Thomas & Jeremiah, 1941 – Vintage Cocktail Friday

Posted on Nov 7 2014 - 3:33am by RetroRuth

This week we are busting out some apple cider for Vintage Cocktail Friday!


This is Thomas & Jeremiah!


Thomas & Jeremiah
  • 1½ jigger white rum
  • 2 dashes lime juice
  • Add brown sugar to taste (We added a tsp)
  • Hot sweet cider
  1. In a tall glass, mix rum, lime juice and brown sugar. Fill glass with hot cider.


So, we didn’t have a tall heatproof glass that was vintage, so we mixed ours in a larger cup and then just poured off a small amount into our vintage Pyrex cups. It worked!



“How is it? Is it weird?”

“A little. Mostly it just tastes like hard cider.”

The Verdict: Hard Cider

From The Tasting Notes –

Tasted like a bland hard cider. Not a great pairing, but it was good enough. It might be a better drink with better cider (we just had grocery store cider on hand), or if the cider was spiced. The rum flavor was very noticeable, and kind of overpowered the more delicate cider flavors. It ended up tasting almost like apple juice mixed with rum.

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  1. deb November 7, 2014 at 8:34 am - Reply

    Well, that’s one I’ve never heard of!

  2. Cawker City Museum November 30, 2014 at 6:43 pm - Reply

    The origins of this drink must go back much further!

    February 3, 1874
    Cawker Tribune
    – SINCE the temperance movement the Caw-
    keer City hens have refused to lay eggs for
    fear they might be used by someone to make
    a Thomas and Jeremiah or eggnog with.

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