Warm up this Valentine’s Day (or any time of year!) with an adult hot chocolate and a cocktail with an apricot twist. DogMaster Distillery in St. James and Crown Valley Distilling in Ste. Genevieve share two great drink recipes.

Photo by Harry Katz

Recipes originally printed in the April 2016 Missouri Life.

Courtesy of DogMaster Distillery, St. James
Ingredients >
2 ounces whiskey
2 ounces of orange spiced tea
1 tablespoon apricot preserves
Squeeze of lemon

Directions >
1. Fill your cocktail shaker with ice and ingredients.
Shake vigorously.
2. Strain in a chilled cocktail glass.
3. Garnish with an orange slice.

Courtesy of Crown Valley Distilling, Ste. Genevieve
Ingredients >
2 ounces melted hot fudge
2 ounces coffee
1/4 teaspoon sugar
1.5 ounces vodka
4 ounces half and half
Whipped cream

Directions >
1. Mix ingredients together.
2. Top with whipped cream.
3. Serve either hot or cold.