Cranberry Orange Wassail

1 thumb of fresh ginger, sliced
12 whole cloves
6 whole allspice berries
8 cups (1/2 gallon) of apple cider
2 cups of cranberry juice
2 cups orange juice
1/3 cup brown sugar
1 medium orange, sliced
1 medium tart apple, sliced
1 medium lemon, sliced
4 cinnamon sticks
1/4 cup of cranberries

brandy, or spiced rum

Combine all ingredients in a crock pot, cover and let simmer on low for a minimum of 3-4 hours before serving.  Garnish with cranberries and citrus peel.  Add water as needed.


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