A glass of slow cooker hot holiday punch garnished with a cinnamon stick and orange slice on a green plaid napkin next to a small Christmas tree.

Slow Cooker Hot Holiday Punch

A delicious and easy punch recipe to make for the holidays is our Slow Cooker Hot Holiday Punch. It's great to make before your guests arrive, let it simmer in the crock pot, and it's delicious fragrance will fill your home before serving. Your guests will love it!
Course Drinks
Cuisine American, British
Keyword Slow Cooker Hot Holiday Punch
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 44kcal
Author jenniferhquisenberry



  • 1 qt Cranberry Juice
  • ½ qt pineapple juice
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 6-8 whole cloves
  • Optional: Spike with spiced rum or whiskey to make a hot toddy
  • Cinnamon Sticks for garnish
  • Orange Wheels for garnish


  • Pre-Step: Line your crock pot with a slow cooker liner to make cleanup easy
  • Pour all liquid ingredients (except any alcohol) into the slow cooker.
  • Add the cinnamon sticks and cloves.
  • Cover and simmer on low for one hour.
  • Optional: If adding alcohol, pour a shot into your mug.
  • To serve the punch, pour the punch through a strainer to catch any cloves.
  • Optional Garnish with a cinnamon stick and orange wheel


If you will be serving this beverage for a lengthy period of time, be sure to keep the crock pot on low, covered with the lid, to keep the drink warm and to prevent evaporation. If you notice the drink evaporating, you will want to add more juice. You will want to have at least one cinnamon stick and orange wheel for each glass you plan to serve if you are using the garnishes. Please note that nutrition facts are subject to change based on your choice of ingredients. The calories have been calculated based on the non-alcoholic version. If you add alcohol, add approximately 75 calories per ounce of alcohol added per serving.