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Tipsy Tuesday: How to Save Money on Tempting Holiday Beverages

I know I’m not the only one who looks forward to Starbucks’ Peppermint Mocha in December. I also know I’m not the only one who will splurge every now and then and buy one. I hate myself almost immediately after. I ask myself, ‘Did I really just spend $5 on a drink?’ A drink that probably has a billion unnecessary calories. I could’ve eaten a Big Mac. Or a big bowl of pasta. Or, I couldn’t have not bought one at all at and bought a new nail polish color. This is the thought process that goes through my head. It’s exhausting.

So this year, I’ve decided to skip the guilt and try making some of these drink recipes at home – with fewer calories and at a lower cost. There’s an added perk. All of the recipes you see below are slow cooker recipes, which means close to zero work for me. Praise Jesus.

Check out this recipe for the infamous Peppermint Mocha from AllFreeSlowCookerRecipes.com. For an entire collection of holiday drink recipes from this site, check out their 21 Easy Drink Recipes for Christmas. You’ll find a plethora of recipes like Gingerbread Lattes, Triple Hot Chocolate and a ton of cider recipes.

Peppermint Mocha

Speaking of hot chocolate, this recipe for white hot chocolate, AKA Snow Cocoa, from Happy Home Fairy, definitely is a keeper.

Snow Cocoa

And lastly, if you’re looking for a drink recipe for a party, this Candy Apple Margarita might be your go-to. Although it’s not made in a slow cooker, it can be made in large batches so you don’t have to play bartender all night.

Candy Apple Margarita

Would you make any of these for your holiday party?