Peppermint Mocha Martini

For our winter dinner party, we served decedent peppermint mocha martinis. I pre rimmed the martini glasses so that serving cocktails would be easy once guests arrived. This cocktail also makes a delicious dessert.

Peppermint Mocha Martini

Ingredients:

1 1/2 oz Jackson Morgan Southern Cream in Peppermint Mocha

1/2 oz Whiskey

Chocolate Candy Melts, garnish

Crushed Peppermint Candies, garnish

Directions:

To garnish the glasses, place peppermint candies in a plastic bag and use a rolling pin to crush the candies. Once completely crushed, add to a bowl. Next, melt chocolate candy melts (or chocolate chips) in the microwave until smooth. Dip the glass in the melted chocolate, then in the crushed peppermint candies bowl. Press the candies into the melted chocolate. Place glasses in the refrigerator for an hour to allow the chocolate to set.

In a cocktail shaker with ice, combine Jackson Morgan peppermint mocha and whiskey. Shake well and strain in the rimmed martini glasses. Enjoy!

Cheers!

All Photos Christy Wilson Photography

Friday Favorites

Image via Celebration Stylist

Image via Celebration Stylist

ONE// Black Twine Galentine’s Day. We are thrilled Celebration Stylist’s Galentine’s Day party with Jackson Morgan Southern Cream is featured on Black Twine.

TWO// Draper James Red Sweater Dress. A pretty red dress for Valentine’s Day hosting.

THREE// Oh Happy Day’s Chocolate Assortments Balloon Backdrop. This DIY balloon wall would be amazing for a Valentine’s Day party.

FOUR// Juliska’s Heart Mugs. These mugs would be fun with spiked hot chocolate.

FIVE// I’m Bored, Let’s Go’s Candy Cane Jello Shots. This jello shot recipe made with our peppermint mocha cream would be a tasty spin on this recipe.

Winter Dinner Party Bar Cart

We have shared our Winter Dinner Party with Mostess box last week. Earlier this week, we shared details about the menu. Now it is time for the bar cart.

I always get questions about how to style a bar cart. My biggest tip is not to over think it. Hang a festive wreath, add a few books, your favorite liquors, and a few pretty glasses. You want the the bar cart to be functional as well as pretty.

For winter, I used a pinecone wreath to incorporate the pinecone theme from the table. I layered a few of my favorite winter cocktail books with bottles of Jackson Morgan. In the Mostess Box, I received this mini decanter, gold tray, and pinecone gift tags. On the bottom, I used my beloved Sasha Nicholas champagne bucket as a pot for this faux pine tree, you may remember these from my Christmas tablescape a few years ago.

Since it was a cozy night in, I wanted to serve a decedent martini. I rimmed these pretty Juliska martini glasses with chocolate and crushed peppermint before guests arrived to save time when preparing cocktails. The gold tray worked great for serving drinks for the table. Stay tuned for cocktail recipes coming next week.

Thank you to Mostess Box for partnering with us on this post. Christy Wilson Photography.

Winter Dinner Party Menu

Did you catch our Winter Dinner Party blog post last week? This week we are sharing details about the food. I prefer to serve heavy appetizers for a dinner party. It takes the pressure off having to create a full meal for guests and everyone still leaves with full stomachs. It also gives guests different entree options in case of food allergies.

I recently learned about The Orderves Company, which makes hosting so much simpler. They ship gourmet appetizers to you frozen. When you are ready to serve, just heat in your oven. Not only is everything delicious, the food looks pretty too. I like to keep a few in my freezer for when last minute company comes over. I add garnishes such as fresh herbs, nuts, crackers, drizzle of honey, etc and serve on my best china and no one knows the difference between frozen and homemade.

For our dinner party, we ordered the brie en boule, French dip sliders, bacon wrapped dates, mushroom soup, and mini ham and cheese sandwiches. It was the perfect menu for a cozy night in when the weather is chilly. The mini sandwiches were a huge hit since they are a fancy grilled cheese. We also loved the French dip sliders. If you wanted to add another entree a hearty soup or baked chicken dish would compliment these dishes. Stay tuned for more about our Winter Dinner Party.

Cheers!

Special thanks to The Orderves Company for partnering with us on this post. Christy Wilson Photography.

Friday Favorites

Image via Juliska

Image via Juliska

ONE// Juliska Berry and Thread Heart Plates. Grabbed these adorable plates for Valentine’s Day.

TWO// Swoozie’s Football Shop. Are you hosting a party for the Super Bowl?

THREE// Blahnik Baker’s Cozy Peppermint Mocha Cocktail. This Jackson Morgan cocktail is perfect for chilly nights.

FOUR// Macy’s Crystal Cordial Glasses. How adorable would these glasses be to serve Jackson Morgan in?

FIVE// Baking Up Yum’s Boozy Jackson Morgan Cupcakes. Diana made apple cinnamon cupcakes with our brown sugar and cinnamon cream.

Mostess Box

I have been crushing on Mostess Box lately, it is a curated subscription box that is sent seasonally. Each box contains home and hosting essentials. I am not much of a subscription box gal, but when entertaining items are included, count me in!

We were gifted the winter box and used the pieces for our winter dinner party that we posted about earlier this week. The gold metal straws, Frasier Fir candle, gold tray, mini decanter, pine cone gift tags, and burnt sugar simple syrup were included in the winter box. Along with the home goods, the box includes styling tips, recipes, and more. To say that I am obsessed would be an understatement, I have loved the high quality pieces in the winter box.

Stay tuned for cocktail recipes with the burnt sugar syrup and more posts from our winter dinner party!

Winter Dinner Party

Anyone else sad the holidays are over? To ease back into normal routines, I wanted to host a winter dinner party. Winter can be long without much to look forward to, why not have a few friends over for a fancy dinner party? Jackson Morgan paired with hot chocolate can help lift the winter blues.

Table Details

To bring in texture, I add a velvet runner down the middle of the table. I scored green taper candles that matched perfectly and once lit helped create a lovely ambience. I love to mix china patterns, I layered gold edged china with my beloved monogramed plates from Sasha Nicholas. Our friends at Mostess box sent over their winter box, which included these fun gold straws and Frasier Fir candle.

Color Scheme

After deciding to use pinecones, it only felt right to stick with an evergreen, brown, and touches of gold for a color scheme. The navy rug and chairs tied in nicely with theme. I mixed in wooden serving boards to bring in warm color tones. The touches of gold added a luxe feel to the party. It does not hurt either that our salted caramel cream bottles matched perfectly.

Centerpiece

I use apothecary jars year round and change out with different seasonal fillers. During the holidays, I had Christmas ornaments in these jars. For this dinner party, I opted for pinecones. I found pinecone branches that were meant to be stems for a vase, but placed around the jars to create a semi garland down the table.

Special thanks to Mostess box, Nora Fleming, Juliska, Society Social, and The Orderves Company for partnering with us on this dinner party. All images Christy Wilson Photography. You can shop this post below.

Friday Favorites

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ONE// Mostess Box. We are obsessed with Mostess box after receiving the winter box, it is a subscription service that includes seasonal home items perfect for hosting.

TWO// Sugar and Charm’s Waffle Bar. This is a great bar idea for brunch parties, add Jackson Morgan for spiked coffee.

THREE// Apartment Therapy’s 10 Beautifully Styled Bar Carts. So much inspiration for our next party from this article.

FOUR// Southern Living’s Tailgating Menus & Recipes. We are already making plans for a Super Bowl party.

FIVE// Martha Stewart’s Peppermint Hot Chocolate. Planning on spiking this hot chocolate recipe for a weekend cocktail.

Happy New Year

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Happy New Year from the Jackson Morgan Southern Cream team!

Cheers!

New Year's Eve Bar Cart

Happy New Year’s Eve!

We shared our New Year’s Eve party last week, today we are sharing details about our bar cart from the party. A bar cart makes it easy to have a cocktail station and leave more room on the table for food. I used my bar cart for dessert too. I served this fabulous cake by Copper Whisk Cakes, chocolate truffles, and gold leafed macaroons.

I incorporated the black and white theme from the party to the bar cart with the striped runner and streamers. Typesetter designed this adorable champagne print. Instead of paper napkins, I love to use linen cocktail napkins to help elevate a party such as my monogram ones from Lettermade. Behind the bar cart I used streamers and the balloon garland to create a photo booth backdrop when I rolled the bar cart out of the way.

Our salted caramel cream was the perfect drink to serve especially when garnished with chocolate truffles.

Photos Christy Wilson Photography, you can shop the post below.

Friday Favorites

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ONE// Did you catch our New Year’s party on The Sip yesterday? We are obsessed.

TWO// Nora Fleming Cheers Sign. This sign be adorable for any NYE parties or year round celebrating.

THREE// Sugar and Cloth’s DIY Jumbo Confetti Poppers. How fun would these confetti poppers be for New Years?

FOUR// Pizzazzerie’s Salted Caramel Coffee Cocktail. We still love this cocktail made with our salted caramel cream.

FIVE// Camilyn Beth’s Holiday Shop. So many great dresses for New Year’s Eve.

New Year's Eve Party

New Year’s Eve is next week, how are you planning on celebrating? I always love to plan a dinner party with our closet friends and family. I ask everyone to dress in their best cocktail attire like this Camilyn Beth dress and enjoy one last meal together before ringing in the New Year.

Decor

With the black, white, and gold balloon garland from Vroom Vroom Ballon being over the top, we did not need much decor other than a stripe runner down the table. Monogrammed black napkins adored each plate along with a gold party cracker. I brought out my white, gold, and black china and used matching serving dishes along with my Nora Fleming favorites to keep the table simple. How cute is the champagne bottle mini?

Menu

New Years as the last hurrah for the holiday season. To celebrate, we always have indulgent foods such as filet mignon, truffle Mac and cheese, cheese boards, baked brie, and rich cocktails. Copper Whisk Cakes made this fabulous tiered cake that matched the balloon garland. Our salted caramel cream is my favorite Jackson Morgan flavor to serving during NYE. I poured into fancy coupe glasses and added a chocolate truffle garnish, so simple but looks decadent.

Activities

The party crackers are my favorite party trick, each one has a conversation starter in it. During dinner you take turns opening each one. After dinner, I moved the ballon garland to where the bar cart is to create a Photo Booth area for guests to take pictures. I normally bring out board games and turn on the ball drop in New York while everyone enjoys cocktails.

Stay tuned for more details from our New Year’s Eve party. You can shop this post below.

All Images Christy Wilson Photography.

Jackson Morgan Blanket Giveaway

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Every Wednesday in November and December leading up to Christmas we are hosting a giveaway to celebrate the holiday season.

Today, our team is giving away one of our checked throw blankets in your choice of red or tan from our company store.

Stop by our Instagram or Facebook at 4pm to see details on how to enter. Winner will be announced on Friday (12/28/18).

Merry Christmas

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Merry Christmas from our family to yours. Enjoy a spiked hot chocolate and time with family.

Cheers!

Friday Favorites

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ONE// Jackson Morgan Fleece Pullovers. We are obsessed with our new fleece pullovers in the company store. Available in pink or tan.

TWO// Inspired by Charm’s Christmas Cocktails. All of these cocktails look delicious, especially the salted caramel White Russian.

THREE// Sugar and Charm’s Cookies and Cocktails Party. This party would be fun with Jackson Morgan.

FOUR// Natalie Chang’s Christmas Shop. We love the disposable Christmas cups for spiked hot chocolate or coffee.

FIVE// Draper Jame’s Cocktail Napkin Set. For last minute hostess gifts, these napkins paired with a bottle of Jackson Morgan would be very festive.

Egg Nog Cocktail

We spiced up everyone’s favorite holiday cocktail, egg nog by adding our brown sugar and cinnamon cream to it. This cocktail was suggested by a customer and we could not love it more. It is easy to make too!

Egg Nog Cocktail

Ingredients:

6 oz Egg Nog

1 1/2 oz Jackson Morgan Southern Cream in Brown Sugar and Cinnamon

Directions:

To make this festive cocktail, add Jackson Morgan in Brown Sugar and Cinnamon and egg nog into a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake until well combined and strain over fresh ice.

Cheers!

All Photos Christy Wilson Photography

Travel Tumbler Giveaway

Every Wednesday in November and December leading up to Christmas we are hosting a giveaway to celebrate the holiday season.

Today, our team is giving away one of our logo travel tumblers in your choice of red or white from our company store.

Stop by our Instagram or Facebook at 4pm to see details on how to enter. Winner will be announced on Friday (12/21/18).

Boozy Salted Caramel French Toast

One of our most popular requests is boozy baking with our salted caramel cream. This salted caramel French toast is perfect for Christmas morning. This French toast tastes wonderful paired with coffee spiked with our salted caramel southern cream.

Salted Caramel French Toast

Ingredients:

Loaf of Brioche Bread 

3 Eggs 

1 Tablespoon Sugar 

3/4 Cup Heavy Cream

1/4 Jackson Morgan Salted Caramel 

1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract 

Pinch of Salt 

4 Tablespoons Unsalted Butter 

Caramel Sauce (for garnish) 

Maple Syrup (for garnish) 

Powdered Sugar (for garnish)


Directions:

1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. In a shallow dish. whisk eggs, sugar, heavy cream, Jackson Morgan salted caramel, vanilla extract, and salt, set aside. Cut brioche bread into half inch slices. 

2. In a skillet, heat 2 tablespoons of butter on medium high heat until bubbly. Dip bread in the egg mixture, then add to the skillet until golden on each side. Continue until all pieces of bread have been cooked, you may need to add the remaining butter to keep the bread from sticking to the pan. 

3. Add bread to a oven safe pan. Bake for 5 minutes. 

4. To serve, drizzle with caramel sauce, maple syrup, and top with a sprinkle of powdered sugar.

Cheers! 

Friday Favorites

Image via Patricia’s Palace

Image via Patricia’s Palace

ONE// Patricia’s Palace Christmas Party. The cutest Christmas party that included our mini bottles as party favors paired with a monogramed coffee mug.

TWO// Country Living’s Christmas Cocktails. So many festive cocktails for Christmas parties.

THREE// Jackson Morgan Plaid Throw Blanket. One of our newest arrivals to our company store, this throw blanket is great for Christmas gifts.

FOUR// Gimme Some Oven’s White Peppermint Hot Chocolate. This hot chocolate spiked with our peppermint mocha cream would be tasty.

FIVE// Pizzazzerie’s DIY Gingerbread House Tutorial. These are the prettiest gingerbread house and easy to make.

New Company Store Items

We added several fun items to our company store. Our company store sells merchandise such as t-shirts, coffee mugs, etc that have Jackson Morgan’s logo on it. The new arrivals would make great Christmas or Valentine’s Day gifts.

My personal favorites are the fleece pullover and ornaments. I plan on attaching the ornaments to gifts this Christmas as a gift topper. Check out our company store for these new arrivals and old favorites.

ONE// Ornaments in White, Green, and Red

TWO// Bar Tool Set

THREE// Travel Coffee Mug in Red or White

FOUR// Gray Check Sherpa Blanket

FIVE// Coffee Mugs in Red and White

SIX // Checked Fringe Blankets in Tan or Red

SEVEN// Fleece Pullover in Pink and Tan

EIGHT// Wooden Cheese Boards