clear mug full of crockpot spiced apple cider with anise seed pods floating in it, apple slices and two cinnamon sticks
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5 from 2 votes

Slow Cooker Spiked Apple Cider

This Crockpot Spiced Apple Cider is perfect for fall parties. Easy to make and delicious to drink. Make a kid friendly batch and keep some brandy on the side for the grown ups!
Prep Time10 mins
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: alcohol, fall drink, kid friendly, party drink
Servings: 16 cups
Calories: 128kcal
Author: Lisa Longley


  • 1 gallon apple cider
  • 2 oranges sliced
  • 5 cinnamon sticks
  • 4 star anise pods optional
  • 1 TBSP whole cloves
  • 2 cups brandy


  • After slicing the oranges, make small holes in the rinds with the tip of a knife and insert the cloves in them so that they don't float free in the cider.
  • In a 6 quart slow cooker , combine the cider, oranges, cinnamon sticks, star anise pods, and cloves. Cook on low for four hours.
  • Just before serving add the brandy.



Please note that the nutritional information does not include the brandy.


Serving: 8ounces | Calories: 128kcal | Carbohydrates: 32g | Sodium: 60mg | Potassium: 142mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 30g | Vitamin C: 8mg | Calcium: 2mg | Iron: 3mg