I’m always looking for new go-to recipes for entertaining. I don’t want anything with a long list of ingredients or something that takes a long time to make, because that’s impractical for me with three kids. I usually have a few tried-and-true recipes (like this apple dip and this asian salad) to make and bring with me to potlucks and get-togethers, but I wanted an easy drink for entertaining during the cold months.
Ya, it sure gets cold here in Iowa!
Every Thanksgiving, my Grandma always has a little crockpot (the same one she’s had since her early marriage years) full of spiked apple cider. This is the one and only day of the year that she serves alcohol and it’s become a sweet, little tradition.
My sister and I created a different version of this fall drink, but still thrown together and served in the slow cooker. Heating the drink on low allows the flavors to come together while keeping it warm for guests.
Don’t forget about the coolest part! Serve the drink with the famous Caramel Apple Pops (I remember loving these as a kid!) Use the suckers to stir, but don’t just let them sit in the piping hot drink for too long or they will come off of the sticks.
Hot Caramel Apple Cocktail
- Place everything in the slow cooker (except the suckers). Cook on the low setting for 1-2 hours. Serve warm.