Homemade 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 super simple homemade wassail recipe you can make in your slow cooker!

This wassail recipe is a warm, tangy cider that is the perfect holiday party drink! Easy to make in large batches in your slow cooker!

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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!

Homemade Wassail Recipe In The Slow Cooker


  • 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)


Citrusy & tangy homemade wassail recipe


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.

Citrusy & tangy 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!

Citrusy & tangy homemade wassail recipe

Citrusy & tangy homemade wassail recipe


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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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