5 Great Crock Pot Cocktails

hot toddyAlong with your the corkscrews, shot glasses, and martini strainer, you may want to add a Crock-Pot to your barware.

That's right, slow cookers aren't just great for make-ahead meals and desserts, they can also help you conveniently whip up a batch of adult beverages.

Crock-Pot cocktails make a great party drink that guests can dish out on demand, or just a nice accompaniment to a cozy night in front of the fire.

Here are five great recipes to try:


Hot Buttered Rum One of the best festive winter drinks ever. This recipe calls for butter, cream, cinnamon, and other comforting ingredients. It will also make your house smell amazing.

Peach Liqueur This schnapps-like beverage takes a few months to ferment, but it's worth it in the end.

Hot Toddy This version uses apple cider and tequila. It's easy to make ahead and have ready to go during the holidays when visitors come calling.

Mulled Wine This recipe calls for corn syrup in addition to red wine and spices, which sounds weird, but tastes great.

Spiked Hot Chocolate Starting with a basic Mexican hot chocolate recipe can also be a great way to cater to children and adults. Add-ins like peppermint schnapps and rum can be served on the side for those who wish to stir some into their mug.

What are your favorite beverages to make in your Crock-Pot?

Images flickr4jazz/Flickr

Read More >