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Slow Cooker Hot Punch: A Mulled Pomegranate Drink

Slow Cooker Hot Punch: A Mulled Pomegranate Drink

Slow Cooker Hot Punch: A Mulled Pomegranate Drink

Mulling spices and warmed wine will always have a place at a winter holiday table. You haven’t lived until you’ve warmed this beautiful blend of ingredients into a slow cooker to share with friends and family.

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Ingredients

  • 1 quart pure pomegranate juice
  • 1 quart filtered water
  • 1 Cup freshly squeezed orange juice
  • zest of one medium-sized orange
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 8 star anise
  • 6 whole allspice berries
  • 6 quarter inch slices of fresh ginger
  • 1/2 Cup honey
  • Orange slices for garnish
  • 1 bottle of light red wine such as Beaujolais Nouveau (optional)
  • 1 quart pure pomegranate juice
  • 1 quart filtered water
  • 1 cup freshly squeezed orange juice
  • zest of one medium-sized orange
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 8 star anise
  • 6 whole allspice berries
  • 6 quarter inch slices of fresh ginger
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • Orange slices for garnish
  • 1 bottle of light red wine such as Beaujolais Nouveau (optional)

20+ Hot Cocktails for Winter

Cold days call for hot drinks and nothing will warm you up faster than a spiked cup of coffee, cocoa, or toddy, right?! From mulled wine to hot toddies to a fresh spin on a White Russian, there is sure to be some comfy hot cocktails that are right for you!

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So, cozy up by the fire with one of these winter approved hot cocktails. They will warm you right up, and are best consumed with a plate of Christmas cookies nearby, we promise!

Hot Cocktails

Just remember that there is more to the world of hot cocktails than pouring a shot of something into whatever is in your mug. If some thought is put into them, hot cocktails can have all the sophistication of cold cocktails.

To show you what we mean, we have 23 of our favorite hot drinks for you here: boozy ciders, coffee, toddies and other hot cocktails to keep you toasty all cold winter long.

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How do you make Hot Holiday Punch?

I like to cook my Hot Holiday Punch nice and slow over a period of two hours. I use my Instant Pot on the Slow Cooker mode to make this Holiday Punch, but any slow cooker would do.

Add equal parts cranberry juice and unsweetened pineapple juice to the cooker. I use 4 cups of each in this recipe. Then add ½ cup of cinnamon flavored candy (I use Red Hots). and 3 cinnamon sticks. Stir and cover.

If using an Instant Pot, you will need a glass cover to use the slow cook function. Also, you will need to set the 2 hour function on the &ldquoMore&rdquo setting to get it heated though after 2 hours.

For a traditional slow cooker, you&rsquoll need to use the low setting for 2 hours.


Hot Pomegranate Apple Cider Drink

Add pomegranate juice to your hot apple cider for extra flavor and nutrients!

  • Author: Deanna Segrave-Daly
  • Yield: 12 (6 ounces) drinks 1 x

Ingredients

  • 48 ounces POM Wonderful 100% Pomegranate Juice
  • 16 ounces apple cider
  • 8 ounces water
  • 3 cinnamon sticks (or 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon)
  • 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 large navel orange, thinly sliced
  • 3/4 cup POM POM Fresh Pomegranate Arils

Instructions

  1. Add POM Wonderful juice, apple cider, water, cinnamon, nutmeg and ginger to a slow cooker. Cook on low heat for a few hours before serving (you can also do this on the stove.)
  2. Before serving, mix in vanilla extract and add orange slices.
  3. When serving, add a tablespoon of pomegranate arils to each cup.

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Not a fan of hot juice drinks? No problem! After simmering the liquid for 30 minutes, cool it down in the refrigerator. Then before serving, mix in some sparkling water, pour into glasses and garnish pomegranate arils and orange slices.


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It's easy to make your own mulled cider. As well as fruit and spices, we've added extra apple brandy to our version of this delicious winter warmer

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Make perfectly spiced mulled wine at Christmas. Use a good quality red wine like an unoaked tempranillo and give it a twist with a dash of sloe gin

Mulled apple juice

A non-alcoholic alternative to mulled wine, ideal for entertaining kids and drivers

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The perfect party drink, as it can be made well ahead, then brought out of the fridge as guests arrive – or serve it hot for a traditional winter warmer

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Appleberry mulled wine

This mulled wine recipe is packed with cinnamon and berry flavours - a real winter warmer

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This isn't your average cuppa. Give green tea a Christmas party twist with traditional mulling spices, a bay leaf, cranberry sauce and mixed berries

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Mulled pomegranate juice

Look after all of your party guests, including the ones who aren't drinking with this simple, non-alcoholic Christmas-spiced fruit juice served warm

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The gentle, even heat from a slow cooker means the mulled wine doesn't boil and the flavours stay fresh, leave it to heat while you eat, drink and be merry!


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See The Recipe Card Below For How To Make Hot Apple Cider Wassail Recipe. Enjoy!

Frequently Asked Questions:

What does wassail mean?

It is an homage of wishing good health to a person by presenting them a cup of wassail. Sipping and sharing wassail is a historic tradition that pairs with caroling and Christmas home visits. Caroling is often called wassailing.

Can I use ground cinnamon instead of cinnamon sticks? How much?

Yes, you can. Although, cinnamon sticks are traditional to serve in each mug of wassail. Use 1 teaspoon of cinnamon, in place of cinnamon sticks.

Can I use ground clove? How much?

Use one large pinch of ground clove instead of whole cloves.

Can I make wassail in an instant pot or on the stove?

Absolutely! Warm on low-heat for 2-3 hours. If it starts to simmer, lower the heat. You can do this in the Instant Pot as well, on the sauté setting, but it’s easier to control the heat on the stovetop.

How long does wassail last in the fridge?

This hot cider wassail can last in the fridge for 4 to 5 days, that is, if you don’t end up drinking it all.

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From something to sip on while you open presents on Christmas morning to a sweet beverage that pairs perfectly with your Christmas dessert at night, we've got you covered with these alcoholic (and non-alcoholic) Christmas punch recipes. But don't think that these Christmas cocktails can only be consumed on December 25. In fact, we encourage you to bookmark some of the warm Christmas punch ideas that are ideal for a chilly winter day spent watching movies by the fire. Although, we have to admit, most of these punch recipes are best enjoyed at a Christmas party surrounded by your friends and family.

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