Friday Favorites

ONE// Jackson Morgan’s Halloween Party. We are still loving all the fun details from this party, check out the post for more details.

TWO// Studio DIY’s 21+ Halloween Costumes. All of these costumes are unique and have tutorials on how to make them.

THREE// Sally’s Baking Addiction’s Pumpkin Scones. This sounds like a great treat to enjoy with spiked coffee this weekend.

FOUR// Fashionable Hostess’s Cheese Board Event. We were excited to be part of this event, check out the gifting station with mini Jackson Morgan bottles.

FIVE// Southern Living’s Upside-Down Apple Cake. This cake looks delicious!

Halloween Party Food

For the Halloween party, I wanted to keep the food easy for a drop in party with various seasonal appetizers and sweets. Hosting a party is a job itself, The Orderves Company was a lifesaver, they make appetizers that you keep in your freezer for when you need gourmet appetizers in a pinch. They are amazing for easy entertaining. The chicken and waffles and bacon wrapped dates were crowd favorites!

The Menu

  • Chicken and Waffles

  • Sweet Potato Biscuits with Grilled Ham

  • Saffron Arancini

  • Bacon Wrapped Dates

  • Butternut Squash Tarts with Goat Cheese and Pistachios

  • Chocolate Cupcakes

All photos Christy Wilson Photography.

Halloween Party

Halloween is such a playful holiday to host a party. I love the idea of a party on Halloween night for friends and family to visit while in route trick or treating with food and themed sweets for everyone, and of course Jackson Morgan cocktails for adults. You could easily move this set up outside if the weather is nice too!

Color Scheme

I wanted to elevate the traditional orange and black colors you normally see this time of year. Buffalo plaid seemed like the perfect fit for a causal yet elevated Halloween party. The bonus is the tablecloth and pumpkins will work all fall and into Thanksgiving. I used black and white tones with a touch of gold throughout the party for a cohesive look.

Decor

Different style pumpkins with flameless candles surrounded by dripping dried moss set the scene down the center of the table. Black taper candles and fake spider web around the chandelier gave a spooky feel perfect for Halloween night. Skeletons were posed on each side of the table, one with candy for trick or treaters.

Calligraphy

My philosophy is that everything looks better in calligraphy. I had a good friend write out where all the food and drinks were going to be placed on these whimsical paper bats from Hester and Cook. They are my go to for paper runners, placemats, place cards, etc. I used mini close pins to attach the “cocktail” bat to a wreath above the bar cart.

Stay tuned for more details from our Halloween shoot this month including recipes, cocktails, and party favors. You can shop the items from this party below.

All photos Christy Wilson Photography.

Friday Favorites

ONE// Waiting on Martha’s Haunting Halloween. We are dreaming of throwing a Halloween party, just add Jackson Morgan cocktails.

TWO// The Manual’s 9 Best Fall Cocktails. Cannot wait to try to make these tasty cocktails when the weather cools off.

THREE// The Kitchn’s 6 Snack Stadiums. How fun are these snack stadiums for tailgating?

FOUR// Draper Jame’s Stripe Lace Shirtdress. The perfect party dress for fall soirées.

FIVE// HGTV’s DIY Tailgate Slushes. Ordering the drink pouches now, a great way to enjoy cocktails at tailgates.

Hockey Season in Tennessee

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Who else is excited that Nashville Predators hockey season has started back up?! We are proud sponsors of the Nashville Predators and have several tastings in the suite and Lexus lounge areas throughout the season. You can also find a special Jackson Morgan treat on the dessert cart in the suite area.

If you find yourself in these areas at a game, we will be having special tastings on these dates:

Saturday October 27
Saturday November 17th
Saturday December 1st
Saturday January 19th 
Saturday February 23rd

We hope to see you at a game, follow us on social media for Nashville Predator themed giveaways soon.

Cheers!



Fall Chai Cocktail

We teamed up with our friends at Old Dominick again for a warm chai cocktail. Our brown sugar and cinnamon cream paired with the flavors of chai tea are a delicious combination. This is the perfect drink to enjoy during the cool fall days that are coming soon.

Fall Chai Cocktail

Ingredients:

1 Part Jackson Morgan Southern Cream in Brown Sugar and Cinnamon

1 Part Old Dominick Toddy

4 Parts Chai Tea (Warm)

Cinnamon Sticks (Optional, for garnish) 

Directions:

To make this cocktail, pour warm chai tea into a a mug, leave room to add toddy and Jackson Morgan. Add Old Dominick toddy and stir. Then add Jackson Morgan in brown sugar and cinnamon, make sure to add cream last. Garnish with a cinnamon stick. Enjoy immediately.

All images Christy Wilson Photography.



Friday Favorites

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ONE// Catstudio Giveaway. Did you enter our giveaway yet? Check out our social media pages for details.

TWO// HGTV’s Must Have Halloween Buys. We love these fun Halloween purchases.

THREE// Craft + Cocktail’s Fruity Pebbles Milk Punch. This is such a unique cocktail, try subbing the milk for Jackson Morgan.

FOUR// Katie Jacob’s Succulent Pumpkins. An easy and elegant centerpiece for fall parties.

FIVE// A Beautiful Mess’s Ghost Party Cake. This cake looks delicious and simple to decorate for Halloween parties.

Catstudio Giveaway

Did you catch our cocktail recipe earlier this week with these fun glasses? Our friends at Catstudio make embroidered pillows, cups, linens, and more. We love their products for entertaining, tailgating, hostess gifts, etc.

Catstudio partnered with us for a fun giveaway! Show off your state pride with these fun Tennessee and Nashville glasses that are perfect for sipping on Jackson Morgan.

To enter to win a Nashville and Tennessee glass along with a few Jackson Morgan goodies, check out our Instagram or Facebook pages for details.

Cheers!

Salted Caramel Ice Cream Dessert

It is officially fall, but in the south it still feels like summer. Hopefully it will cool off soon. In the meantime, we have one last Jackson Morgan spiked ice cream recipe that will help you get through these last few weeks of hot weather. This dessert is easy to make and you can add your favorite toppings to make it even more fun.

Salted Caramel Ice Cream Dessert

Ingredients:

2 Scoops Salted Caramel Ice Cream

2 Scoops Dark Chocolate Ice Cream

1/4 Cup Jackson Morgan Southern Cream in Salted Caramel

Whipped Cream and Cherries (Optional, for garnish) 

Directions:

Scoop ice cream into glasses or bowls until full. Pour Jackson Morgan Southern Cream in salted caramel over the ice cream. You can add more if you want an extra boozy treat. Top with whipped cream and a cherry. Serve immediately. 

All images Christy Wilson Photography.

Friday Favorites

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ONE// Whiskey in a Teacup. Reese Witherspoon’s new book is out and we cannot wait to read it.

TWO// Jackson Morgan’s Instagram. Check out our instagram for a surprise for the first day of fall.

THREE// 50+ Halloween Party Themes, Names, Invitation Wording. Pizzazzerie has your covered for Halloween parties.

FOUR// 7 Boozy Milkshakes for Fall. The perfect way to celebrate the new season.

FIVE// Grandin Road’s Halloween Shop. Everything you need for Halloween and fall decor.

Fall Hosting Favorites

Fall Favorites

Fall is one of the best times of year, there is so much to celebrate between tailgating, cooler temperatures, Halloween, and several birthdays in our family. Here are a few of my favorites fall hosting items I am stocking up on for fall celebrations. 

ONE// Pumpkin Vase Filler. I have glass jars on my bar cart that I change out seasonally and this filler is perfect. 

TWO// Pretty Fall Wreath. An easy way to decorate for the new season, put this wreath on a front door, mirror, bar cart, mantle, you name it! 

THREE// Glass Pumpkins. These would be beautiful with candles and you can keep the pumpkins out until Thanksgiving. 

FOUR// Cooper Bar Set. This bar set is perfect for a fall bar cart. 

FIVE// Fall Garland. So versatile, you can use it on a dining room table, mantle, or around a front door. 

SIX// Loaf Pan. I always make pumpkin bread during fall and this loaf pan would take the recipe up a notch. 

SEVEN// Orange Ginger Jar. It is no secret I love a ginger jar, but the orange ones are festive for this time of year. 

EIGHT// Gold Flatware. I love adding warm gold tones to fall tablescapes. 

NINE// Copper Serve Set. This would be fun for serving candy at a Halloween party. 

TEN// Check Table Runner. You can't go wrong with a classic black and white pattern. 

ELEVEN// Gold Votives. I use these year round, but especially during fall! 

TWELVE// Pumpkin Pillow Covers. An easy way to decorate your living room for fall. 

New Items for Company Store

We are excited for our newest round of items for our company store. We would love to hear from you, what logo items would you like to see in our store? 

Tailgate Bags// Show up to game day in style with this clear logo tote bag. These bags work for game day or concerts. 

Color Tumblers// Pick your favorite color to enjoy sipping on a Jackson Morgan Southern Cream beverage. These stainless steel tumblers work for hot or cold drinks. Available in red, orange, pink, green, and blue. 

Apple Pie Spiked Milkshake

Is there anything that screams fall more than apple pie? This spiked apple pie milkshake is a crowd favorite and blends perfectly with our brown sugar and cinnamon southern cream. When creating this cocktail for a crowd, have a toppings bar where guests can garnish their own milkshake. 

Apple Pie Spiked Milkshake

Ingredients:

3-4 Scoops Vanilla Ice Cream

Slice of Apple Pie

1/4 Cup Jackson Morgan Southern Cream in Brown Sugar and Cinnamon 

Whipped Cream, Apple Pie, Apple Slices, Cinnamon Sticks (Optional, for garnish) 

Directions:

To make this delicious milkshake, combine vanilla ice cream, apple pie, and Jackson Morgan in a blender. Blend until milkshake consistency. You may need to add more ice cream for a thicker consistency. Top with whipped cream, apple pie crumbles, cinnamon sticks, apple slices, or your favorite toppings. Serve immediately. 

All images Catherine Truman Photography. 

Binny's Beverage Depot Tastings

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Attention all of our Illinois friends! We have several tastings across the state this weekend, September 15th from 1-4pm at various Binny's Beverage Depot stores. Come by and try a sip of Jackson Morgan Southern Cream. 

  • Orland Park: 103A Orland Park Place Orland Park, IL 
  • Elmwood Park: 7330 West North Avenue Elmwood Park, IL 60707
  • Highland Park: 153 Skokie Valley Road Highland Park, IL 60035
  • Naperville: 790 Royal Saint George Drive Naperville, IL 60563
  • Lake Zurich: 975 South Rand Road Lake Zurich, IL 60047
  • Chicago (South Loop): 1132 South Jefferson Street Chicago, IL 60607 
  • Chicago (Lincoln Park): 1720 North Marcey Street Chicago, IL 60614
  • Plainfield: 12307 South Route 59 Plainfield, IL 
  • Bloomingdale: 353 Army Trail Road Bloomingdale, IL 60108
  • Evergreen Park: 3447 West 95th Street Evergreen Park, IL 60805
  • Oak Brook: 1500 16th Street Oak Brook, IL 60523
  • Lincolnwood: 7175 North Lincoln Avenue Lincolnwood, IL 

We hope to see you there, stay tuned for more tastings at Binny's throughout the holiday season. 

Cheers! 

Friday Favorites

 Image via Southern Fatty 

Image via Southern Fatty 

ONE// Southern Fatty's Whiskey Cream Push Pops. How amazing are these boozy push pops made with our creams? 

TWO// Society Social's New Arrivals. We love every piece in the new collection. 

THREE// Pottery Barn's Halloween Shop. All of these pretty items are making us want to throw a Halloween party. 

FOUR// Certified Celebrator's DIY Stackable Pumpkins. This easy DIY is perfect for a fall front porch or party. 

FIVE// Sugar and Cloth's Tasting Flight Boards. Wouldn't a Jackson Morgan tasting flight be a fun theme for a party? 

New Location Mississippi

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We are thrilled to announce our creams are now available in Mississippi. If you live in Mississippi check your favorite liquor store for Jackson Morgan. We hope you get to try a sip of Jackson Morgan soon. 

Cheers! 

Happy Labor Day

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Happy Labor Day from the crew at Jackson Morgan Southern Cream. Hope you have a wonderful day with friends and family. 

Cheers! 

Friday Favorites

 Image via Draper James 

Image via Draper James 

ONE// Draper Jame's Spirit Shop. Who is excited for the return of football this weekend? 

TWO// Delish's Labor Day Menu Ideas. So many great ideas to celebrate Labor Day this weekend. 

THREE// Pizzazzerie's Mini Apple Galettes. This recipe looks delicious, especially with a glass of Jackson Morgan. 

FOUR// Sugar and Charm's Pumpkin Filled Donut Holes. We are excited for Fall baking! 

FIVE// Creamsicle Milkshake. The perfect spiked milkshake for the weekend. 

End of Summer Party Favors

For our last post about our end of summer pool party, I am sharing details on our party favors. 

I put a lot of thought into our party favors and since people sometimes forget towels, I settled on one of our signature Jackson Morgan beach towels. They come in an array of colors and guests can use one if they need it and take one home too. 

I love these towels and have had so many compliments on them at the pool and beach. Be sure to snag one before we retire them from our company store for the year. They will not be back until next summer. 

All photos Christy Wilson photography. 

End of Summer Pool Party Cocktails

We shared details of our end of summer pool party last week, this week I spilling all the details on our cocktails that we served. You may be surprised at how easy these cocktails are to make! 

I am a huge craft cocktail lover, but sometimes they can be overly complicated and guests might feel intimidated. To keep things simple for my end of summer pool party, I served Jackson Morgan whipped orange and banana pudding plain with the option of adding ice. There were no complaints and no one had to play bartender all afternoon, that is a win win in my book. 

If you want to fancy it up, it would be fun to add ice cream and pour Jackson Morgan over it for a cool treat. In the past, we have created milkshake and sundae bars with every kind of topping and ice cream you could imagine. Check out our old posts for inspiration. 

What is your favorite poolside cocktail? 

All Photos Christy Wilson Photography.