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Slow Cooker Spiked Wassail

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This Spiked Wassail is the perfect holiday punch. It combines juice, sugar, cinnamon sticks, spices and rum to create a warm, boozy holiday drink you can make right in your slow cooker.

slow cooker spiked wassail

Every year my father-in-law makes Homemade Wassail for the holidays. He makes his in his slow cooker and let’s it simmer to keep warm at every holiday party.

We decided this year we would start our own tradition and start making different wassail recipes each year. That is when this boozy fruit wassail was born!

slow cooker wassail in a cup

Slow Cooker Spiked Wassail

Ingredients:

  • Cranberry Grape Juice
  • Apple Juice
  • Orange Juice
  • Brown Sugar, optional
  • Cinnamon Sticks
  • Star Anise
  • Ground Cloves
  • Ground Allspice
  • Bourbon or Dark Rum
  • Optional Garnish: Apples, Oranges, Cranberries, Whole Cloves or Star Anise
slow cooker wassail ingredients

How to Make Spiked Wassail in The Slow Cooker:

Combine all ingredients except the rum (or alcohol you are using) and garnishes in a large crock pot and heat on high for 1 hour. 

pour juice into a slow cooker for wassail

Reduce heat to low, add alcohol, and simmer for 4-8 hours or until ready to drink.

wassail in a slow cooker

Strain spices and garnish with sliced apples, orange slices (studded with cloves if preferred), whole cranberries, or star anise if desired. 

wassail in the slow cooker

How do I save leftover wassail?

You can store leftovers in the fridge for about 4-5 days. I usually stick mine in a large bowl or pitcher with a lid.

slow cooker wassail

Things To Note:

  • Make sure you simmer the wassail (after the first hour) and not let it boil or you will cook out the rum.
  • You can slow cook everything for 6-8 hours on low or warm so it’s prepared earlier in the day.
  • This recipe can also be made non-alcoholic, follow the same     instructions without the alcohol.
  • For a stronger drink, more alcohol can be added to taste.
slow cooker wassail with rum
Slow Cooker Spiked Wassail

Slow Cooker Spiked Wassail

Yield: 1
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes

This Spiked Wassail is the perfect holiday punch. It combines juice, sugar, cinnamon sticks, spices and rum to create a warm, boozy holiday drink you can make right in your slow cooker.

Ingredients

  • 2 quarts Cranberry Grape Juice
  • 2 1/2 cups Apple Juice
  • 1 1/4 cup Orange Juice
  • 1/4 cup Brown Sugar, optional
  • 3 (3 inch) Cinnamon Sticks
  • 4-5 Star Anise
  • 1/2 teaspoon Ground Cloves
  • 1 teaspoon Ground Allspice
  • 1 3/4 cups Bourbon or Dark Rum
  • Optional Garnish: Apples, Oranges, Cranberries, Whole Cloves or Star Anise
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 16 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 170Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 7mgCarbohydrates: 30gFiber: 1gSugar: 10gProtein: 1g

*Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate. Please consult with a registered dietitian for dietary advice.

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