This was a wonderful, warming drink to serve my family during Thanksgiving afternoon. Paired great with the Baked Brie, appetizers and, of course, football.
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1 teaspoon ground allspice
2 teaspoons whole cloves
2 cinnamon sticks
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 large oranges, quartered (keep peel on)
1 gallon high quality apple cider
Optional: Spiced Rum
Place all ingredients in a large stock pot. Bring to a simmer, turn heat down to med/low and heat for 20-30 minutes before serving. The longer is heats, the more intense the flavor becomes (tastes even better reheated the next day).