I’ll cut right to the chase: Slow-cooker cocktails are the holiday party treat you didn’t even know you were missing. For starters, they’re easy to make ahead of time and can be kept in the slow-cooker all night. Then there’s the fact that a warm cocktail really makes a party feel festive. Plus, they’ll get everyone feeling nice and buzzed and happy—which really makes a holiday party more fun, no?
If you have your holiday party planned, bookmark a few of these slow-cooker cocktail recipes for your menu. If you don’t, you’ll probably be planning one by the time you get to the end of this list!
Hot Buttered Rum
True to its name, hot buttered rum is sweet, buttery and boozy.
Spiked Apple Cider
Apple cider is great on its own, but better heated up with some brandy.
This sweet, tart, rum-spiked cider is a must for your next holiday party.
Sangria is great in the summer, but it might be even better in the winter.
This wassail is made with apple juice, lemon juice, orange juice, and spices. You can also add whiskey, if you want a kick.
Orange Mulled Wine
Adding lots of orange to mulled wine adds just a little bit of sweetness, and a subtle tang.
Baileys Irish Cream Hot Chocolate
What’s better than regular hot chocolate? Baileys hot chocolate.
Caramel Apple Cider
The only way to make this caramel apple cider more delicious might be to add some amaretto.
If you want a little something extra in the morning, this eggnog latte is it.
S’mores Hot Chocolate Cocktail
Graham cracker rim, torched marshmallow topping, and a dose of whiskey? Sign me up for s’mores hot chocolate.
Hot Pumpkin Pie Cocktail
This pumpkin pie cocktail is made on the stovetop, but you can easily make it by combining all ingredients except vodka in the slow cooker for two hours on low, then spiking each drink to order.
Nutella Hot Chocolate
Add a little frangelico to this Nutella hot chocolate and you’ll be good to go.
Pro tip: This pumpkin liqueur makes a great DIY gift, if you’re looking for something to give out to friends this holiday season.
Mexican Hot Chocolate
This Mexican hot chocolate already has plenty of spice, but it could definitely use a little bit of mezcal.
Caramel Apple Mulled Wine
A glass of this caramel apple mulled wine kills two popular holiday food birds with one stone.
Check out the sugar-and-spice rim on this festive autumn sangria.
Egg Nog Hot Cocoa
All that’s missing in this flavor-packed hot cocoa is a pour of kahlua.