Slow Cooker Drinks Ready for Holiday Parties
Bourbon Citrus Sipper
Apple cider makes a smooth transition into adulthood with a rich splash of bourbon. You can also leave the bourbon out of this slow cooker drink recipe to make it enjoyable for all ages. Paired with citrus and spicy cinnamon, this sipper will warm you all the way to your toes.
Lemonade Cider with Ginger Swizzle Sticks
Lemon and apple make a happy couple in this tangy take on cider. Make it kid-friendly or adults-only (thanks, brandy!)—either way, every sip is bound to please. Adding a swizzle stick (a few pieces of crystallized ginger on a skewer) for a garnish makes this slow cooker drink look like you ordered it from a fancy cocktail menu.
Splatter Paint Cocoa
This wonderfully rich drink combines real pumpkin with sweet maple syrup. A cup of rye whiskey and a half-cup of schnapps make this recipe adults-only. Regular whipped cream just isn't special enough for this slow cooker alcoholic drink recipe, so we used cinnamon whipped cream to make it memorable.
Silky Raspberry Hot Chocolate
Hot cocoa gets a little fruity thanks to some sweet spiking from raspberry liqueur. If you want to dress up the drink and give guests a preview of the flavor infusion they're about to enjoy, add a fresh raspberry garnish to each glass of this slow cooker cocoa.
Slow Cooker Pumpkin Spice Latte
You can skip the trip to the coffee shop today. Hands-down, this is one of our best slow cooker drink recipes. The warm and cozy latte tastes just like its famous coffee shop counterpart. That means you can enjoy this comforting pumpkin-spiced drink at home no matter what season it is.
Mulled Cranberry Punch
This ruby-red drink is brimming with the warm flavors of cinnamon, cloves, and allspice. We used a homemade spice bag for this slow cooker drink recipe (you'll need to get some cheesecloth if you don't have any on hand), which lets the flavors of the spice mix infuse this punch recipe without worrying about any pieces getting left behind.
Slow Cooker Spiced Green Tea
Cozy on up with a steamy cup of tea. Our slow-cooked green tea features cinnamon, ginger, and a sunny splash of peach-mango juice. Those add-ins take a cup of plain green tea up a few notches in the flavor department and make it more special for serving guests.
Scarlet Wine Punch
Dry white wine spritzed with tart cranberry juice gets sweetness from brown sugar. A stick of cinnamon warms up the flavor, and a decadent cranberry garnish ties it all together. Once it's finished, the color of this slow cooker drink recipe reminds us of a glass of rosé, but with flavors of a toast-worthy mulled holiday wine.
White Hot Chocolate
White chocolate is a pretty alternative to classic hot chocolate. Add the ingredients to your slow cooker, then sit back as the sweet aromas of vanilla bean and cardamom fill your home. One of the perks of using white chocolate for this slow cooker drink is that it's easier to make your mug look pretty with grated dark and white chocolate on top.
Simmered Tropical Sipper
You'll be raising your glass to this fruity, slightly fizzy drink that is both warming and refreshing—even without the optional splash of dark rum. Though it's tempting to sip this slow cooker drink in front of the fire, the combo of mango nectar, fresh pineapple, and coconut water makes us dream of sandy beaches, too.
Almond milk and espresso powder combine for this cozy slow cooker drink. Horchata is a sweet rice milk drink that's popular in Mexico; we took a few cues from the classic when concocting this creamy beverage. Using the water from slow-cooked long grain rice adds flavor and texture you didn't know you'd been missing in lattes.
Put a citrusy spin on apple cider with a combination of fresh-squeezed lemon and orange juice. Then steep a bag full of cinnamon, ginger, and cloves to add warm spice undertones. When it's finished brewing, this slow cooker cider recipe fits right in at tailgates and holiday celebrations or even just a lazy afternoon.
Mulled Riesling Punch
Aztec Hot Chocolate
A dash of chile pepper gives this hot chocolate a kick. Trust us: A little bit of spice with all that chocolate is exactly what this creamy beverage needs. Espresso powder and cinnamon add another dimension to this slow cooker drink recipe.
A bright blend of spirits, spices, and chamomile tea is the perfect handful of ingredients you need to make this slow cooker cocktail. Rub the rim of the glass with a lemon to add a little pucker to each sip, then let a lemon peel curl hang off the side of this slow cooker drink so guests are ready for the bright flavor.
Pomegranate Ginger Tea
The dry red wine in this recipe makes it a perfect aperitif—a premeal drink to stimulate the appetite. Pomegranate juice provides antioxidants, while fresh ginger and a cinnamon stick add fall flavors to this herbal mix. If the smell of this slow cooker drink doesn't draw you in, the gorgeous deep red color will.