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This Crock Pot mulled cider is such a delicious, festive treat to enjoy during the holidays. It stays warm in the slow cooker.
Cider is the perfect drink for the holidays. Everyone loves its cozy flavor, and kids and adults can enjoy it together.
This Crock Pot mulled cider is a delicious treat that goes perfectly with tree trimming and holiday parties. The fragrant aroma of this cider will fill your home with the warmth of the holidays. It stays warm in the slow cooker, so people can refill their glasses as needed during the festivities.
Crock Pot Mulled Cider Tips
Many flavors go well with warm apple cider. I like to simmer it with oranges, fresh ginger, cinnamon sticks, and star anise. Other popular flavors for mulled cider are whole cloves, nutmeg, and lemon peel. This recipe is very forgiving, so you can substitute these different seasonings to suit your tastes.
This slow cooker mulled cider recipe can easily be doubled for holiday parties, and you can keep adding cider to the mixture as it runs low.
If you don’t have a slow cooker available, you can simmer the cider in a large pot on the stovetop instead.
Use caution when serving warm beverages like this. A ladle is a good way to serve this Crock Pot apple cider directly from the slow cooker to a glass.
To make your own apple cider from scratch using apples, try my Instant Pot apple cider recipe.
Crock Pot Mulled Cider
- ½ gallon apple cider
- 1 medium orange sliced
- 1 inch knob of fresh ginger
- 4 cinnamon sticks
- 4 pieces star anise
- Pour the apple cider into the slow cooker and add the orange slices to the cider. Add the ginger, cinnamon sticks, and star anise.
- Cook on low for an hour. This mulled cider can be kept warm by using the warm setting on the slow cooker. Store the leftovers in the refrigerator.
Note: This was originally published in 2016, and it was updated in 2019.