Holiday Toddy

★★★★★ 2 Reviews
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By 'Ria Murphy
from Bean Station, TN

Gramma used to do something like this with red wine during the holidays, but I never liked the after-taste of heavy red wines. When I moved out on my own I noticed that I really missed the smell of this simmering through the house though! So through some trial and error (and a completely content to be a guinea pig husband!) I finally came up with this. It's similar to a wassail I guess, but wasn't really based on one.

Blue Ribbon Recipe

One sip of this drink and you'll immediately feel like the holidays are here. Filled with cinnamon and orange flavor, this will be popular at any holiday party. It warms you up as you slowly sip and it makes your kitchen smell amazing while simmering.

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
serves 10+
prep time 10 Min
cook time 20 Min
method Slow Cooker Crock Pot


  • 1 small
    bottle of rum (how tipsy would you like to get?)
  • 1 gal
    apple cider
  • 1 - 2 large
    orange sliced thin (I prefer blood oranges)
  • 5
    cinnamon sticks
  • 15
    whole cloves
  • 1 Tbsp
    lemon juice
  • 3/4 c

How To Make

  • 1
    Place all wet ingredients into a large Crock Pot.
  • 2
    Drop in cinnamon sticks, cloves, and sugar.
  • 3
    Stir until sugar is completely dissolved into the mixture.
  • 4
    Finally, drop orange slices into the mixture and allow them to float freely.
  • 5
    Keep Crock Pot on warm setting all day. The smell through the house is amazing, and if it's cold out this is guaranteed to warm you through and through.