most recent band, The Yell Leaders, Bobby released four LPs and had a songs featured in episodes of TV's "Party of Five" and "Dawson's Creek," and films in Japan, South America and the U.S. The Yell Leaders were named the best unsigned band in their region by VH-1 as part of its Rock Across America 1998 Tour. Most recently, the band contributed tracks to a UK vinyl/CD tribute to the Redskins and collaborated on a track with Italian novelist Enrico Remmert.
He's produced three installments of the "OMCD" series of local music compilations for OnMilwaukee.com and in 2007 produced a CD of Italian music and poetry.
In 2005, he was awarded the City of Asti's (Italy) Journalism Prize for his work focusing on that area. He has also won awards from the Milwaukee Press Club.
He can be heard weekly on 88Nine Radio Milwaukee talking about his "Urban Spelunking" series of stories.