8 Holiday Cocktails You Can Make in Your Slow Cooker

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

2 /8: Cranberry spiked cider

2/8 :Cranberry spiked cider

3 /8: Boozy peppermint hot chocolate

3/8 :Boozy peppermint hot chocolate

4 /8: Mulled cider with bourbon

4/8 :Mulled cider with bourbon

5 /8: Cranberry wassail

5/8 :Cranberry wassail

6 /8: Spiked pumpkin pie hot chocolate

6/8 :Spiked pumpkin pie hot chocolate

7 /8: Hot apple toddy

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

7/8 :Hot apple toddy

8 /8: Mulled wine

8/8 :Mulled wine