A Crockpot Cocktail

There is something exciting about a holiday party. Maybe it’s the Christmas sweaters or the beautiful garlands and lights. What we love the most is reuniting with the people we love, as well as meeting new people and making new friends. If you’re hosting the party, it’s an amazing feeling to have your nearest and dearest friends together in one space. Before you throw the holiday hangout, there are a few things you’ll need. Festive decor, delicious plates of food, but most importantly you need drinks for your guests to sip on during your soiree. You could have endless bottles of liquor and beer, but we believe in saving money and time. At our holiday party, we served a delicious crockpot cocktail, made specifically for keeping the guests warm and toasty.

A Crockpot Cocktail

The Ingredients

1/2 Gallon Apple Cider
6 Cinnamon Sticks (Optional: Add more for presentation.)
2 Medium Navel Oranges
2 Tablespoons Whole Cloves
Rum of Your Choice (Optional)




A Crockpot Cocktail




Step One.

Pour Apple Cider into a 2.5-quart or larger slow cooker. Add cinnamon sticks to cider.





A Crockpot Cocktail




Step Two.

With a toothpick, poke holes all around the orange about 1/2″ – 1″ apart. Carefully poke the cloves into the holes in the orange.





Step Three.

Take the second orange and cut it into thin slices. Place all oranges into slow cooker.
(Optional: Cut extra slices of oranges for garnish.)


A Crockpot Cocktail


Step Four.

Cook on low setting until hot and spiced through.


A Crockpot Cocktail




Step Five.

Ladle into mugs along with an ounce of rum if using. Place a cinnamon stick in each glass and garnish with an orange slice for presentation and serve.





This recipe will undoubtedly make a killing at your holiday party. Serve this hot “crocktail” and watch your party unfold. You and your guests will be in the holiday spirit from beginning to end.

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