Friday Favorites

 Image Via Reese Witherspoon 

Image Via Reese Witherspoon 

ONE// Reese Witherspoon's Whiskey in a Teacup Book. One of our favorites is coming out with a book and we could not be more excited. 

TWO// Delish's 40+ Best Ice Cream Sandwich Dessert Recipes. The best treat to cool down in this summer heat especially if you substitute spiked ice cream. 

THREE// Studio DIY's Flamingo Float Cooler. This is a fun DIY for summer trips to the lake or pool. 

FOUR// William-Sonoma's Summer Sale. It is a great time to stock up on pieces for entertaining for the rest of summer. 

FIVE// Happy Everything's New Drinkware. Fun cups for a Jackson Morgan cocktail. 

New Shirts

We have new summer t-shirts available in our company store. The island reef color shirt is one of our team's favorites and we have been enjoying it all summer long. Our flag t-shirts are available for a limited time, so be sure to grab one while they are here. Also, don't forget we have summer essentials like beach towels, tote bags, and a trunk organizer available. 

What Jackson Morgan items would you like to see for fall? Leave us a comment on this post! 

Cheers! 

Summer Peach Fizz

Our friends at Old Dominick, a new liquor company in Tennessee, partnered with us to create a few fun cocktails. The summer peach fizz is one of my favorites, it is light and the presentation is the best part. You can shop this post below. 

Summer Peach Fizz

Ingredients:

3 oz Jackson Morgan Southern Cream in Peaches and Cream

1 oz Old Dominick Honeybell Vodka 

1 oz Lemon Juice 

Egg White 

Directions:

To make this delicious cocktail, combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake vigorously for several minutes, this is an important step you will not have the fizz part of the cocktail if you do not shake in a cocktail shaker long enough. 

Stain and pour carefully into a tall glass. Enjoy immediately. 

Cheers! 

Friday Favorites

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ONE// Lettermade's American Flag Napkins. The only cocktail napkin you will need all summer. 

TWO// J.Crew's Independence T-Shirt. The perfect shirt for any 4th of July parties this weekend. 

THREE// Freutcake's Red, White, and Blue Cheese Board. Such an easy appetizer for any holiday parties. 

FOUR// Ashley Brooke Design's Banana Pudding Milkshake. An oldie, but goodie recipe from one of our favorites. 

FIVE// American Flag Pool Float. We definitely need this for the weekend. 

The Sip Awards

The Sip Awards

The SIP Awards is a spirits competition created with a simple question in mind, “What about the consumer’s opinion?” The goal was to fill this void, bringing the people who regularly consume spirit products together to decide which brands deserve this prestigious award. 

The SIP Awards stands apart as the only internationally recognized consumer judging spirits competition. Catering to the opinions and palates of the discerning public, the SIP Awards presents a unique, spirit judging competition, unaffected by industry bias. 

We are thrilled to announced that Jackson Morgan's  banana pudding southern cream won platinum and our salted caramel won double gold with the Sip Awards. For a full list of winners check out their website. 

Cheers! 

Happy 4th of July

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Happy 4th of July from our family to yours! We hope you have a wonderful day and enjoy a cocktail or two. 

Cheers! 

Friday Favorites

 Image via Draper James 

Image via Draper James 

ONE// Draper Jame's 4th of July Collection. So many fun dresses for 4th of July parties next week. 

TWO// Freutcake's 4th of July Dessert Hacks. Who has time to make homemade desserts? We love these tips for any easy 4th of July. 

THREE// Country Living's 26 Easy 4th of July Cocktails. Easy cocktail recipes for any patriotic parties you may attend. 

FOUR// Certified Celebrator's 4th of July Centerpiece. Does it get any simpler than grocery store flowers and mason jars? 

FIVE// Pottery Barn's Flag Napkins. These napkins are perfect for 4th of July tablescapes. 

Summer Entertaining Favorites

We could not be more exited for the official start of summer this week. Isn't summer the best? So many fun reasons to host your favorite people with longer days and warm weather. Here are a few of my most used summer entertaining items that we love. 

Picnic Gear. It is no surprise that we love a good picnic at the Jackson Morgan office. All you need is a cute picnic basket and acrylic glassware. A bottle cooler is a bonus and perfect for your favorite flavor of Jackson Morgan. 

Outdoor Dinner Parties. There is nothing better than eating dinner with your friends with pretty string lights overhead. Melamine plates with monogramed linens keep things easy, but yet sophisticated. A corn hole set keeps guests busy while dinner is being made on the grill. I like to keep a few Turkish towels outside in case anyone gets cold at night. 

Outdoor Food. I keep a drink dispenser ready with lemon water during the summer to keep guests hydrated. This William-Sonoma caramelized onion burger starter is mouth watering. We also love to experiment with stuffing burgers with cheese, special seasonings, or veggies. I love using my galvanized tiered stand for everything from sundae toppings to burger toppings during the summer. It also looks pretty in the kitchen with fresh blooms. 

Summer Desserts. Homemade ice cream is one of the best parts of summer, especially spiked with Jackson Morgan. I use the Kitchen Aid ice cream maker bowl and store the finished product in these ice cream tubs before guests come over. I also love these fruit shaped molds for ice cream or popsicles. 

What are your favorite entertaining pieces during summer? 

 

10 Questions with Malia of Lettermade

One of my favorite brands that I have loved since the beginning of Jackson Morgan is Lettermade. The owner of Lettermade, Malia, designs the most gorgeous linen cocktail napkins that I cherish for hosting. It was such a treat to do a little Q&A with her. 

ONE// Tell us a little about yourself and your company. I started Lettermade in 2014 while working in development for a school in town…I’d come home and embroider just about every day! I’ve always loved linens and keepsakes and my grandmother really appreciated well-made, beautiful linens- she was one of the biggest reasons I started Lettermade! Over the past four and a half years, we’ve been honored to collaborate on collections with brands like Gray Malin, Draper James, and Rifle Paper Co., furthering our mission to couple homespun embroidery with contemporary design. 

TWO// What is the best lesson you have learned since starting Lettermade? Patience! Starting a business is a rollercoaster of ups and downs at times and a constant learning curve. Good things take time, so patience (with myself and with developing the brand!) has been one of the biggest lessons.

THREE// How do you stay creative in your business? Working with brands like Jackson Morgan Cream! I love collaborating with other brands and bloggers; this helps create new content, brainstorm with other entrepreneurs about new ideas, and keep things fresh!

FOUR// What is the best part of your work day? When I get notes from customers saying how much they enjoy their linens or how special it makes them feel to have something meaningful on their wedding day or for their family and friends during the holidays. Lettermade has been a labor of love; when it comes to our brand nothing makes me happier than to know that we’ve made something that is meaningful to the customer and brings joy to their day!

FIVE// Do you have a favorite linen napkin design at the moment? One of my best friends always says “not my circus, not my monkeys!” - it’s the best reminder at times!

SIX// Do you have any tips for hosting a dinner party? Great background music always helps sets the tone for a fun dinner party and doing any prep work ahead of guests arriving so you’re not stuck in the kitchen instead of having cocktails with your friends!

SEVEN// What is your favorite meal to whip together last minute for guests? Lasagna cups as an appetizer (or meal!); they’re amazing, always a hit, and look pretty on a tray! (hereis the recipe!) My other go-to is my mother-in-law’s classic chicken casserole…Everyone loves a good casserole! 

EIGHT// Do you have a go to hostess gift? Embroidered cocktail napkins! :) If I’m bringing monogrammed cocktail napkins to a party, the Elise style (here) is one of my favorite styles to gift; traditional blue and white or a soft neutral monogram are my go-to’s if I’m not too familiar with the hostess’s style.

NINE// Favorite cocktail? Gin & Tonic with cucumber

TEN// What is your favorite Jackson Morgan flavor? The Banana Pudding Cream is absolutely delicious!!

 

 

 

 

 

Friday Favorites

 Image via Pizzazzerie

Image via Pizzazzerie

ONE// Pizzazzerie's Boozy Peach Ice Cream Recipe. This recipe made with our peaches and cream southern cream looks delicious and so easy. 

TWO// Swoozie's 4th of July Shop. Are you planning a party for the 4th? We love all of these party items. 

THREE// Southern Living's Peach Dessert Recipes. We want to try one of each please.

FOUR// Hungry Girl Por Vida's Boozy Peach Pie Milkshake. This milkshake looks delicious just sub Jackson Morgan for the rum. 

FIVE// William-Sonoma's Peach BBQ Sauce. This sauce would be tasty for a weekend bbq. 

 

Spiked Whipped Orange Milkshake

This is one of the cocktails I served at our summer bbq, you can find more details about that party here. There is something classic about a whipped orange creamsicle that just takes me back to my childhood, without the alcohol of course. This adult version is a favorite amongst my friends and one of our most requested recipes. 

Spiked Whipped Orange Milkshake

Ingredients:

1 1/2 Ounces Jackson Morgan Southern Cream in whipped orange 

3-4 Scoops of Vanilla Ice Cream

Whipped Cream (for Garnish)

Orange Creamsicle Cotton Candy (for Garnish) 

Directions:

For this tasty cocktail, add vanilla ice cream and Jackson Morgan in whipped orange to a blender and blend until well combined. You may need to add more ice cream depending on how thick you want your milkshake. Pour the mixture into a chilled glass, then top with whipped cream and orange cotton candy. I found the creamsicle cotton candy from Sugar Drop and it was a huge hit at the party. 

 

 

Spiked Root Beer Float

I shared details last week about our summer BBQ with Party Hat Paper Co. Now on to the fun part of parties, cocktails! During the summer months, I like to serve cold cocktails such as slushies or milkshakes. This root beer float is no exception and is easy to make and doubles as dessert. You can uses other flavors of Jackson Morgan such as our brown sugar and cinnamon for the recipe. 

Spiked Root Beer Float

Ingredients:

1 1/2 Ounces Jackson Morgan Southern Cream in salted caramel

Vanilla Ice Cream

Root Beer

Whipped Cream (For Garnish)

Directions:

In a chilled glass, add two or three scoops of vanilla ice cream. Next, add Jackson Morgan in salted caramel*. Pour in root beer until the glass is full then garnish with whipped cream. Enjoy immediately. 

*Make sure and add ingredients in this order to lessen the amount of curdling. 

Cheers! 

Friday Favorites

 Image via Nora Fleming

Image via Nora Fleming

ONE// New Nora Fleming Pieces. Cannot wait to use these for our next dinner party. 

TWO// Love and Lion Temporary Tattoos. How fun are these temporary tattoos? We are thinking our next party needs a tattoo bar. 

THREE// J.Crew's With a Twist Tee. This t-shirt needs to make it in my closet asap! 

FOUR// Pottery Barn's Patriotic Melamine Plates. For any 4th of July or Labor Day dinner parties, these plates are perfect. 

FIVE// Fashionable Hostess's 4th of July BBQ. This is such an easy party to recreate. 

 

Summer BBQ Menu

Earlier this week, I shared details about our summer bbq, today I am spilling all the details about the menu so you can recreate this party at your home. Our summer BBQ was one of my favorites to plan. There is something nostalgic about an old fashion backyard cookout! The menu is easy and paper plates from Party Hat Paper Co make clean up a breeze which is a win win in my book. Who wants to waste time cleaning up instead of hanging out with guests?

I started with easy appetizers served in cupcake liners to keep things easy for serving. Sliders are great so everyone can try different types of meat like pulled pork and beef. For sides, I kept to the classics like mac and cheese and grilled corn. I found this hamburger cake at my local grocery store which fit the theme perfectly. No party is completely with a few Jackson Morgan cocktails (recipes coming soon). 

Menu

Appetizers

Pimento Cheese and Crackers 

Pasta Salad 

Strawberries 

Main

Beef Sliders 

Pulled Pork Sliders 

Hot Dogs 

Toppings (Slaw, Relish, Special Sauce, Mustard, Ketchup, Cheese, Bacon. Etc) 

Sides

Grilled Corn 

Mac and Cheese 

Pasta Salad

Fries (Sweet Potato and Regular) 

Dessert

Hamburger Cake

Jackson Morgan Spiked Root Beer Floats 

Jackson Morgan Whipped Orange Milkshakes 

Cheers! 

Summer BBQ with Party Hat Paper Co

I have found a new company that I adore that I just know you will love too. Party Hat Paper Co designs boxes of party goods that coordinate with a theme. This is the bbq box, that would be perfect for Father's Day or summer parties. I had the best time coming up with a menu and creating this dinner party. 

Whats Included?

Y'all are not going to believe everything that is included in this fun box. All of the plates, forks, balloons (including the pig and grill, so fun!), napkins, berry baskets and more. Literally everything you need to throw a party. Check out their page for more details. 

Color Palette

The sweet gals at Party Hat Paper Co picked out this refreshing color palette of tan, red, and blue. I love that is not the traditional red, white, and blue that you see this time of year. This palette would work for 4th of July or Labor Day too. 

My Favorite Items

I loved the temperature markers for the burgers, such a unique item that is useful for guests. The balloons were a crowd pleaser as well, they also stayed blown up almost a week. The paper plate trays were wonderful, they held all the food perfectly. My top favorite is the "fine china" cups, I am always sucker for funny cups or napkins. 

Stay tuned for more details on my summer BBQ. 

 

Friday Favorites

 Image via Andi Mans

Image via Andi Mans

ONE// Andi Man's Peach Cream Cocktail Recipe. How tasty would this cocktail be for the weekend?

TWO// Delish's 20 Best Milkshake Recipes. All of these milkshakes look amazing and could be spiked with Jackson Morgan. 

THREE// Vroom Vroom Balloon Bar. How fun is this balloon bar? We are already dreaming up ideas for balloons for our next party. 

FOUR// Country Living's 20 DIY Outdoor Games. These games would be fun for your next summer bbq. 

FIVE// CMA Fest. Are y'all going to Nashville for the concerts this weekend? Stop by several of the bars downtown to cool off with a Jackson Morgan cocktail. 

Gals' Kick-Off to Summer Event

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Jackson Morgan is thrilled to be partnering with one of our favorite sweet shops, Sugar Drop in Brentwood, TN for a fun summer event featuring cocktails and shopping.

Come stop by June 12th from 6-8 pm for special cocktails, appetizers, giveaways, and swag bags for the first 25 guests. 

We hope to see you there! 

Friday Favorites

 Image via Gal Meets Glam 

Image via Gal Meets Glam 

ONE// Gal Meets Glam's New Arrivals. So many pretty dresses for summer soirées especially this blue patterned shirt dress! 

TWO// Zippered Drink Pouches. These pouches would make fun cocktails at the beach or on a boat. 

THREE// Swoozie's American Summer Shop. We need every item in this shop for summer entertaining. 

FOUR// Sugar and Cloth's Summer Pool Party. This party looks like a blast and easy to recreate at your own pool. 

FIVE// Atlanta Food and Wine Festival. The Jackson Morgan team will be at this festival and we hope to see you there. 

New Company Store Items

With summer around the corner, we have new items in our company store. These items are perfect for the beach or lake. We know you will love these items as much as we do! 

Truck Organzier. My personal favorite is the trunk organizer, I have used it for everything from snacks, plates, groceries, and dog toys. 

Tote Bags. Available in navy, khaki, and green. These bags have a zippered top and front pocket. They make perfect beach bags. 

Check out our company store for more Jackson Morgan logo items including coffee mugs, beach towels, and t-shirts. Do not forget we offer free shipping on orders over $30 with code "FREESHIP30".  

Salted Caramel Milkshake Recipe

One of our most requested recipes is boozy milkshakes. Our salted caramel cream is one of my favorites in a milkshake is the perfect cocktail to kick off the summer season. 

Salted Caramel Milkshake

Ingredients:

3 Scoops of Vanilla Ice Cream

3 Scoops of Caramel Ice Cream

1/4 Cup Whole Milk

1/4 Cup Jackson Morgan Southern Cream Salted Caramel 

Caramel Sauce 

Pinch of Sea Salt, garnish

Whipped Cream, garnish

Chocolate Square, garnish

Directions:

Add the caramel and vanilla ice cream, milk, and Jackson Morgan Southern Cream to a blender. Then blend until smooth.*

In a chilled glass, drizzle caramel sauce inside of the glass. Then pour in the milkshake mixture. 

Top with whipped cream, chocolate square, and sea salt for garnish. Cheers! 

                          *Add more ice cream for a thicker milkshake.