Slow Cooker Fireball Apple Cider


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Get ready to take your fresh apple cider to a new level with this Slow Cooker Fireball Apple Cider recipe. This delicious cocktail is considered a hot cocktail and has all the flavors of the fall season, making it ideal to drink during the cooler weather months.

Enjoy this fireball apple cider with a bowl of my Slow Cooker Fireball Caramel Apples.

Apple cider with fireball and caramel.

What is fireball apple cider?

You can consider this spiked apple cider a hot toddy because it’s made with Fireball Whiskey (also known as a hot whiskey) and apple cider. In addition, cinnamon flavoring in whiskey itself as well as adding a few cinnamon sticks. Another great cider recipe is my Pear Cider Recipe.

Like some fireball cocktails, you’ll also include fresh fruit and an added sweetener. This is the perfect drink to have on hand for the cold weather and to enjoy at a cocktail party.

Recipe Ingredients

Ingredients for fireball caramel apple cider on a table.
  • Fireball Whiskey: A whiskey that’s known for its hot kick. It has a strong cinnamon flavor but is still considered both sweet and spicy.
  • Apple Cider: If you can catch an apple orchard open, grabbing a batch from them would work amazing for this recipe. However, store-bought from the local grocery store will work as well.
  • Caramel: Adds a bit of sweetness to the fireball apple cider cocktail. If you have leftover Slow Cooker Caramel, you can use that.
  • Cinnamon Sticks: These are added to the crockpot at the beginning of cooking time to help fuse in an even more cinnamon flavor.
  • Fresh Apples: The flavor of fresh apples help add a natural apple taste and are perfect for garnishing each mug.

Step-by-Step Directions

4 images showing how to make fireball caramel apple cider.

Step One – Pour the apple cider into the slow cooker.

Step Two – Then add the Fireball whiskey.

Step Three – Add fresh apple slices and cinnamon sticks into the crock pot.

Step Four – Cook on LOW for 4 hours or HIGH for 2 hours. Serve and enjoy!

cooked fireball caramel apple cider in slow cooker.


  • Serve this fireball cider cocktail as is in a glass or mug. You can add a fresh cinnamon stick and a few apple slices. Give it an extra special taste by adding a caramel and cinnamon sugar rim to the cocktail glass. Whipped cream is also a great choice for topping each cider.
  • If you love apple cider but want to tweak the flavor a bit, try spiced caramel cider instead of apple cider.
  • This fireball apple cider cocktail also pairs well with a splash of ginger ale, ginger beer, and/or lemon juice. Give it a slight vanilla flavor by adding a shot of vanilla vodka or cinnamon schnapps.
  • Don’t forget about serving warm cider with a dessert such as slow cooker pumpkin cake or slow cooker carrot cake.
Mug of cider with mini bottles of fireball next to them.

Recipe FAQs

Can I make this on the stove top?

Yes. Simply add all of the apple cider fireball ingredients to a pot and simmer for 2-4 hours on low.

Is there a chilled version of this recipe?

Once you’ve cooked the recipe, put the fireball whiskey drinks in the fridge to cool to your desired temperature.

How do I store leftover hot cider?

Pour any remaining fireball apple cider to an airtight container and keep in the fridge for up to 1 week.

close up of whiskey cider in clear mug.

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fireball being pour into cider.

Slow Cooker Fireball Apple Cider

5 from 3 votes
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 2 hours
Total Time: 2 hours 5 minutes
Servings: 8
Apple cider spiked with fireball whiskey and sweetened with caramel sauce.


  • 8 cups apple cider, half gallon
  • 2/3 cup fireball whiskey
  • cup caramel sauce, (I use caramel ice cream topping)
  • 3 cinnamon sticks
  • 2 apples, sliced, seeds removed

Optional for serving (optional)

  • additional caramel
  • cinnamon and sugar
  • whipped cream


  • In a 4 quart or larger slow cooker, add the ingredients and stir until the caramel sauce has dissolved.
  • Cook on HIGH for 2 hours or LOW for 4 hours.
  • To get the cinnamon sugar rim: Dip the top of the serving glasses into caramel sauce, let an excess drip off. Dip the top of serving glasses into cinnamon sugar and lighty shake to remove excess.
  • Serve hot, top with whipped cream if desired. Enjoy!



  • Store in the refrigerator for up to 5 days in airtight containers.
  • Reheat on the stove top or single servings in the microwave.
  • More or less fireball can be used, depending on your taste.
  • Can be served cold the next day!


Calories: 203kcal | Carbohydrates: 39g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 0.4g | Saturated Fat: 0.1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.02g | Sodium: 42mg | Potassium: 299mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 33g | Vitamin A: 39IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 39mg | Iron: 0.5mg

Nutrition info is auto-generated. This information is an estimate; if you are on a special diet, please use your own calculations.

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  1. Denise says:

    What about a substitute of salted caramel whiskey for fireball

    1. Sarah Olson says:

      That sounds even better!

  2. Sandy says:

    I can’t wait to make this for my party, however, can I leave out the alcohol and have it on the side for people to add in? How much would you suggest adding to a small mug? I have a few people coming to my party that do not drink alcohol.

    1. Sarah Olson says:

      Just a splash, probably a half shot.

  3. Jackie Greene says:

    Sounds delicious and would love to try. And, this may be a stupid question, but doesn’t the alcohol cook out?

    1. Sarah Olson says:

      I’ve heard that is doesn’t not cook out completely in a slow cooker.

  4. April says:

    Not a fan of Fireball.
    Is it possible to substitute with
    Caramel Apple Vodka ?

    1. Sarah Olson says:

      I think that would be a great substitution.