Slow-cooker Pulled Pork with mike's hard pink lemonade

Yield: 8 servings
Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
6 hrs
Total Time:
6 hrs 15 mins
Just about any of the mike's hard lemonades will work great in this recipe. Don't forget to buy extra to enjoy while you cook!


INGREDIENTS for the pork:

  • 4 lbs. (1.8kg) boneless pork shoulder or pork butt
  • 3 Tablespoons (45ml) brown sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon (15ml) kosher salt, or to taste
  • 2 teaspoons (10ml) smoked paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh cracked black pepper
  • 2 Tablespoons (30ml) olive oil
  • 1 large onion , sliced thin
  • 3 cloves garlic , minced
  • 1 (11.2 fl. ounce-330ml) bottle mike's hard pink lemonade

For the slider assembly:

  • slider buns
  • shredded cabbage
  • shredded cheese
  • Jalapeños
  • hot sauce
  • BBQ sauce


  1. Rinse and pat dry the pork. In a bowl, combine brown sugar, salt, smoked paprika, and black pepper. Rub spice mixture over all sides of pork. Heat large skillet on medium high heat. Add oil and sear all sides of pork, about 2 minutes on each side. Then remove pork from pan and set aside.
  2. Layer sliced onions over the bottom of the slow cooker. Sprinkle the minced garlic on top. Place pork on top then pour mike's hard pink lemonade into the slow cooker.
  3. Cover and cook on high for 5-6 hours on high or on low for 10-12 hours. Cooking times will vary depending on the size and power of your slow cooker. If cooking on high, flip the pork halfway through cooking so the pork will be cooked evenly all the way through. When the pork is super tender and falls apart when shredded with a fork, then you know it’s perfect!
  4. There will be lots of pork juices in the slow cooker. You can either drain some of it first before you shred, or you can shred the pork in the juices first so the pork can soak up the moisture and then remove any excess.

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