Spiked Salted Caramel

Are you planning a brunch this weekend to celebrate Valentine's Day? This spiked salted caramel French toast recipe is the perfect dish to serve. The sweet brioche bread mixes with the caramel flavoring for a yummy morning treat. 

Spiked Salted Caramel French Toast

Ingredients:

Loaf of Brioche Bread

1/4 Cup Jackson Morgan Southern Cream in salted caramel 

3/4 Cup Milk or Heavy Cream

3 Eggs 

1 Tablespoon Sugar 

1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract 

Pinch of Salt

4 Tablespoons Unsalted Butter 

Caramel Sauce (Optional) 

Maple Syrup (Optional) 

Directions:

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. In a shallow dish, whisk together Jackson Morgan, milk, eggs, sugar, vanilla extract, and salt then set aside. Cut the brioche bread into half inch slices. 

In a large skillet, heat 2 tablespoons of butter on medium high heat until bubbly. Dip bread in the egg mixture on both sides, shake off excess. Then add dipped bread to the skilled and cook until golden on both sides. Continue until all pieces of the bread have been cooked. You may need to add remaining butter to keep the bread from sticking to the pan. 

Add bread to an oven safe pan and bake for 5 minutes. To serve, drizzle with caramel sauce and maple syrup (optional) or enjoy plain. 

Cheers! 

 

 

Frozen Salted Caramel Hot Chocolate

Earlier this month, we shared our Olympic Watch Party. Frozen hot chocolate is a fun cocktail to enjoy while watching the games. We love the idea of a hot chocolate bar with different toppings such as whipped cream, chocolate squares, caramel sauce, chocolate syrup, cherries, etc for your guests to enjoy. 

Frozen Salted Caramel Hot Chocolate

Ingredients:

1/2 Cup Jackson Morgan Southern Cream in salted caramel 

1/2 Cup Milk 

2 Packets of Hot Chocolate Mix 

2-3 Cups of Crushed Ice Cubes 

Whipped Cream

Chocolate Syrup 

Directions:

In a blender, add the Jackson Morgan, milk, hot chocolate mix, and two cups of ice. Blend well. If needed, add the rest of the ice until you have the right consistency. 

Pour chocolate syrup around the inside of a chilled mug. Then pour the frozen hot chocolate into the mug. Top with whipped cream, enjoy. 

Cheers! 

Valentine's Day Brunch

Valentine's Day is around the corner and we love any reason to get together with friends over cocktails and good food. This year, I hosted a Valentine's Day brunch. Why not show your friends how much they mean to you by hosting a fun brunch or dinner? Now for the details on the festive brunch. 

Decor

To keep the theme simple, I used a traditional color palette of red, white, and blush. I wanted this brunch to feel fancy since it was a special occasion. I brought out my monogrammed linen napkins and paired those with my all time favorite plates from Pottery Barn. The striped runner and heart placemats added a touch of whimsy and made clean up a breeze. My trusty Nora Fleming pieces with the Valentine's Day minis were ideal for serving the delicious food. The new wood serving board is the best for cheese trays. 

Attire

Since this was brunch was on the fancier side, everyone wore cocktail dresses. I love these dresses from Camilyn Beth, they are well made and timeless. The white Tilly dress with the tulle sleeves was a favorite of mine and would be perfect for a bridal shower or New Years Eve party. The classic Go Go dress has been my go to cocktail dress for years, I own it in hot pink and navy and have worn it many times over the last few years. 

Cocktails

What would a party be without cocktails? Our peppermint mocha cream was the perfect drink to serve for brunch. It goes well in coffee or just over ice (how I served it). I cut strawberries into hearts using this tutorial and garnished the cocktails using a cocktail pick. I find if you serve a simple cocktail in a nice glass such as this blush gold coupe it seems more fancy. I used our Jackson Morgan mini bottles as party favors by tying a bow with red striped ribbon around the bottles and placing at each plate. 

The Menu

For our Valentine's Day Brunch, Brightside Bakery made the most delicious brioche rolls in an array of flavors and croissants which paired nicely with our peppermint mocha cream. For brunch, we had bacon, biscuits, cheese tray, spiked salted caramel French toast, fresh fruit, feta cheese pastry tarts, and festive cookies. Stay tuned for a recipe for the spiked salted caramel French toast. 

How are you celebrating Valentine's Day? 

Special thanks to Camilyn Beth, Nora Fleming, and Brightside Bakery for partnering with us on this party. 

Friday Favorites

Image via Mark and Graham 

Image via Mark and Graham 

ONE// Mark and Graham's Celebration Bowl. We cannot wait to get our hands on this fancy ice bucket. How fun would this be to keep Jackson Morgan chilled for parties? 

TWO// Pizzazzerie's Show Stopping Valentine's Day Desserts. All of the treats look incredible for Valentine's Day. 

THREE// Shop Lettermade's Golden Retriever Cocktail Napkins. We love our golden retriever walker and these cocktail napkins are so much fun. 

FOUR// Sugar and Cloth's New Entertaining Line. So many cute items at affordable prices, we will take one of each please. 

FIVE// Amanda's Cooking's Valentine's Day Mudslide Cocktail. This cocktail would be delicious with our peppermint mocha cream. 

Cheers! 

Gold Hot Chocolate

Earlier this week, we shared our Olympic Watch Party. What is a party without cocktails? This "gold" hot chocolate uses our award winning cream and gold marshmallows to continue the Olympic theme while watching the games. 

Gold Hot Chocolate

Ingredients:

2 oz Jackson Morgan Southern Cream in salted caramel 

Hot Chocolate 

Mini Marshmallows 

Gold Food Spray 

Directions:

Fill a mug with your favorite hot chocolate. Pour Jackson Morgan in salted caramel into the hot chocolate and stir. Put mini marshmallows on a paper plate and spray with gold food spray until evenly gold, you will need to allow each side of the marshmallows to dry.  I used this color spray for my marshmallows. Then you add the marshmallows to your hot chocolate or use a cocktail pick like I did. 

Cheers! 

Olympic Watch Party

The Winter Olympics start this week and we cannot wait! To kick off the fun events, we are sharing our Olympic watch party. This party was very easy to put together and your guests will love the theme. Invite a couple of friends over and enjoy a Jackson Morgan cocktail while cheering for the U.S.A. 

The decor only took a few minutes to pull together. I found these paper party rings and taped them to poster board to create the Olympic Rings. I used a laser leveler to make sure the rings were even. This backdrop could also be used for a photo booth.

Plastic popcorn containers from a party store made the perfect podium for our Jackson Morgan bottles. Other than that all we used was a white table cloth and serving dishes for food and drinks. So easy and you can use items you already have at home. I also linked a few fun stars and stripe options below if you would prefer a more festive table linen. 

Red striped cups held popcorn with chocolate candies for easy snacking during the sporting events. My trusty Nora Fleming tray with the American flag mini held the "gold medal" cakes. I found these 'Merica wooden forks from Eat Drink Host and knew they would be the perfect addition to the table. With a party like this, paper plates are the way to go. I used gold rimmed plates from Target. 

Stay tuned for recipes and cocktails from our Olympic watch party. You can shop this post below. 

Cheers! 

Friday Favorites

Image via Coton Colors

Image via Coton Colors

ONE//Coton Color's Football Attachment. This is the perfect attachment for the game this weekend. We love to use the big bowl as an ice bucket for Jackson Morgan cocktails. 

TWO// Eat Drink Host's Valentine's Day Collection. Who doesn't love cute disposable party goods? 

THREE// The Everyday Hostess's Football Puppy Chow. This recipe looks delicious and easy to make for Super Bowl parties. 

FOUR// Hostess with the Mostess's Football Party. Football everything, these are easy ideas and recipes to throw your own football party. 

FIVE//My Baking Addiction's Salted Caramel Milkshake Recipe. The only thing that could make this recipe better is adding our salted caramel cream for an adult treat. 

Super Bowl Ideas

The Super Bowl is this weekend, we are planning on hosting a fun party with friends. Is there anything better than watching football (and commercials) with your buddies while enjoying yummy food? Here are few ideas for your Super Bowl party. 

ONE// Use turf and spray paint to create a runner for your table. We used number stencils to create the one shown here. I linked a turf printed table cloth below too. 

TWO// Make mini pulled pork sandwiches and add a touch of our brown sugar and cinnamon cream to the sauce. Create a bar area with different toppings and sauces for guests to customize their sandwiches. 

THREE// Have a bar cart on hand for drinks for your guests. We used construction paper and a white paint pen to create drink labels that looked like football laces. 

FOUR// Make mini spiked milkshakes with our salted caramel cream. All you need is vanilla ice cream, Jackson Morgan in salted caramel, and whipped cream. 

FIVE// Use white icing to pipe football laces on brownie bites. Such an easy way to incorporate the football theme into the party. 

Travel Gear Necessities

Our team has been traveling a lot lately, which has made us realize the importance of travel gear. After an unfortunate incident of losing a wheel on my luggage right before my plane took off last year, I now spend the extra money for higher quality luggage. 

I love to be organized when traveling and want all my inflight items to be easily accessible. This Mark and Graham backpack is a game changer. I can fit my laptop and everything I need for a flight including a few mini bottles of Jackson Morgan.

After dealing with the unglamorous parts of flying, a mini bottle of Jackson Morgan in salted caramel added to a cup of coffee is a welcomed treat. I keep a few bottles on me too just in case I need to make friends with neighbors on a tight flight. You can find our mini bottles at most liquor stores that carry Jackson Morgan. Check out our locator for a store near you

Another favorite, is this tech envelope. It organizes all your cords, passports, tickets, etc. I use it as a clutch when I get to my destination so I do not have to pack an extra purse. A leather luggage tag is a small luxury that can be very helpful in the case of lost luggage. 

What travel gear do you love? Shop this post below. 

Cheers! 

Friday Favorites

ONE// Draper Jame's Valentine's Day Shop. One of each please! 

TWO// Cookies and Cup's Cinnamon Roll Milkshake. This milkshake is amazing and would be delicious spiked with our brown sugar and cinnamon cream. 

THREE// William-Sonoma's Valentines Day Cookies. WS strikes again, they have the most creative cookies for Valentines Day. 

FOUR// Serena and Lily's Bar Cart. We are in love with this bar cart and are dreaming of ways to use it this spring and summer. 

FIVE// Anthropologie's New Glassware. New glassware can make any cocktail look fancy! 

Banana Pudding Predators Cocktail

Earlier this week, we shared how to host a hockey watch party. For any party, you need any easy cocktail to serve your guests. This banana pudding cocktail is a great option to serve while watching the Preds or any sports game. 

Banana Pudding Predators Cocktail

Ingredients:

2 oz Jackson Morgan Southern Cream in banana pudding

1 oz Vanilla Vodka  

Ice

Directions:

In a cocktail shaker combine banana pudding cream and vanilla vodka. Shake well. Strain over fresh ice. 

Jackson Morgan is a proud partner of the Nashville Predators.  

Cheers! 

How to Host a Hockey Watch Party

We are big fans of the Nashville Predators at the Jackson Morgan office. If you attend a game in the suites, you can order a Jackson Morgan treat off the dessert cart. We also do several tastings in the suite areas throughout the season. We love attending Preds games, but it is not always an option. Why not host a watch party at home? 

Food

I wanted to keep it easy with food, since hosting can be tough after the holiday season. I served deli sandwiches, popcorn, and cupcakes. The perfect food for watching a game. You could also have mini burgers, a cheese tray (always), hot dogs, or even pizza. 

Drinks

It is always thoughtful to have a few alcohol free options for guests. I keep cream soda or root beer on hand just in case. Jackson Morgan's banana pudding was the perfect drink to cheer on the Preds. Also, our drinking glasses have catfish etched on the glass, such a fun find from Beveled Edge in Nashville

Decor

Since this was a hockey watching party, we did not need too much decor and I only decorated my trusty bar cart. I used a glass apothecary jar and filled it with hockey pucks. Nashville Lifestyles did a feature on the Preds in an old issue, so I used that on the bar cart as well. I also hung a yellow tassel garland across the front of the bar cart.  So easy! 

Jackson Morgan is a proud partner of the Nashville Predators.  

Salted Caramel Brownie Sundae

Sundaes are not just for children, this "adult" version would be fun to serve at a party or create a sundae bar with different toppings. Our salted caramel cream adds a fun flavor to this dessert. 

Salted Caramel Brownie Sundae

Ingredients:

2 oz Jackson Morgan Southern Cream in salted caramel

Two or Three Scoops of Salted Caramel Ice Cream 

Brownie Bites 

Chocolate Syrup 

Whipped Cream 

Chocolate Cookies 

Directions:

In a bowl, place brownie bites, either homemade or store bought. Then top with a few scoops of salted caramel ice cream. Pour our salted caramel cream on the ice cream. Top with your favorite sundae toppings. We used chocolate syrup, whipped cream, and chocolate cookies. You could use cherries, nuts, caramel sauce, hot fudge, sprinkles, etc. 

Cheers! 

Peppermint Mocha White Russian

We love to sip on our peppermint mocha cream this time of year. This cocktail could not be easier to make and can be fancy by adding a peppermint stick or crushed peppermint rim. 

Peppermint Mocha White Russian Cocktail

Ingredients:

2 oz Jackson Morgan Southern Cream in peppermint mocha 

1 oz Vodka

Directions:

In a cocktail shaker combine peppermint mocha cream and vodka. Shake well. Strain over fresh ice. 

Cheers! 

Coffee Peppermint Mocha Cocktail

What is not to love about peppermint mocha and coffee. This is one of my all time favorite recipes and could not be easier to make. 

Coffee Peppermint Mocha Cocktail

Ingredients:

4 oz Jackson Morgan Southern Cream in peppermint mocha 

Coffee (cooled) 

Ice Cube Tray

Directions:

The night before you want to make this cocktail pour cooled coffee in an ice cube tray and freeze overnight. I like to have a tray ready to go in the freezer for cocktails in a pinch. Once the ice cubes are frozen, place a few coffee ice cubes in a glass. Then pour our peppermint mocha cream on top. Enjoy. 

Cheers! 

Friday Favorites

ONE// Style Me Pretty's Galentine's Day Soiree. We could not love this party more, how fun is this bar cart? 

TWO// Camilyn Beth's New Gown Collection. These stunning dresses are perfect for a fancy occasion. 

THREE// William-Sonoma's Salted Caramel Hot Chocolate. This hot chocolate would be tasty spiked with our salted caramel cream. 

FOUR// Add A Pinch's Heart Cinnamon Rolls Recipe. These cinnamon rolls look amazing and are perfect for a Valentine's Day brunch. 

FIVE// Coton Color's Valentine's Day Shop. V-Day is almost a month away, time to start planning a fun party with these vases. 

Friday Favorites

Image via Mark and Graham

Image via Mark and Graham

ONE// Mark and Graham's Celebration Bowl. This fancy ice bucket is on our wish list for our next soirée. 

TWO// Swoozie's Flamingo Snow Tube. We are hoping for snow this weekend and this snow tube looks so fun! 

THREE// Good Life Eat's Peppermint Mocha Hot Chocolate. Our peppermint mocha cream would be delicious in this hot chocolate. 

FOUR// Draper Jame's Blooming Dress. This pretty party dress is perfect for Valentine's Day. 

FIVE// Pizzazzerie's DIY Pink and Red Valentine's Day Party Wall. How fun would this be for a Photo Booth backdrop? 

Happy New Year!

New Years

Happy New Year from our family to yours. We cannot wait to see what 2018 has in store for the Jackson Morgan team. 

Cheers! 

Salted Caramel NYE Cocktail

The New Year is almost here, have you thought about what cocktail to sip on? This salted caramel cocktail has coffee liqueur in it to help keep you up to see the ball drop. 

New Year's Eve Cocktail

Ingredients:

2 oz Jackson Morgan Southern Cream in salted caramel

1/2 oz Vodka 

1/2 oz Coffee Liqueur 

Chocolate Frosting (for riming glass)

Gold Star Sprinkles (for riming glass) 

Directions:

To rim the glass, use a butter knife to frost the edge of the glass with chocolate frosting. Carefully wipe away any mistakes with a wet paper towel. Then dip in gold star sprinkles and gently press the sprinkles into the frosting. I found my sprinkles on Amazon here, but Texan Sprinkles also has several festive options. 

Next, combine Jackson Morgan, vodka, and coffee liqueur in a cocktail shaker with ice. Strain over fresh ice in the rimmed glass. 

Cheers! 

 

New Year's Bar Cart

There is something special about celebrating the New Year, all the glitter and excitement around a fresh start. My favorite way to celebrate is staying in with friends with my bar cart handy for drinks and sweets. 

Now for the details on the bar cart. Black, white, and a touch of gold screams New Year’s Eve. This bar cart is a World Market find from a few months ago. I found this adorable star banner on Amazon. I have had my eyes on these fun champagne glasses from Anthropologie for a few months now and finally purchased them for New Year’s. The gold scalloped plates are from Waiting on Martha and the gold forks are from Target. To pull everything together, I used several different sized cake stands to create a tiered tray to hold desserts. 

As for sweets, I had truffles, gold wrapped candies, cookies, macarons, and cupcakes. To be honest, I cheated with the cupcakes by buying them from my local grocery store and topping with fancy sprinkles from Texan Sprinkles. Most people traditionally drink champagne on NYE, but at our house, Jackson Morgan salted caramel cream is the drink of choice. 

ow let’s chat party favors. I saw these gold favor boxes from Swoozies and knew they would make the perfect favor boxes. I put gold foiled macarons in these pretty boxes as favors for each guest. No NYE party is complete without party hats and blowers which double as a take home gift too. 

Abigail T made this beautiful calligraphy banner. I moved the bar cart to create an instant photo booth to capture fun memories. These balloons were a Target dollar bin find. I used Jackson Morgan bottles instead of the tradition balloon weights to create some flair for the photo booth. My outfit from Draper James could not have matched the party any better.

These adorable striped pieces from Coton Colors are a staple at my house, I change out the attachments for each season. The champagne bottle attachment normally stays on all year because why not celebrate everyday? I filled the cookie jar with black and white cookies for an extra treat. You can shop this post below. 

How do you spend New Year's Eve?