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Boozy Summer Recipe Inspiration

Image via Christy Wilson Photography for Jackson Morgan Southern Cream

Image via Christy Wilson Photography for Jackson Morgan Southern Cream

The temperature is heating up and we cannot wait for summer to be here. There are several summer recipes we are waiting to make including boozy ice cream, popsicles, and snow cones. Here is a round up of a few recipes on our list to try.

ONE// Banana Pudding Dessert Cups made with Jackson Morgan Southern Cream

TWO// Peppermint Milkshake made with Jackson Morgan Southern Cream

THREE// Orange Creamsicle Bites

FOUR// Salted Caramel Ice Cream Sandwiches made with Jackson Morgan Southern Cream

FIVE// Boozy Ice Cream

SIX// Peach Ice Cream made with Jackson Morgan Southern Cream

SEVEN// Adult Snow Cones

EIGHT// Whiskey Orange Cream Push Pops Made with Jackson Morgan Southern Cream

Cheers!

Outdoor Entertaining Essentials

When entertaining outside, keep it simple. If possible, try to use melamine plates and glassware. These plates are more elevated than paper plates and will keep you at ease in case guests drop their plates when enjoying dinner. Use items you already have such as a potted herb plant and gardening boots for decor. Outdoor rugs are a great way to cozy up the space and make the dinner party feel chicer.

Have a beverage dispenser filled with water ready to go since guests will be outside. I like to add a few lemon slices for a citrus flavor. This handy bar cart doubles as an ice bucket, which keeps drinks cool even in the summer heat. I like to keep a few bar towels close by for easy clean up for spills.

For the menu, add items that you can quickly prep ahead so you can enjoy your time with guests. I love to serve fresh fruit, cheese tray, boozy ice cream cake, pre-mixed cocktails, etc. If you are serving items that require garnishes such as burgers, pre-slice and have ready to go. S’mores is always a favorite summer treat, I put together a tray with the ingredients ahead of time so it is ready to go once everyone is ready for the fire pit.

Cheers!

Please sip responsibly. All images Christy Wilson Photography. You can shop this post below. Special thanks to South of Libbie, Ruthie and Oliver Letterpress, and Nora Fleming for partnering with us on this post.

Beach Towels

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Who else is excited about warmer weather? I am hoping the Tennessee weather has turned the corner and will stay warm.

Everyone’s favorite striped Jackson Morgan Southern Cream beach towels are back in our shop for summer activities. These towels are available in yellow, blue, orange, green, or pink. Grab a beach towel to gift as a hostess gift along with a bottle of Jackson Morgan Southern Cream.

Cheers!

Happy Labor Day

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Happy Labor Day from the crew at Jackson Morgan Southern Cream. Hope you have a wonderful day with friends and family. 

Cheers! 

End of Summer Party Favors

For our last post about our end of summer pool party, I am sharing details on our party favors. 

I put a lot of thought into our party favors and since people sometimes forget towels, I settled on one of our signature Jackson Morgan beach towels. They come in an array of colors and guests can use one if they need it and take one home too. 

I love these towels and have had so many compliments on them at the pool and beach. Be sure to snag one before we retire them from our company store for the year. They will not be back until next summer. 

All photos Christy Wilson photography. 

End of Summer Pool Party Cocktails

We shared details of our end of summer pool party last week, this week I spilling all the details on our cocktails that we served. You may be surprised at how easy these cocktails are to make! 

I am a huge craft cocktail lover, but sometimes they can be overly complicated and guests might feel intimidated. To keep things simple for my end of summer pool party, I served Jackson Morgan whipped orange and banana pudding plain with the option of adding ice. There were no complaints and no one had to play bartender all afternoon, that is a win win in my book. 

If you want to fancy it up, it would be fun to add ice cream and pour Jackson Morgan over it for a cool treat. In the past, we have created milkshake and sundae bars with every kind of topping and ice cream you could imagine. Check out our old posts for inspiration. 

What is your favorite poolside cocktail? 

All Photos Christy Wilson Photography. 

End of Summer Pool Party Bar Cart

Earlier this week, I shared our end of summer pool party. Today, I am sharing details on our bar cart from that soirée. 

It is no secret I love a bar cart, my collection has gotten a little out of control. My all time favorite bar cart is the Society Social Madison Mixer. I love it because of its versatility, it goes with any theme or holiday especially during the summer. The faux bamboo was beyond perfect for a poolside party, I just rolled it outside for guests to use. Bar carts are great for cocktails, but I love to use them to serve snacks, appetizers, and desserts too. 

Under the umbrella shade to keep drinks and desserts cool, my bar cart was the perfect station for treats. On the top, I had a lemon water dispenser, bamboo forks, plates, napkins, paper straws, and of course our banana pudding cream. I lined the top with palm leaf placemats in case of any spills. Pink cupcakes, mixers, and our whipped orange creams lined the bottom. I also used a fresh pineapple and calligraphy cocktail sign for decoration. 

I used gold lanterns and pink flamingo yard ornaments to decorate on the side of the bar cart. When I host parties, I love to add something unexpected and these pink flamingos were a fun addition. I hate using glass for outdoor gatherings, my Nora Fleming melamine platter and Sugar and Cloth pink plastic coupe glasses are a few of my favorites for summer parties. 

 

 

 

End of Summer Pool Party

With the season about to change, we are enjoying one last summer pool party before the fall weather sets in. There is something so easy about a pool party, no need for a special menu just a few snacks and of course cocktails. It is the perfect way to celebrate the end of summer. 

Theme

What is a summer party without bright pops of color and pink flamingos? Since flamingos are all the rage right now, it was easy to find details that went with our theme. Flamingo pool floats, yard ornaments, and candles were the perfect addition to this party. I found a vintage yellow cooler and knew it would look cute and keep drinks cool. The fringe umbrellas and woven drink dispenser added a fun texture to the party. 

Decor

Pool floats make the best decor for poolside parties. We used the flamingo floats in two different colors and a pineapple float to jazz up the pool area. Our Jackson Morgan beach towels doubled as decor and party favors. Colorful pillows added a nice pop of color to the loungers. I rolled my bar cart outside to serve drinks and sweets. My favorite monogrammed Lettermade napkins and bamboo flatware dressed up the cart. Abigail T. Calligraphy made the cutest sign for our cocktails. 

The Menu

For this party, I kept the menu simple with just pink cupcakes and macarons. We served Jackson Morgan in whipped orange and banana pudding for cocktails. Since it is so hot in Tennessee during the summer, lemon water in a drink dispenser is a must. I love the idea of pairing this party with a backyard bbq and serving your favorite grilled items in the evening. 

What is your favorite way to celebrate the end of summer? 

All photos by 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 

Friday Favorites

Image via Two Cups Flour 

Image via Two Cups Flour 

ONE// Two Cups Flour's Peach Pound Cake. Doesn't this recipe look delicious? It is made with our peaches and cream southern cream. 

TWO// Better Homes & Garden's Backyard Movie Night. This is such a simple party that can be made adult friendly by adding a spiked milkshake or ice cream bar. 

THREE// Gonna Want Second's Banana Pudding Cake. We are dreaming of making this cake boozy with our banana pudding cream this weekend. 

FOUR// William-Sonoma Melamine Plates. The prettiest plates for outdoor entertaining. 

FIVE// Coton Color's Wedding Gift Guide. With fall weddings upon us, we love this gift guide. We would of course include a bottle of Jackson Morgan too. 

Cheers! 

Ice Cream Social

With the summer heat in full force, an ice cream social is the perfect way to cool off. Our family loves dining outdoors and using pool during the summer so a poolside party made perfect sense. Who doesn't love an ice cream party to bring out your inner child? We used Jackson Morgan to spiked all of the ice cream treats for the adults. 

Theme

For the color palette, I was inspired by sprinkles. I used bright tones and incorporated our Jackson Morgan stripe beach towels for guests to dry off after a dip in the pool. I had a bar height table with a vintage milkshake mixer and toppings for a build your own milkshake bar. At the table, I had coupe glasses with more ice cream toppings and Jackson Morgan as a centerpiece for guests to make ice cream sundaes. 

Decor

Since we were outside and ice cream can be messy, I kept the decor very simple. To keep with the theme, I used several items from Hester and Cook's summer line including the sprinkle place mats, sprinkle place cards, ice cream papers, ice cream gift tag, and green stripe runner. For the table, I had scalloped napkins, stripe coupe glasses, disposable plates, silverware all from Sugar and Cloth's new party line available on Amazon. I love these pieces, because they are pretty and disposable for a quick clean up. Nora Fleming's new melamine collection was perfect for displaying milkshake and sundae toppings. 

The Menu

For the menu, I had milkshakes and sundaes. We served salted caramel, banana split, and peppermint milkshakes. I added our favorite toppings such as sprinkles, brownies, cookies, chocolate syrup, chocolate chips, cherries, chocolate covered pretzels, caramel sauce, homemade whipped cream, and chocolate covered bananas. You can easily customize this with your preferred toppings. 

Stay tuned for more details from our ice cream social. 

All images Christy Wilson Photography

Friday Favorites

Image via Certified Celebrator 

Image via Certified Celebrator 

ONE// Certified Celebrator's Party Tray. One of our favorites created a party tray using our whipped orange cream. 

TWO// Ban.do's Drinks Shirt. Such a fun shirt for happy hour!

THREE// Swoozie's Tailgating Shop. Football season is around the corner, time to stock up for your next tailgate. 

FOUR// Whole and Heavenly Oven's No Churn Banana Swirl Ice Cream. We are dreaming of spiking this banana ice cream recipe to keep cool this weekend. 

FIVE// Serena and Lily's South Seas Side Cart. Such a fun bar cart for summer. 

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.