peppermint mocha

Spiked Peppermint Mocha Iced Coffee

This easy peppermint cocktail is perfect for a boozy brunch. You can set up a bar with different flavors of Jackson Morgan Southern Cream and encourage guests to create their own cocktail. For garnishes, include mini donuts, chocolate syrup, caramel syrup, simple syrup, and fun paper straws.

Peppermint Mocha Iced Coffee

Ingredients:

6 oz Iced Coffee

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

Peppermint Mocha Donut from Drunken Donut, garnish

Directions:

In a glass with ice, pour in your favorite iced coffee. Then add Jackson Morgan Southern Cream in peppermint mocha. Top with a festive paper straw and donut on the straw. Enjoy!

Cheers!

All Photos Christy Wilson Photography

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

Christmas Brunch Bar Cart

Did you catch our Christmas brunch from earlier this week? To keep the spirits going, we are sharing our bar cart from the brunch Christmas party.

I had the food on the table as a buffet style and needed an area for guests to make their drinks for the party. On the bar cart, I had a hot chocolate station complete with festive toppings. I used a red hot water kettle to keep the hot chocolate warm and easy for serving. A three tiered tray kept all the garnishes organized. I used our red coffee mugs and mini Santa coffee mugs for displaying the extra toppings.

Jackson Morgan peppermint mocha was on the bottom of the bar cart for a spiked hot chocolate option. I like to give my guests the opportunity to make their own cocktails and customize with unique garnishes. Another great reason for using a bar cart is you can roll it next to the tree for drink refills when opening presents.

Christmas Hot Chocolate Toppings

  • Mini Marshmallows

  • Mini Gingerbread Houses

  • Peppermint Bark

  • Peppermint Spoons

  • Peppermint Cookies

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Peppermint Mocha Cocktail

We are excited the holiday season is here and it is officially peppermint mocha season. This peppermint mocha cocktail is easy to make and tastes like Christmas in a cup! The perfect addition to Christmas parties and with the coffee liqueur, it is tasty for Christmas morning too.

Peppermint Mocha Cocktail

Ingredients:

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

1/2 oz Coffee Liqueur 

1/2 oz Vodka 

Splash of Heavy Cream 

Candy Canes (Optional) 

Chocolate Frosting (Optional) 

Directions:

To make this festive cocktail, rim a glass with chocolate frosting and press crushed candy canes into the frosting. In a cocktail shaker, add Jackson Morgan peppermint mocha, coffee liqueur, vodka, and a splash of heavy cream with ice. Shake until well combined. Stain over fresh ice into the rimmed glass. Garnish with a candy cane.

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! 

Christmas Table

Christmas will be here in a few days. I always try to find stillness amid this crazy time of year and around the dinner table is the best time to be still and enjoy family. I always look forward to Christmas dinner when everyone is together. 

For our table this year, I wanted something traditional. This plaid table throw and napkins from Pottery Barn made the table. Sur la Table made these fun napkin rings that went with the plaid well. I used my trusty gold chargers and flatware that I adore. 

Sasha Nicholas designs these gorgeous monogramed plates and champagne bucket, which I used as a vase for my poinsettia. No dinner party would be complete without my Nora Fleming pieces. The holiday minis are so fun and matched my red Le Creuset pieces perfectly. 

Abigail T penned our ornaments with everyone's names for a party favor and she created the red place cards. The ornaments hung on mini lighted trees. Hester and Cook made these adorable Santa placemats that are paper so you can throw them away after the party for easy clean up. To keep things simple, I only added red taper and mercury candles for the table. 

In my family, we prefer prime rib to turkey for Thanksgiving. So I served our traditional menu, prime rib, butternut squash, creamed spinach and kale, green beans, Brussel sprouts, and fingerling potatoes. Jackson Morgan peppermint mocha is the perfect cocktail to serve for Christmas dinner especially with a red striped paper straw. 

You can shop this post below. Stayed tuned tomorrow for details on my dessert bar. 

Gift Ideas for the Foodie

Christmas is next week and I am rushing to get everything ready in time. Anyone else with me? One of my favorites to buy for is the foodie, because there are so many gifts to choose from. 

For a splurge, I am obsessed with my Le Creuset dutch oven. It is large enough to fit a turkey and I love the pop of red in my kitchen. Peppermint bark from William-Sonoma is a classic and looks pretty with a bow tied around it. William-Sonoma's gingerbread mug toppers are unique and fun for a party. 

You cannot go wrong with monogramed napkins and I love these festive plaid ones. I fill travel mugs with mini Jackson Morgan bottles or coffee beans to gift. This "Jingle Juice" mug from Ashley Brooke Designs is perfect for Christmas. 

Candy cane shot glasses and spoons are a great match for your drinking buddy. I also love An ice cream scoop for making boozy floats paired with a bottle of Jackson Morgan. Wine with a festive stopper (I found mine in the Target dollar bin) is an inexpensive gift. We are loving Trisha Yearwood's Christmas in a Cup drink mix this season. 

A bottle of Jackson Morgan peppermint mocha is always an easy gift. Add a few of our recipe cards or holiday swizzle sticks for a cocktail themed gift. 

Check out our gift guide for the hostess here. 

Hot Chocolate Bar

I love stations at parties, this hot chocolate bar is an easy way to allow guests to refresh their drinks and get creative with toppings. To me, it is not Christmas until I have Jackson Morgan spiked hot chocolate. 

My Society Social bar cart has been a staple of mine for parties for several years now. I love adding a tiered tray to add more space. Fresh greenery made it more festive and I used Ashley Brooke Design's holiday coffee mugs to hold all the toppings. Typesetter's Design Christmas tree print added a touch of whimsey. 

I used presents from under the tree as decor and put bottles of Jackson Morgan in an old crate I found at an antique store in my hometown. Abigail Calligraphy created the cutest sign for the bar.

For the hot chocolate, I used my SMEG tea kettle to keep the hot chocolate warm. For toppings and garnishes, I had candy cane spoons, Texan Sprinkles' Christmas sprinkles, marshmallows, chocolate candy cane sticks, chocolate hazelnut wafers, peppermint snow, whipped cream, peppermint bark, and Jackson Morgan's peppermint mocha cream.

I included a few sweets to nibble on too. I found these adorable present petit fours that were the perfect snack with hot chocolate. 

You can shop my hot chocolate bar with the links below. 

Gift Ideas for the Hostess

With the holiday season in full swing, I have been finishing up my Christmas shopping list. Here are a few items that would be perfect for the hostess gal in your life.

You cannot go wrong with anything from Nora Fleming, but I love this little trio dish. I have used it for taco toppings, hot chocolate bar, and even to hold jewelry. A fun spreader with festive cocktail napkins is always an easy gift. If you have more time to order gifts, this pretty monogram blanket scarf has become one of my favorites and I have even used it as a bar cart runner in the past.

This bluetooth karaoke machine was a huge hit at our Christmas party and would be a blast for Christmas morning too. I normally keep a few of Ashley Brooke Design's items on hand for any last minute gift exchanges. I love how versatile Coton Color's big striped bowl is and I plan on gifting it to my mom this year filled with a few smaller presents like Courtney Whitmore's book and Lisi Lerch tassel earrings. 

My all time favorite gift for any occasion are Birdies Slippers. I wear mine all the time and love that you can still look stylish in slippers. Lastly, a bottle of Jackson Morgan peppermint mocha with a bow tied around it is a gift that will be enjoyed at any party. 

What are you gifting this year? 

Decking the Halls with Jackson Morgan

It truly is the most wonderful time of the year! We had the best time decorating for Christmas a few weeks ago. 

This year we decided to go with a traditional color scheme and tree. I linked several of the items we used for our decor below. I also like to incorporate fresh greenery in the tree to make my artificial tree look "real" and as an added bonus it smells amazing. 

I love adding Jackson Morgan peppermint mocha cream to hot chocolate or coffee, to me it taste like Christmas in a cup. It has become a tradition to listen to Christmas music and drink spiked hot chocolate while decorating. What are your family's holiday traditions? 

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Peppermint Mocha Hot Chocolate

Jackson Morgan's Peppermint Mocha is tasty in coffee, but especially delicious in hot chocolate. This would be a fun cocktail to make for Valentine's Day too! 

Ingredients:

Hot Chocolate 

1 1/2 Ounces Jackson Morgan Southern Cream, peppermint mocha 

Whipped Cream (Garnish)

Peppermint Stick (Garnish)

Directions:

Pour your favorite hot chocolate into a warmed mug. Then add Jackson Morgan Southern Cream in peppermint mocha and stir.

Garnish with whipped cream and a peppermint stick.

Cheers! 

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Gaylord Hotels Jolly Mint Cocktail

 This holiday season stop by Gaylord Hotels to try a sip of the Jolly Mint cocktail made with Jackson Morgan Southern Cream peppermint mocha at On The Blocks – the exclusive bar inside the ICE! attraction. Check out Gaylord Hotels video with details on how to make this festive cocktail.

Cheers! 

Holiday Hot Chocolate

The perfect hot cocktail for trimming your tree. This spiked hot chocolate is a crowd pleaser. 

Ingredients:

Hot Chocolate 

1 1/2 Ounces Jackson Morgan Southern Cream, peppermint mocha

Whipped Cream for Garnish (Optional) 

Directions:

To make this festive cocktail, add Jackson Morgan peppermint mocha to hot chocolate in a mug. Then garnish with whipped cream (optional). 

Cheers! 

Peppermint Mocha Milkshakes

Ingredients:

  • 4 oz Jackson Morgan Southern Cream, Peppermint Mocha
  • 2 oz espresso liqueur (such as Kahlua or Grind)

  • 3/4 cup good quality chocolate ice cream

  • 3/4 cup good quality coffee ice cream

Directions:

1. Combine all ingredients in a blender. 

2. Pour and serve cocktail in milk bottles (as pictured) or in fountain glasses with whipped cream and cherries.

Cheers! 

Cocktail and images via Good Drink Home


Peppermint Mocha Iced Coffee

Ingredients

  • 5 Ounces Jackson Morgan Southern Cream, peppermint mocha

  • A Handful of Coffee Ice Cubes

Directions:

Coffee Ice Cubes

1. Make a batch of hot coffee and allow to cool to room temperature or use iced coffee concentrate according to directions on the package. 

2. Freeze the coffee in ice cube trays overnight or until frozen. 

Iced Coffee Cocktail

1. Place the frozen coffee ice cubes in a chilled glass. 

2. Pour Jackson Morgan peppermint mocha over the ice cubes. The coffee ice cubes will melt over time. 

Cheers! 


White Peppermint Russian

Ingredients:

·     2 Parts Jackson Morgan Southern Cream, peppermint mocha

·     1 Part Vodka

·     Crushed Peppermints for Garnish (optional)

Directions:

1. Shake all ingredients in a cocktail shaker. Pour over Ice.

2. Garnish by rimming glass with crushed peppermints (optional).  

Cheers! 

 

Spiked Peppermint Hot Chocolate

Ingredients:

·      5 Tablespoons William-Sonoma Hot Chocolate Mix 

·      1 Cup Milk 

·      1 1/2 Ounces Jackson Morgan Southern Cream, Peppermint Mocha

Directions:

1.    Heat the milk in a small saucepan until it bubbles. Mix in the hot chocolate mix and allow to melt while stirring occasionally. 

2.    Pour the mixture in a coffee mug and add in the Jackson Morgan Southern Cream. Cheers! 

*Makes 4 cups of hot chocolate