Slow Cooker Hard Cider

  • prep time10 min
  • total time 10 min
  • serves 10 - 12

The perfect make-ahead cocktail for a cold day, with the added bonus of making your house smell amazing. Add the alcohol at the very end to preserve its potency.

14 Ratings
Directions for: Slow Cooker Hard Cider


3 qts natural apple cider

1 2" piece ginger, peeled

2 3" cinnamon sticks

2 tsp whole cloves

2 tsp whole allspice

1 tsp black peppercorns

½ cup light brown sugar, lightly packed

1 orange, sliced

1 ½ cups gin


1. Pour the apple cider into a slow cooker. Tie the ginger, cinnamon sticks, cloves, allspice and black peppercorns into a cheesecloth to make a sachet. Add the sachet, brown sugar and orange slices to the slow cooker. Set the slow cooker on high for 1 hour then reduce to low and continue cooking for another 4 hours. Add the gin just before serving. Serve in mugs.

Tips and Substitutions

Special equipment: cheesecloth

Source and Credits

Courtesy of Food Network Kitchen.

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See more: Beverage, Cocktails/Alcohol, Fall, Fruit, Winter

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