Dark Cherry Fireside Cider {Slow Cooker Christmas Wine}

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Last Updated on August 3, 2020 by Deanna Samaan

Dark Cherry Fireside Cider is an easy slow cooker Christmas wine. This cherry cider is perfect winter cocktails to sip on a chilly winter evening. You love this wine cocktail!


Dark Cherry Fireside Cider title


Wine Cocktail

I love wine. So making a wine cocktail is very easy for me. What is a wine cocktail recipe?

A wine cocktail recipe is when you use wine as one of the ingredients in a cocktail. Yes, I know the name wine cocktail is the giveaway. You would be surprised at how many do not realize you need wine for a wine cocktail.



Dark Cherry Fireside Cider is an easy slow cooker holiday wine cocktail. Perfect to sip on a chilly winter evening.


Cherry Wine

I have a fondness for cherry wine. I had some cherry wine when I went to a wine tasting a few years ago. That cherry wine drink was so yummy, I think I drank the whole bottle of it!



Dark Cherry Fireside Cider Seduction in the Kitchen


Dark Cherry Fireside Cider

So how did I get inspired for this Dark Cherry Fireside Cider? Well, sort of from my sister. You see she too is really into wine. So she has been visiting wineries in PA. She found a recipe for winter cocktails at one of the wineries.



Dark Cherry Fireside Cider is an easy slow cooker holiday wine cocktail. Perfect to sip on a chilly winter evening.


Cherry Cider Recipe

At one of the wineries, they gave her a slow cooker wine cocktail recipe. She made it on Thanksgiving for my family and turned out very good. Of course, my sister gave me the recipe.


I decided to change that wine cocktail up a little. I turned it into a cherry cider recipe.  This fireside cider was amazing with the changes I made to it.



This cherry wine drink is perfect to sip on a chilly winter evening


Christmas Wine

Trust me you will want to get your slow cooker out to whip up a batch of this Christmas wine. It is sweet with a little spice combined with a dark cherry taste. 


The secret to these winter cocktails is one the wine, but also you need a slow cooker. You need this cherry cider simmering so the flavors in it blend together and make this Christmas wine.


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Dark Cherry Fireside Cider is an easy slow cooker holiday wine cocktail. Perfect to sip on a chilly winter evening.


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Yum it up!


Yield: 8 servings

Dark Cherry Fireside Cider

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 2 hours
Total Time: 2 hours 5 minutes

Dark Cherry Fireside Cider is an easy slow cooker holiday wine cocktail. Perfect to sip on a chilly winter evening.


  • 1 bottle (750 ML) Moscato wine
  • 3 cups apple cider
  • 4 cinnamon sticks
  • 1 tablespoon raw honey
  • 12 oz sweet dark cherries


  1. In a slow cooker, add the wine, apple cider, cinnamon sticks, honey, and the cherries.
  2. Mix everything together.
  3. Put the slow cooker on low and let it cook for 2 hours.
  4. Switch the slow cooker to warm, serve it up and ENJOY!

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Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 94Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 4mgCarbohydrates: 20gFiber: 1gSugar: 17gProtein: 1g

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  • Lisa Bryan
    December 16, 2017

    This sounds like the perfect warm and spicy drink for the holidays!

    • Deanna
      December 17, 2017

      It really is, it definitely has that holiday flavor to it 🙂

  • Ellen
    December 16, 2017

    This would be great for a Christmas day family gathering. Everyone can serve themselves!

    • Deanna
      December 17, 2017

      Exactly!!! It is so yummy too 🙂

  • Renz
    December 17, 2017

    I have not yet used my slow cooker for drinks. But this is giving me inspiration. I can imagine how the taste is after going through that “cooking” process. Saving this to try it.

    • Deanna
      December 17, 2017

      Slow cooker is great for warm drinks. I also like doing hot chocolate in it of having a bunch of people over 🙂

  • Bintu | Recipes From A Pantry
    December 17, 2017

    What a deliciously festive cocktail! I’m definitely considering giving it a try on Christmas Day!

  • Marie - Not Enough Cinnamon
    December 17, 2017

    Dee this drink looks fantastic – I really love this addition of cherry, it’s unique and I’m sure it’s super tasty! Would be perfect to warm me up during these cold Viennese days (currently on holidays there!)

    • Deanna
      December 17, 2017

      I love cherry, it really just gives the drink a new taste! Thank you!

  • Diane
    December 20, 2017

    All of your drink recipes look so tasty! I love this one too! I have a feeling my “boozy cherries” will work great in this too – thanks for sharing this wonderful Holiday drink!!

    • Deanna
      December 20, 2017

      Thank you so much 🙂

  • Lynn Elliott Vining
    December 21, 2017

    Sounds delicious and the “easy” part is a real plus!

  • Misbah Mirza
    December 23, 2017

    Such beautiful pics ?

  • Michele @ Bacon Fatte
    December 28, 2017

    Beautiful cocktail… The rich cherry flavors sound amazing!

    • Deanna
      December 30, 2017

      Thank you so much!!! 🙂

  • Olivia
    March 29, 2018

    CHEERS! this drink sounds wonderful! I love to have a sip!