My slow cooker pumpkin tequila hot toddy made with pumpkin puree, maple syrup, apple cider, cinnamon, star anise and tequila reposado is guaranteed to keep you warm and cozy this holiday season.
From pumpkin carving to Thanksgiving menu planning to make making tamales tis the season for hot toddies baby!
There is a lot of wonderful things I love about the holidays. I love the cooler temps (we Texans thrive in this weather), love hosting family dinners, planning our annual tamalada, love holiday baking, and I really love hot toddies spiked with tequila.
Y’all know I am a tequila girl at heart. I love a great margarita in the warmer months, pero when the holiday season rolls around, I love spiking my warm mugs with tequila reposado. A splash in my Sunday café, a splash in my warm ginger tea in the evening and plenty in my slow cooker hot toddies.
Bust out the slow cooker guys today I am sharing how easy it is to make a slow cooker pumpkin tequila hot toddy that you can sip all day in your slow cooker.
WHAT IS A HOT TODDY
A hot toddy is a warm alcoholic cocktail typically served hot in a warm mug. A traditional hot toddy contains a spirit, honey, lemon, and hot water. Spices can be added to the mix such as cinnamon, ginger, cloves. Spirits often used to make a hot toddy are whiskey, rum or brandy.
It is said a hot toddy helps to relieve cold symptoms, and usually sipped before bedtime.
MAKING PUMPKIN TEQUILA HOT TODDY IN YOUR SLOW COOKER
I enjoy making my toddies in a slow cooker, because I can toss all the ingredients into the slow cooker and go on with my day. Once ready I can set to warm, and my hot toddy remains warm without me having to warm water, warm a mug. The slow cooker does all the heavy lifting for me.
I also like to add spices – for this recipe I added cinnamon and star anise. The slow cooker cooks low and slow so I am able to extract plenty of flavor from my spices and infuse my hot toddy with wonderful depth and warmth form the spices.
Also, making hot toddies in the slow cooker works beautifully for company. A warm hot toddy shared between family and friends, now that screams the holidays.
WHAT IS TEQUILA REPOSADO
Tequila Reposado is tequila that has been aged for two months to a year in oak barrels. This allow the tequila to take on hints of the oak, allows the tequila flavor to mellow and takes on a soft, golden caramel color.
Reposado translates to mean restful, or in this case, rested.
Perfect for sipping tequila reposado is spiced, with sweet notes but also works wonderful in mixed drinks and is amazing for warm cocktails such as my pumpkin tequila hot toddy.
INGRIDENTS NEEDED TO MAKE THIS RECIPE SLOW COOKER PUMPKIN TEQUILA HOT TODDY
canned pumpkin puree
MAS PUMPKIN COCKTAILS
- 5 cups water
- ½ cup pure maple syrup
- 1 cup canned pumpkin puree
- 2 cups apple cider
- Two cinnamon sticks
- 1 star anise
- 1 cup tequila reposado
In a slow cooker combine the water, maple syrup, pumpkin puree, apple cider, cinnamon sticks, star anise and tequila reposado. Stir to combine.
Cover and cook on low-heat setting for 3 to 4 hours.
Ladle into mugs. Serve warm, garnished with a cinnamon stick (optional).