You’re Hot Then You’re Cold: Galentine’s Day Guide

You’re Hot Then You’re Cold.

Cue the Katy Perry song, and hang on for a little gal party in honor of Valentine’s Galentine’s Day.

I stumbled onto this little life hack by accident. A girlfriend gave me a bottle of Jackson Morgan “Salted Caramel Liqueur” as a party favor right before Christmas. It was just sitting in my kitchen around the holidays and one night I was making cocoa and I was like, “you know what would make this cocoa even better?…booze!” So I pretty much just took a little sip straight out of the bottle (delish) and decided to pour a shot into my hot cocoa. OK mom, I poured 2 shots in, stop judging me.

Anyway, it was delicious, and the key: EASY.

So, with Valentine’s Day approaching I thought it would be fun to dream up some festive cocktails that are a little fancier than my normal whiskey-on-the-rocks ways. But not crazy fancy, because: who. has. the. time?! And what’s fun about the southern creme liqueurs that I’m using today is that they are made with Tennessee whiskey, so it’s all still in the family.

You Mocha Me Love You Spiked Cocoa {Yields 2}

  • 1 3/4 cups milk
  • 1/4 cup half & half (or cream for extra creaminess)
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons Dutch-processed unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 ounce (2 T) of Jackson Morgan Peppermint Mocha
  • Marshmallows, sugar for rim, chocolate syrup or whipped cream for garnish

In a saucepan, combine milk, half & half or cream, sugar, and cocoa over medium heat until heated through. Remove from heat and stir in Jackson Morgan Peppermint Mocha. Serve immediately, garnish with mini marshmallows, whipped cream, chocolate syrup, candy hearts or whatever strikes your fancy.

{Now if you’re busy (or lazy…me!!) Just add a shot of the liqueur to whatever your go-to instant cocoa is.} ❤️❤️❤️

And it you wanna coooool it down instead of heat it up…here’s the dreamiest little milkshake recipe.

Boozy Salted Caramel Shakes {Yields 2}

Combine Jackson Morgan Salted Caramel and bourbon in a blender and blend for about 5 seconds. Add vanilla ice cream and blend to desired smoothness. You can add more JM or bourbon to up the booziness, but be sure to up your ice cream amount accordingly so you still have a nice thick milkshake.

Find Jackson Morgan Southern Creams here.

Decorating/Styling sources here:

There is a local shop in Nashville I like to use for party goodies, but no surprise Target is a perennial favorite too.

Leopard Coat here. ?

Huge thanks to @NadaMeansNothin for letting me take over her bomb terrace for this little party. Photos by @lindseygracephoto. Follow the southern chic ways of Jackson Morgan @jacksonmorgancream…it’s like the Draper James of booze. ??

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