8 Holiday Cocktails You Can Make in Your Slow Cooker

by Kaila Stein
Nov 13, 2017 at 12:00 p.m. ET

Slow-cooker cocktails? Yup, they’re a thing, and you should be making them this holiday season. Break out your slow cooker for more than just chili this winter. Slow cooker cocktails are easy, festive and best of all, you don’t need to play bartender all night when entertaining a crowd for the holidays. Just dump all your drink ingredients in the slow cooker and turn it on low, and soon enough you’ll have a warm, boozy beverage your guests will love.

These cocktails would be a great start to any holiday party or served as a digestif after dinner — spiked peppermint hot cocoa anyone? Having friends over for a Friendsgiving or a low-key gift exchange? Your friends will go crazy for a mugful of mulled wine or spiked cider with fall spices. These tasty cocktails are perfect for a big bash or even a cozy evening at home. Get your ladle and mug ready. It’s slow cooker cocktail time!

1 /8: Hot buttered rum

1/8 :Hot buttered rum

This hot buttered rum cocktail is smooth, sweet and salty with a boozy kick from the rum — the perfect treat on a cold day to warm you from the inside out.

2 /8: Cranberry spiked cider

2/8 :Cranberry spiked cider

This delicious cranberry cider is spiked with rum and makes the perfect festive holiday sipper. 

3 /8: Boozy peppermint hot chocolate

3/8 :Boozy peppermint hot chocolate

This boozy peppermint hot chocolate is the perfect antidote to your father-in-law talking politics.

4 /8: Mulled cider with bourbon

4/8 :Mulled cider with bourbon

This slow cooker mulled cider will be the hit of your parties this holiday season. It’s festive and tasty.

5 /8: Cranberry wassail

5/8 :Cranberry wassail

Let your slow cooker do the work for this delicious mulled wine cocktail.

6 /8: Spiked pumpkin pie hot chocolate

6/8 :Spiked pumpkin pie hot chocolate

This spiked pumpkin pie hot chocolate is the ultimate Thanksgiving cocktail. Made in a slow cooker and perfect for feeding a crowd, this hot cocktail is a must-make for the holidays.

7 /8: Hot apple toddy

Holiday Cocktails You Can Make In Your Slow-Cooker: hot apple toddy

7/8 :Hot apple toddy

Warm your belly with this hot toddy made with apple cider, clove-studded oranges and whiskey and topped with whipped cream.

8 /8: Mulled wine

8/8 :Mulled wine

Cuddle up with a mug of this delicious mulled wine this holiday season.