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Slow cooker cocktails that practically make themselves

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4 Easy big-batch cocktails

Some days, you just need a drink. For me, that's usually any day that ends in Y, but especially Mondays. Mondays are... just pure evil. This is why I spent my Monday concocting these four cocktail recipes all made in your slow cooker. No work and more booze? What's not to love!

I love making cocktails, but some days I just don't wanna. I want to sit in my PJs, watch horrible movies on Lifetime and have my cocktails make themselves. This is why these four cozy, warm and delicious slow cooker cocktails are perfect for these chilly months. Now, if only I could find a way to have them delivered right to my face.


Boozy s'mores hot chocolate

4 Easy big-batch cocktails

Serves about 4


  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 6 ounces sweetened condensed milk
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 cup 2 percent milk
  • 1/4 cup Baileys
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/4 cup chocolate chips
  • 1/4 cup mini marshmallows
  • Graham cracker crumbs
  • 2 mini Hershey's bars


  1. Add the cocoa powder, Baileys, condensed milk, water, milk and vanilla into the slow cooker. Add the chocolate chips and whisk to combine. Cover and cook on high for about 2 hours, whisking every 30 minutes.
  2. Pour the hot cocoa into mugs. Add 2 tablespoons of marshmallows to the top of each hot cocoa mug. Using a blow torch, toast the marshmallows. Sprinkle the tops with graham crackers and garnish with chocolate bars.

Simple hot toddy

4 Easy big-batch cocktails

Serves about 6


  • 1/2 lemon, juiced and zested
  • 1/4 cup white sugar
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 cup Scotch whiskey
  • 1/4 cup spiced rum
  • Ground cinnamon for garnish


  1. In a slow cooker, mix the lemon juice, zest, sugar and water together. Cook on high for about 30 minutes and whisk to combine.
  2. Turn off and whisk in the whiskey and rum. Garnish each cup with cinnamon.

Strawberry orange mulled wine

4 Easy big-batch cocktails

Slightly adapted from Gimme Some Oven

Yields about 3-1/2 cups


  • 1 (750ml) bottle German gluhwein (or dry red wine)
  • 1 orange, sliced
  • 1/4 cup spiced rum
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1 cup sliced strawberries
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • Fresh cloves, for garnish


  1. Mix the wine, spiced rum, honey, strawberries, orange, cinnamon stick and cloves. Whisk the mixture together. Cover and cook on low for about an hour, or until warmed.

Slow cooker boozy vanilla latte

4 Easy big-batch cocktails

Yields about 3 cups


  • 1-3/4 cups milk (I used 2 percent)
  • 1/4 cup Kahlua
  • 1 cup brewed coffee
  • 1/4 cup vanilla syrup
  • Whipped cream
  • Caramel sauce, for garnish


  1. Add milk, coffee, Kahlua, and vanilla syrup to a slow cooker. Whisk to combine until mixed.
  2. Cook on high for 2 hours or until heated through. Pour into mugs and garnish with whipped cream. Drizzle caramel sauce over the whipped cream and enjoy!

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