8 whole black peppercorns
6 whole allspice
6 whole cloves
2 cinnamon sticks, 3" each
4 quarts apple cider
2 quarts cranberry juice


Tie spice in a cheesecloth spice bag, leaving a good length of string. Pour cider and cranberry juice into a large pot and add bag of spices, leaving string on outside of pot. Bring to a boil, slowly. Reduce to simmer, keeping pot partially covered. Ladle into cups.