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12-11-2012, 12:04 AM
1 pt. cranberry juice
2 qt. apple juice or cider
1 orange, studded with cloves
1 tsp whole allspice
3 stick cinnamon
1 tsp aromatic bitters
1 cup rum + large pinch sugar; I use Myers' Dark but use what you like
OR 3/4 cup molasses

Mix all (if you use molasses, stir it to blend). Heat on low heat, covered (I use a crock-pot) for 6-8 hours.
You can leave the orange in as a decoration; I prefer to remove the cloves and squeeze the OJ into the mix. Serve warm.

If the smell while you're cooking it doesn't yell "CHRISTMAS!" - you have a really bad cold :)

You can also replace the cranberry juice and cider with equal parts claret and port, or so I am told. I haven't tried that version myself.