This Slow-Cooker Spiked Chai Drink Will Change the Cocktail Game this Fall

Using a slow cooker to make warm drinks is something that you should be doing if you are not already. If you have an eye for bargains, like me, you will be able to find a slow cooker for as cheap as $20 (Amazon is my best friend). This spiked chai drink will be a great change from the usual hot tea or hot chocolate and it is SUPER easy to make!


3-inch piece fresh ginger, cut into thin rounds

1 cup Crown Royal Deluxe whiskey

5 cinnamon sticks

5 teaspoon black peppercorns

1 teaspoon whole cloves

15 cardamom pods

2 teaspoons fennel seeds

2 star anise

7 cups water

12 bags black tea

1⁄2 cup condensed milk


1. Crush whole spices under cast-iron. Combine ginger and spices; wrap in cheesecloth and tie shut. Place this bouquet into a slow cooker.

2. Turn slow cooker to high. Add 7 cups boiling water and let the spices steep for 30 minutes.

3. Add black tea bags and let steep for 5 minutes.

4. Remove bagged spices and tea bags; drain and discard.

5. Adjust slow cooker to low heat. Add condensed milk and Crown Royal Deluxe.

6. Enjoy!