Easy Wassail Recipe In The Slow Cooker

While my homemade Starbucks caramel apple spice copycat is my favorite fall drink, when it comes to winter drinks, my favorite by far is wassail! This citrusy, tangy cider is PERFECT for warming you up on a cold winter day! So today I’m sharing a really easy homemade wassail recipe you can make in your slow cooker!

cup of homemade wassail cider in white mug with cinnamon stick

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If you’re looking for another amazingly delicious warm drink, and you’re a huge Harry Potter fan, check out my butterbeer latte recipe! It’s definitely a family favorite!

Easy Crockpot Wassail Recipe

Wassail Ingredients

  • 12 cloves
  • 5 allspice
  • 3 cinnamon sticks
  • 6 white peppercorns
  • 1/2 gallon apple cider
  • 1/3 C powdered tang mix
  • 4 C water
  • a splash of brandy (optional)

Other Supplies

ingredients for homemade wassail recipe

Instructions

Add the cider, tang mix, and water into your slow cooker and stir until the tang mix is completely dissolved.

Citrusy & tangy homemade wassail recipe

Tie up all the spices in a bit of cheesecloth (or a coffee filter, or tea bag, or tea ball) and drop them into the slow cooker.

spices for homemade wassail recipe

Turn it on low and cook for 3-4 hours.

After it’s done, ladle out a cup, add a splash of brandy (optional, it’s delicious with or without alcohol) and enjoy!

cup of homemade wassail cider in white mug with cinnamon sticks and spices in background
cup of homemade wassail cider in white mug with cinnamon sticks and spices

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Easy Crockpot Wassail Recipe

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Wassail is a citrusy, tangy cider that is PERFECT for warming you up on a cold winter day! This easy wassail recipe only requires a few ingredients, and you can make it in your slow cooker!
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 4 hrs
Total Time 4 hrs 5 mins
Yield 12 cups
Cost $7

Equipment

  • 6 quart slow cooker

Ingredients

  • 12 cloves whole
  • 5 allspice whole
  • 3 cinnamon sticks
  • 6 white peppercorns whole
  • 1/2 gallon apple cider
  • 1/3 cup powdered Tang mix
  • 4 cups water

Instructions
 

  • Add the cider, tang mix, and water into your slow cooker and stir until the tang mix is completely dissolved.
  • Tie up all the spices in a bit of cheesecloth (or a coffee filter, or tea bag, or tea ball) and drop them into the slow cooker.
  • Turn the slow cooker on low and cook for 3-4 hours.

Notes

After you ladle a cup of wassail into your mug, add a splash of brandy for a fun holiday cocktail!

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Jessi Wohlwend

I believe that anyone can do crafts and DIY projects, regardless of skill or experience. I love sharing simple craft ideas, step by step DIY project tutorials, cleaning hacks, and other tips and tricks all with one goal in mind: giving you the tools you need to “do it yourself”, complete fun projects, and make awesome things!

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  1. Kim says

    7 years ago

    I love this stuff. When I was kid we always had it at this one Christmas party we went to each year and it was so nice to have a warm drink that wasn’t coffee. I gotta make this this week while family is in town!

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