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Side angle shot of mulled cider in large clear mugs, with orange slices and apple slices as garnish, on a white background with gray napkins.
Slow Cooker Mulled Cider
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
3 hrs
Total Time
3 hrs 5 mins
Try this Slow Cooker Mulled Cider for the EASIEST large batch drink recipe you'll ever need. A perfect mug of cozy for chilly days and nights, AND an awesome holiday drink. So delicious!
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: mulled cider, slow cooker recipe
Servings: 16 servings
Calories: 122 kcal
Author: Sue Ringsdorf
  • 1 gallon apple cider
  • 8 whole cloves
  • 4 whole cinnamon sticks
  • 4 whole star anise
  • 2 large oranges - sliced thin
  • sliced oranges, apples, and cinnamon sticks - to serve
  • spiced rum - optional, add before serving
  1. In a slow cooker, combine the apple cider, cloves, cinnamon sticks, star anise, and the oranges. Cook on low for 3-4 hours, and then turn to the keep warm setting.

  2. Serve the cider in mugs, garnished with oranges, apples, and cinnamon sticks or star anise. Add a couple ounces of spiced rum, if desired.

Recipe Notes
  1. Use apple cider instead of apple juice, for best results.
  2. You can adjust the spices to your liking.
  3. A cheese cloth will help keep the spices in one place, but not required.
Nutrition Facts
Slow Cooker Mulled Cider
Amount Per Serving
Calories 122
% Daily Value*
Sodium 10mg0%
Potassium 289mg8%
Carbohydrates 30g10%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 24g27%
Vitamin A 50IU1%
Vitamin C 14.4mg17%
Calcium 35mg4%
Iron 0.5mg3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.