Thanksgiving Cocktail

It is the week of Thanksgiving, time for cocktails! I love this easy cocktail recipe for fall gatherings. A Jackson Morgan bottle can double as a hostess gift too. 

Thanksgiving Cocktail

Ingredients:

2 parts Jackson Morgan Southern Cream in brown sugar and cinnamon 

1 part Vodka 

Directions:

Mix all ingredients together in a cocktail shaker. Pour over fresh ice. Cheers! 

 

Thanksgiving Dessert & To Go Station

For my Thanksgiving table, I did not have enough room for desserts on the table so I made a dessert and to go station on a sideboard nearby. We had pumpkin cheesecake and Brightside Bakery treats. 

Since Thanksgiving is notorious for leftovers, I included the cutest "thankful for leftovers" bags and pie boxes for leftovers. I made the pie leftover boxes into a party favor by tying a mini Jackson Morgan bottle to the top. I scored these pie boxes in the Target dollar bin, but linked a similar option below. 

You can shop this post with the images below. Do you have a dessert table or area for Thanksgiving? 

Thanksgiving Table

Thanksgiving is only a few weeks away, I feel like every year it sneaks up on me. This year I decided to use a non traditional color scheme and I could not be more thrilled by the way it turned out. The combination of blush, gold, and white is beautiful and matched our Jackson Morgan brown sugar bottles perfectly. These stunning blush coupe glasses from Anthropologie inspired the color scheme. 

Tips for Designing your Thanksgiving Table

  • Pick one statement color and then use neutrals for everything else. 
  • Add personal touches such as monogramed linens. I found these on Etsy and they come in several different colors. 
  • Be careful of the height of your floral arrangements and candles to make sure guests can see over it. 
  • When designing your table, think about the serving dishes you plan to use and make sure you have enough room on your table. This pink Le Creuset dutch oven is one of my favorites and made the stuffing a little more exciting on the table.  
  • Make your table interactive, I found these fun party crackers that have conversation starters inside once opened. 
  • Make a dessert and cocktail station separate from your table to allow more room for the main course. 
  • Don't be afraid to borrow items from friends or family, my mom has the most amazing collection of white serving pieces that I always borrow for big events. 

You can shop my entire table with the images below. Do you have your Thanksgiving table planned out yet? 

Apple Season

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It is apple season in Tennessee! Jackson Morgan's brown sugar and cinnamon southern cream is the perfect accompaniment for apple pies, turnovers, or cobbler. We even love our creams in warmed apple cider. 

How do you drink Jackson Morgan in the fall? 

Cheers! 

S'Mores Hot Chocolate

JM Hot Chocolate

Hot chocolate is one of our favorite drinks during the colder months, but we upgraded it with a s'mores topping and Jackson Morgan. This cocktail is perfect for a cozy weekend. 

Ingredients:

Hot Chocolate 

1 1/2 Ounces Jackson Morgan Southern Cream, brown sugar and cinnmaon

Mini Marshmallows, Graham Crackers, and Mini Chocolate Chips (for garnish)

Directions:

To make this cocktail, pour hot chocolate into a warmed coffee mug. Then add Jackson Morgan Southern Cream in brown sugar and cinnamon. Then, break the graham crackers into smaller pieces. 

To make this cocktail extra fancy add graham crackers, mini marshmallows, and chocolate chips to the top. Toast the marshmallows with a kitchen torch (please be careful with this part). 

Cheers! 

Please Sip Responsibility

 

Spiked Sweet Potatoes

Ingredients:

4 or 5 Sweet Potatoes 

3/4 Cup Brown Sugar 

8 Tablespoons Butter (Melted)

Pinch of Cinnamon

1 Cup Pecans or Walnuts

Splash of Jackson Morgan in Brown Sugar Cinnamon

Directions:

1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Cook the sweet potatoes for an hour or until soft. Allow to cool. 

2. Whisk together the brown sugar, melted butter, Jackson Morgan, pecans or walnuts, and cinnamon. 

3. Cut the sweet potatoes in half and place in a shallow baking dish. Top the sweet potatoes with the brown sugar mixture. 

4. Cook the sweet potatoes for 25 minutes or until browned. Serve immediately. 

Cheers! 

Thanksgiving Pie Bar Cart

I love a bar cart loaded with cocktails, but I really love a pie bar cart! For my Friendsgiving party I used my bart cart to serve all of our tasty desserts. I also had my guest's party favors on the cart.

We had pumpkin and pecan pie (spiked with Jackson Morgan as always). For my full Friendsgiving party, check out the original post here. 

Cheers! 

Morgan  

Tips for Hosting Friendsgiving

Sources: Navy Printed Plates | Gold FlatwareBar Cart | Blue Lace Dress | Blue Patterned Dress 

I recently hosted Friendsgiving for a few of my closest friends. Friendsgiving is the perfect time to show your friends how thankful you are for your friendship. Also, I love Friendsgiving because it is not as serious as traditional Thanksgiving with family. We had all of the classic Thanksgiving dishes, spiked with Jackson Morgan of course (recipes coming soon). I even made the turkey by myself! 

Tips for Hosting Friendsgiving

  • Have appetizers ready just in case the food is not ready when your guests arrive. 
  • Festival cocktails are a must, we mixed Jackson Morgan's brown sugar and cinnamon with cinnamon whiskey then served the cocktail in fancy coupe glasses. 
  • Don't be afraid to use a non traditional color palate for your event. I used navy and orange and loved the way it looked. 
  • Bar carts are not just for cocktails, I used mine as a pie bar for this event. 

Cheers! 

Morgan 

Feed Feed's Spooky Spiced Pumpkin Milkshake

The Feed Feed whipped up these amazing Spooky Spiced Pumpkin Milkshakes using our brown sugar and cinnamon. This is the perfect treat while handing out candy or for Halloween parties. 

Ingredients: 

4 generous scoops vanilla ice cream 

6 vanilla creme sandwich cookies

½ cup pumpkin puree 

½ cup Brown Sugar Cinnamon Jackson Morgan Creme Liqueur

¼ cup bourbon 

½ cup whole milk 

1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice 

¼ teaspoon salt 

Sweetened condensed milk 

Orange and black sprinkles 

Whipped Cream

Method: 

In a blender, combine ice cream through salt - blend until smooth (about 1 minute). 

Using two small flat plates - add ¼ cup sweetened condensed milk to one plate and a few tablespoons of sprinkles to the other. Gently roll the rim of 2 glasses in the condensed milk and then the sprinkles. 

Fill each cup with the milkshake cocktail and top with whipped cream. 

Serve immediately

Video and Recipe by Kevin Masse of Feed Feed. To read more, check out the original post. 

 

 

Host the Perfect Fall Picnic

 

Fall has finally arrived! Enjoy the cooler temperatures by gathering a group of friends and hosting a fall picnic.

  • First you need the right supplies. You are going to need a picnic basket. We love this one, it is the perfect size to carry treats and drinks. This gingham picnic blanket will keep everyone cozy. 
  • Cocktails are a must for any gathering! Jackson Morgan's brown sugar and cinnamon is perfect for the season. Mix with cinnamon whiskey for a stronger drink. 
  • Bring games for your guests. We brought our favorite Jackson Morgan playing cards. 
  • Sweet treats are always welcomed. Apple fritters are a fun afternoon snack. 

Cheers! 

 

S'mores Hot Chocolate

Ingredients:

·     Hot Chocolate (prepared according to the directions on the package)

·     Jackson Morgan Southern Cream in Brown Sugar & Cinnamon

·     Mini Marshmallows

·     Graham Crackers

·     Chocolate Chips

Directions:

1. Fill a coffee mug with hot chocolate. Stir in 1 1/2 ounces of Jackson Morgan Southern Cream in Brown Sugar & Cinnamon. 

2. Garnish with mini marshmallows, graham crackers, and chocolate chips. Torch with a kitchen torch to melt marshmallows and chocolate chips (optional). 

P.S. Don't forget about our Valentine's Day giveaway. We are giving away this adorable mug and heart cocktail napkins! 

Cheers! 

Boozy Root Beer Float

Ingredients:

Directions:

  1. Layer the ingredients in this order for best results:
  2. Pour root beer into chilled glass.
  3. Place an inverted spoon over glass to prevent as much mixing of the cream. Pour in Jackson Morgan Whiskey Cream slowly over spoon. This should create a swirl of root beer and whiskey cream.
  4. Carefully place small cinnamon ice cream scoops into mix.
  5. Top with whipped cream, cherry, ground cinnamon.

Photos and Recipe by Southern FATTY