This Spiked Slow Cooker Cranberry Orange Apple Cider is perfect for those cool, fall nights and small holiday gatherings! It’s easy to make and delicious to drink! You can choose to keep this cider recipe kid friendly, or amp it up with some bourbon for the adults!
Thanks, Sprouts Farmers Market, for sponsoring this post! As always, all thoughts and opinions are truly my own.
Can you believe that the holiday season is upon us?! I feel like the beginning of the year went by extremely slow, but now things are moving super-fast! To help get ready for this fabulous holiday season, I decided to make a batch of this Spiked Slow Cooker Cranberry Orange Apple Cider.
Growing up, I was never a huge fan of apple cider because I thought that it tasted like warm apple juice, but this recipe has completely changed my mind! We literally made 3 batches of this stuff over the weekend because it was sooo good!
WHAT YOU NEED TO MAKE SLOW COOKER APPLE CIDER
This Slow Cooker Cranberry Orange Apple Cider is very easy to put together and makes your house smell AMAZING!! You can choose to keep this drink kid-friendly or add in some bourbon for a tasty warm cocktail for the adults! Over the weekend, we ended up making a batch with and without the bourbon, so that the kids could have a taste.
Before we started making the cider, I headed over to Sprouts Farmers Market to pick up my ingredients. Sprouts always has a huge variety of some of my favorite pantry staples and lots of fun seasonal products and fall flavors.
I love stocking up on the unique and affordable products from the Bulk Department at Sprouts. Since I plan on making a ton of holiday recipes, I decided to stock up on the ground nutmeg and ground cinnamon. I also picked up some fresh oranges, cranberries, cinnamon sticks, cranberry juice, and apple cider.
HOW TO MAKE APPLE CIDER IN THE SLOW COOKER
Start by combining the apple cider, cranberry juice, cranberries, sliced oranges and spices in the slow cooker. Cover and cook on low-heat setting for 3 ½ to 4 hours or on high-heat setting for 2 hours. Just before serving, add the bourbon, if desired and enjoy!
This Spiked Slow Cooker Cranberry Orange Apple Cider is the perfect warm & cozy drink for those cool nights! If you decide to make this recipe, be sure to leave me a comment and let me know! Cheers!
Spiked Slow Cooker Cranberry Orange Apple Cider
- 7 cups Sprouts Traditional Apple Cider
- 3 cups cranberry juice
- 1 large navel orange sliced
- 1 cup fresh cranberries
- 2-4 cinnamon sticks
- 1 and ½ tablespoons Sprouts ground cinnamon
- 2 teaspoons Sprouts ground nutmeg
- Optional: 1 cup bourbon
- In a 6-quart slow cooker combine apple cider, cranberry juice, orange slices, cranberries, cinnamon sticks, cinnamon, and nutmeg.
- Cover and cook on low-heat setting for 3 ½ to 4 hours or on high-heat setting for 2 hours.
- Just before serving, add the bourbon, if desired.