By Darby Radcliff and Michelle Gage

Published on December 21, 2017

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What is it about cold weather that makes us want to break out the crockpot? But while we love our favorite crockpot meals, we bet you haven’t thought about using your slow cooker to whip up some warm beverages. Better with a bit of booze, these drinks are sure to hit all the right notes.

Slow Cooker Gingerbread Latte

Could you imagine a more decadent holiday drink? This latte only takes five minutes to prep. Trade in the coffee for a bit of Baileys in order to make this beverage more adult.

Get the recipe on The Cookie Rookie.
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Slow Cooker Cookies and Cream Hot Chocolate

Can you believe that this drink was made in a slow cooker? Topped with Oreos, this chocolatey treat is seriously rich—and just might become your new holiday staple.

Get the recipe on Slow Cooker Gourmet.

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Apple Cider Bourbon Whiskey Cocktail

This recipe only requires three simple ingredients—apple cider, bourbon whiskey, and cinnamon sticks—so it’s an easy recipe to whip up if you’re hosting, but are short on time. It only takes five minutes to prep and an hour to cook.

Get the recipe on Growing Up Gabel.
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Crockpot Cranberry Wassail

This just might be your new favorite holiday drink. The wine makes it extra special, and this boozy delight also includes cranberries, orange juice, and brown sugar. Add in some apples to make it sweeter.

Get the recipe on Healthy Aperture.
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Slow Cooker Salted Caramel Hot Chocolate

This cocoa is a truly decadent treat. Topped with whipped cream, it’s where drinks meet desserts.

Get the recipe on Creme De La Crumb.

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Hot Ginger Cider Cocktails

This ain’t your momma’s apple cider—instead, it’s mixed with ginger and a bit of bourbon. Are you ready to break out the slow cooker to make yourself some?

Get the recipe on Garnish With Lemon.
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Hot Pumpkin Pie Cocktail

If you love all things pumpkin, this warm and comforting pumpkin pie cocktail is the perfect drink for a cozy evening.

Get the recipe on The Cookie Rookie.

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Cranberry Orange Mulled Wine

Get toasty with this slow cooker cocktail that involves red wine mixed with brandy, orange, cinnamon, cranberries, and cloves. 

Get the recipe on Kitchen Treaty.

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Rye and Ginger Hot Toddy

Hot toddies are the perfect cocktails to experiment with. This drink gets a burst of flavor from rye whiskey and spicy ginger. 

Get the recipe on The Kitchn.

This post was originally published on November 5, 2015. Updated with new information on December 21, 2017.

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