Crock Pot Bourbon Apple Cider

Apple picking pays off.

Though sipping fresh apple cider right from the jug is tempting, this bourbon-spiked slow cooker recipe is nearly as easy—and worth the wait. Sure, spices and citrus give it an autumnal kick, but this crock pot creation is delectable year round. Bourbon’s caramel and vanilla flavors tie the whole shebang together.

Sweet, Dry


  • 6 cups apple cider
  • .25 Cup simple syrup
  • 1 lemon
  • 1 orange
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 2 star anise
  • 8 whole cloves
  • 1.5 cups bourbon
  • cinnamon stick


Step one

Add all ingredients except bourbon to a slow cooker and mix together.

Step two

Cover, and cook on low for 3 to 4 hours.

Step three

Stir in bourbon.

Step four

Ladle into mugs and garnish with a cinnamon stick.

Contributed by Supercall