If you are like me, your slow cooker takes up permanent residence in your kitchen during the cold weather months. And while it’s your go to for comforting soups, stews, easy dinners and even hot dips, have you ever thought about using it for cocktails, too? Slow cooker cocktails (aka “crock”tails) are incredibly easy to make and are arguable one of the best parts of winter. From mulled ciders to boozy hot chocolate beverages, throw all of your ingredients into your slow cooker and you’ll have a warm drink ready to warm up your guests when they arrive.
Ahead are 12 of my favorite slow cooker cocktails to make during the cold weather months.
Shauna Younge is a dessert table designer, craft stylist, and writer. As the macaron-addicted editor of Sweet Tooth, she blogs about dessert tables, sweet DIYs, and all things candy. She's also the co-founder of party-centric DIY site, Confetti Pop. She's happily married and happily mama and living in the Twin Cities with her husband and two girls. You can follow her sugar-laced antics on Instagram, Pinterest, Facebook, and Twitter.