If you're thinking of tucking your slow cooker away for your big Friendsgiving or Thanksgiving celebrations, think again. Instead, let it help you make a big batch of warm cocktails — like mulled cider, Irish coffee, or eggnog lattes — to serve all your family and friends.
Like all slow cooker affairs, this is a hands-off approach, which is especially nice when so many other things have your attention on the big day. Plus, you can leave the slow cooker on the warm setting, so things will stay steamy for hours. Below you'll find some of our favorite slow cooker sips. Cheers!
Wassail is similar to mulled apple cider but more sangria-like, thanks to the addition of orange juice. Spike it with your choice of bourbon, brandy, or aged rum to make it extra festive.
Yes, serving regular wine is fine, but opt to serve steaming mugs of mulled wine instead and consider your Friendsgiving or Thanksgiving upgraded.
It's best to wait until the mulling spices have flavored everything first before adding your booze here. If you add the alcohol in the beginning, it gives the mulled cider a slightly bitter taste.
Want to really cap off dinner with a bang? Serve Irish coffee — a steamy mug goes mightily well with a slice of pie.
Or if you're already itching to get the holiday season underway, go ahead and break out the eggnog. Just don't forget to serve these spiked lattes with plenty of whipped cream.