Slow-Cooker Spiced Apple Cider Punch

  • Serves : 6
  • Difficulty level : Easy
  • Type : Drink

There’s something so welcoming about a hot alcoholic tipple. Not only does it taste terrific, it perfumes your home with the aroma of Christmas too!


  • 850ml unsweetened apple juice 
  • 100ml Calvados or brandy (optional)
  • 1 small lemon sliced
  • 4 tbsp clear honey 
  • 500ml cider 
  • 1 small orange sliced
  • cinnamon sticks 
  • To serve
  • Orange slices and cinnamon sticks optional


  1. Check the manufacturer’s instructions on your slow cooker, preheating it if necessary.
  2. Place all of the ingredients into the slow cooker, cover and cook on High for 1½-2 hours or 2½-3 hours on Low.
  3. Ladle into heatproof glasses and serve with orange slices and cinnamon sticks, if using.