2 bottles red wine
10 c. apple cider
1/2 c. packed brown sugar
2 tsp. whole cloves (plus extra for studding the orange)
2 tsp. whole allspice
2 3-inch cinnamon sticks
2 oranges, studded with cloves
Heat wine, cider, sugar, cloves, allspice, cinnamon to boiling, reduce heat. Cover and simmer 20 minutes. Stud oranges with cloves, quarter the oranges, then add to pot. Remove all seasoning except oranges, serve in mugs. Keep it on a low heat on the stovetop.
N.B. I like to use cheesecloth or a cut off toe of nylon stockings to put the cloves, allspice, and cinnamon in; this makes removing them very easy.