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Tailgating Party Bar Set Up

Continuing the theme with our tailgating party at the family farm, we are sharing our bar set up today. What is a tailgate without a libation station? For our rad retro-themed tailgate, we broke out our Tennessee orange rolling cooler. Filled with our favorite beverages, this cooler keeps Jackson Morgan Southern Cream in whipped orange cream, salted caramel, and brown sugar at the perfect sipping temperature! This chilled chest offers plenty of space, so feel free to toss in some bottled non-alcoholic drinks like root beer and orange cream soda as well.

Our station is decked out in vintage team decor from a throwback Tennessee pennant, puffy pom poms, foam fingers, old school orange megaphone, and a crate full of footballs. Who doesn’t dig this snazzy referee balloon? This guy might turn into a punching bag before the end of the game, but we saw him at Party Hat Paper Company and invited him to the shindig.

Feel a little friendly competition coming on? Divide into teams and break out the boards and bags! We all know cornhole is better with cocktails, so mix up Jackson Morgan Southern Cream in cute custom cups that echo your theme. We scooped up these “Go Ya’ll” and “Tailgating with Jackson Morgan” reusable plastic containers with lids and straws from our friends at Party Hat Paper Company. They take the stress out of party planning so we can focus on family and fun!

Stay tuned to see the starting line up on our Tasty Tailgating Menu.

Please sip responsibly. You can shop this post below. All images Melissa Haithcock for Jackson Morgan Southern Cream. Special thanks to Flying Ham Rentals, The Flower Walls, Party Hat Paper Company, and Nora Fleming for partnering with us on this party.

Tailgating at the Farm

Our family loves getting together on game day. One of our favorite places to cheer on our team is this little piece of land with a great water view - Our Family Farm! Nestled in our hometown of Fayetteville, Tennessee, we love the look of our team colors reflecting off the smooth water of the pond. The farm is less crowded than a busy stadium, and far enough away that the neighbors cannot hear us contesting every questionable call. We enjoy having friends and family over to celebrate game day with cornhole, cocktails, and easy appetizers.

Venue

This time we took our tailgate game to a new level with a rad retro makeover! The vintage camper we rented from The Flying Ham in Nashville was spot on for this event. With its cozy set up, comfortable seating, and vintage vibe - you cannot go wrong renting one of these for your next event. We embraced the camper’s nostalgic feel and incorporated some old school gear in our decor as well. Sipping on something with a little extra pizzazz makes close games and overtimes a little more bearable, always keep some Jackson Morgan Southern Cream nearby.

Cocktails

Jackson Morgan Southern Cream in whipped orange cream is the perfect flavor for tailgating in Tennessee. Add ice and your favorite brand of Tennessee whiskey for am easy game day cocktail. Plastic tailgating cups with sayings such as “Go Y’all” and “Tailgating with Jackson Morgan” from Party Hat Paper Company made sipping cocktails even more festive. As the weather becomes colder, our family adds Jackson Morgan in salted caramel to the line up for spiked coffee or hot chocolate. Top with marshmallows for the best treat!

Decor

Set up was a snap with our Custom Party in a Box from Party Hat Paper Company. They chose party goods, signage, table cloth, cups, straws - the works, and it all came in our choice of color scheme: orange, green, and teal. The turf table runner was the perfect touch to pull it all together. Incorporating some larger than life pieces like the gold “Touchdown” balloons creates decor with a significant impact! Our family loves capturing memories at these good-time gatherings, so we also featured a boxwood wall with an orange T from The Flower Walls Nashville. Throw in some peppy pom poms, foam fingers, megaphone, and footballs as props, and you have the perfect photo backdrop. Stay tuned for more details from this fun tailgate including cocktail recipes, menu, and more.

Please sip responsibly. You can shop this post below. All images Melissa Haithcock for Jackson Morgan Southern Cream. Special thanks to Flying Ham Rentals, The Flower Walls, Party Hat Paper Company, and Nora Fleming for partnering with us on this party.

Valentine's Day Boozy Heart French Toast

Did you catch all of our Valentine’s Day soirée posts? No brunch is complete without trench toast, especially if made boozy with Jackson Morgan Southern Cream. I followed our Salted Caramel French toast recipe, the step by step video can be found here, but made a few tweaks to make it more festive for Valentine’s Day.

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) 

Strawberries cut into Hearts (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 then use a heart cookie cutter to cut out hearts from each brioche bread slice.

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 strawberries cut into hearts.

Cheers! 

Valentine's Day Soirée

Whether you love Valentine’s Day or hate it, it is always fun to have loved ones over for brunch. For Valentine’s Day this year, I opted for a festive brunch. You can celebrate Galentine’s Day with your girlfriends or scale this back for a brunch party for two on Valentine’s Day weekend. Valentine’s Day is the last holiday for our peppermint mocha cream until the holidays roll back around and a brunch felt like a proper send off for one of our most beloved flavors.

Color Scheme

I wanted a softer feel than traditional red and white colors for this brunch party. I opted for blush and white with pops of red. The boxwood wreaths added a fresh pop of green to the soirée and were a Target find. The invitation from Dixie Designs inspired the tablescape. I love using real invitations, it adds a nice touch to a party. I used the gift tags from the paper suite for Jackson Morgan mini bottles for the party favors.

Table

Since the India Armory tablecloth was a print, I kept the centerpiece simple with mini mason jars filled with stunning ranunculus flowers in blush pink. I tied mini boxwood wreaths to the chairs with blush velvet ribbon to match the larger wreath over the bar cart. The heart appetizer plates from Juliska were one of my favorite details. I used mini cake stands to display individual cakes next to each place setting.

Menu

I kept with a traditional bunch menu. Apple hand pies with pink icing (an adult pop tart), spinach quiche, fried chicken and waffles, fresh fruit, spiked Jackson Morgan salted caramel pancakes (recipe coming soon), heart sugar cookies, mini pink layer cakes, biscotti, assorted croissants, Jackson Morgan spiked Drunken Donuts, cinnamon rolls (topped with red and pink sprinkles), and biscuits with maple pecan butter.

All images Christy Wilson Photography, you can shop this post below. Special thanks to Juliska, Nora Fleming, and Drunken Donuts for partnering with us on this party.

Salted Caramel Hot Chocolate

For our winter dinner party, we served hot chocolate cocktails for guests to warm up. When there is chilly weather in the forecast, this Jackson Morgan salted caramel hot chocolate recipe is the perfect treat.

Salted Caramel Hot Chocolate

Ingredients:

6 oz Hot Chocolate

1 1/2 oz Jackson Morgan Southern Cream in Salted Caramel

Whipped Cream, garnish

Burnt Sugar Syrup, garnish

Directions:

Make a batch of your favorite hot chocolate. Stir in Jackson Morgan Salted Caramel. Top with whipped cream and drizzle burnt sugar syrup over the whipped cream (optional). The burnt sugar syrup was in the winter Mostess box. Enjoy!

Cheers!

All Photos Christy Wilson Photography

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! 

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

All images Christy Wilson Photography, you can shop this post below.

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.

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.

Spiked Ice Cream Sundae

This is the last recipe from our ice cream social. It is hard to beat a classic ice cream sundae, but by adding Jackson Morgan it instantly becomes an adult treat. The caramel ice cream mixed with our salted caramel cream is delicious! 

Spiked Ice Cream Sundae

Ingredients:

2-3 Scoops Vanilla and Caramel Ice Cream

1/4 Cup Jackson Morgan Southern Cream in Salted Caramel

Whipped Cream, banana, sprinkles, cherries, and caramel syrup for garnish

Directions:

In a coupe glass or sundae bowl, add one scoop of vanilla ice cream and one to two scoops of caramel ice cream. Cut a banana in half and add to the bowl. Pour Jackson Morgan over the ice cream. Top with whipped cream, caramel sauce, sprinkles, and a cherry. 

All images Christy Wilson Photography 

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! 

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. 

Spiked Salted Caramel French Toast

Are you planning a brunch this weekend to celebrate Valentine's Day? This spiked salted caramel French toast recipe is the perfect dish to serve. The sweet brioche bread mixes with the caramel flavoring for a yummy morning treat. 

Spiked Salted Caramel French Toast

Ingredients:

Loaf of Brioche Bread

1/4 Cup Jackson Morgan Southern Cream in salted caramel 

3/4 Cup Milk or Heavy Cream

3 Eggs 

1 Tablespoon Sugar 

1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract 

Pinch of Salt

4 Tablespoons Unsalted Butter 

Caramel Sauce (Optional) 

Maple Syrup (Optional) 

Directions:

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. In a shallow dish, whisk together Jackson Morgan, milk, eggs, sugar, vanilla extract, and salt then set aside. Cut the brioche bread into half inch slices. 

In a large skillet, heat 2 tablespoons of butter on medium high heat until bubbly. Dip bread in the egg mixture on both sides, shake off excess. Then add dipped bread to the skilled and cook until golden on both sides. Continue until all pieces of the bread have been cooked. You may need to add remaining butter to keep the bread from sticking to the pan. 

Add bread to an oven safe pan and bake for 5 minutes. To serve, drizzle with caramel sauce and maple syrup (optional) or enjoy plain. 

Cheers! 

 

 

Frozen Salted Caramel Hot Chocolate

Earlier this month, we shared our Olympic Watch Party. Frozen hot chocolate is a fun cocktail to enjoy while watching the games. We love the idea of a hot chocolate bar with different toppings such as whipped cream, chocolate squares, caramel sauce, chocolate syrup, cherries, etc for your guests to enjoy. 

Frozen Salted Caramel Hot Chocolate

Ingredients:

1/2 Cup Jackson Morgan Southern Cream in salted caramel 

1/2 Cup Milk 

2 Packets of Hot Chocolate Mix 

2-3 Cups of Crushed Ice Cubes 

Whipped Cream

Chocolate Syrup 

Directions:

In a blender, add the Jackson Morgan, milk, hot chocolate mix, and two cups of ice. Blend well. If needed, add the rest of the ice until you have the right consistency. 

Pour chocolate syrup around the inside of a chilled mug. Then pour the frozen hot chocolate into the mug. Top with whipped cream, enjoy. 

Cheers! 

Gold Hot Chocolate

Earlier this week, we shared our Olympic Watch Party. What is a party without cocktails? This "gold" hot chocolate uses our award winning cream and gold marshmallows to continue the Olympic theme while watching the games. 

Gold Hot Chocolate

Ingredients:

2 oz Jackson Morgan Southern Cream in salted caramel 

Hot Chocolate 

Mini Marshmallows 

Gold Food Spray 

Directions:

Fill a mug with your favorite hot chocolate. Pour Jackson Morgan in salted caramel into the hot chocolate and stir. Put mini marshmallows on a paper plate and spray with gold food spray until evenly gold, you will need to allow each side of the marshmallows to dry.  I used this color spray for my marshmallows. Then you add the marshmallows to your hot chocolate or use a cocktail pick like I did. 

Cheers! 

Super Bowl Ideas

The Super Bowl is this weekend, we are planning on hosting a fun party with friends. Is there anything better than watching football (and commercials) with your buddies while enjoying yummy food? Here are few ideas for your Super Bowl party. 

ONE// Use turf and spray paint to create a runner for your table. We used number stencils to create the one shown here. I linked a turf printed table cloth below too. 

TWO// Make mini pulled pork sandwiches and add a touch of our brown sugar and cinnamon cream to the sauce. Create a bar area with different toppings and sauces for guests to customize their sandwiches. 

THREE// Have a bar cart on hand for drinks for your guests. We used construction paper and a white paint pen to create drink labels that looked like football laces. 

FOUR// Make mini spiked milkshakes with our salted caramel cream. All you need is vanilla ice cream, Jackson Morgan in salted caramel, and whipped cream. 

FIVE// Use white icing to pipe football laces on brownie bites. Such an easy way to incorporate the football theme into the party. 

Salted Caramel Brownie Sundae

Sundaes are not just for children, this "adult" version would be fun to serve at a party or create a sundae bar with different toppings. Our salted caramel cream adds a fun flavor to this dessert. 

Salted Caramel Brownie Sundae

Ingredients:

2 oz Jackson Morgan Southern Cream in salted caramel

Two or Three Scoops of Salted Caramel Ice Cream 

Brownie Bites 

Chocolate Syrup 

Whipped Cream 

Chocolate Cookies 

Directions:

In a bowl, place brownie bites, either homemade or store bought. Then top with a few scoops of salted caramel ice cream. Pour our salted caramel cream on the ice cream. Top with your favorite sundae toppings. We used chocolate syrup, whipped cream, and chocolate cookies. You could use cherries, nuts, caramel sauce, hot fudge, sprinkles, etc. 

Cheers! 

Salted Caramel NYE Cocktail

The New Year is almost here, have you thought about what cocktail to sip on? This salted caramel cocktail has coffee liqueur in it to help keep you up to see the ball drop. 

New Year's Eve Cocktail

Ingredients:

2 oz Jackson Morgan Southern Cream in salted caramel

1/2 oz Vodka 

1/2 oz Coffee Liqueur 

Chocolate Frosting (for riming glass)

Gold Star Sprinkles (for riming glass) 

Directions:

To rim the glass, use a butter knife to frost the edge of the glass with chocolate frosting. Carefully wipe away any mistakes with a wet paper towel. Then dip in gold star sprinkles and gently press the sprinkles into the frosting. I found my sprinkles on Amazon here, but Texan Sprinkles also has several festive options. 

Next, combine Jackson Morgan, vodka, and coffee liqueur in a cocktail shaker with ice. Strain over fresh ice in the rimmed glass. 

Cheers! 

 

New Year's Bar Cart

There is something special about celebrating the New Year, all the glitter and excitement around a fresh start. My favorite way to celebrate is staying in with friends with my bar cart handy for drinks and sweets. 

Now for the details on the bar cart. Black, white, and a touch of gold screams New Year’s Eve. This bar cart is a World Market find from a few months ago. I found this adorable star banner on Amazon. I have had my eyes on these fun champagne glasses from Anthropologie for a few months now and finally purchased them for New Year’s. The gold scalloped plates are from Waiting on Martha and the gold forks are from Target. To pull everything together, I used several different sized cake stands to create a tiered tray to hold desserts. 

As for sweets, I had truffles, gold wrapped candies, cookies, macarons, and cupcakes. To be honest, I cheated with the cupcakes by buying them from my local grocery store and topping with fancy sprinkles from Texan Sprinkles. Most people traditionally drink champagne on NYE, but at our house, Jackson Morgan salted caramel cream is the drink of choice. 

ow let’s chat party favors. I saw these gold favor boxes from Swoozies and knew they would make the perfect favor boxes. I put gold foiled macarons in these pretty boxes as favors for each guest. No NYE party is complete without party hats and blowers which double as a take home gift too. 

Abigail T made this beautiful calligraphy banner. I moved the bar cart to create an instant photo booth to capture fun memories. These balloons were a Target dollar bin find. I used Jackson Morgan bottles instead of the tradition balloon weights to create some flair for the photo booth. My outfit from Draper James could not have matched the party any better.

These adorable striped pieces from Coton Colors are a staple at my house, I change out the attachments for each season. The champagne bottle attachment normally stays on all year because why not celebrate everyday? I filled the cookie jar with black and white cookies for an extra treat. You can shop this post below. 

How do you spend New Year's Eve?