Crock-pot Wassail

Crock-pot wassail is perfect for the holidays. Cider mulled with spices is the perfect way to enjoy a festive holiday celebration.

hot apple cider

Wassail – a traditional holiday beverage

Wassail is a traditional holiday drink, cider is mulled with together with cranberry juice and a variety of spices that are known for the holidays like cinnamon, allspice, and more. This drink has its origins in medieval times even William Shakespeare was known to drink Wassail.

Crock-pot Wassail Perfect for a large gathering!

This holiday drink is perfect for a large gathering or house warming. This flavorful drink stays warm in the crock-pot so everyone can enjoy this spiced treat. Since this warmed drink does not contain any alcohol it is perfect for all ages.

Warm up in the fall and winter with a delicious mug of deliciously warm spiced cider.

wassail in a glass mug.

Crockpot Wassail

Wassail made in a Crock-Pot slow cooker is perfect for a cold winter day.
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Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Crock-pot Wassail, Wassail
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 5 hours
Total Time: 5 hours 10 minutes
Servings: 24
Calories: 72kcal


  • 2 quarts apple juice
  • 1 pint cranberry juice
  • 3/4 cups sugar
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 1 teaspoon allspice
  • 1 small orange
  • 8 whole cloves


  • In a large crockpot, combine juices and sugar. Add cinnamon sticks and allspice. 
  • Poke cloves into the orange and add it to the mixture.
  • Cook on high for 1 hour, then on low for 4 to 8 hours.
  • Serve hot.


Calories: 72kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 0g | Fat: 0g | Saturated Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 4mg | Potassium: 104mg | Fiber: 0g | Sugar: 16g | Vitamin A: 20IU | Vitamin C: 4.7mg | Calcium: 14mg | Iron: 0.2mg

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About Stephanie Manley

I recreate your favorite restaurant recipes, so you can prepare these dishes at home. I help you cook dinner, and serve up dishes you know your family will love. You can find most of the ingredients for all of the recipes in your local grocery store.

Stephanie is the author of's Dining Out in the Home, and's Dining Out in the Home 2.

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