My mother in law makes this and it’s amazing!

 Cook Time: 120
Prep Time: 15
1/2 gallon (8c) apple cider
1 pint (2c) cranberry juice
3/4 cup sugar (optional)
1 tsp. whole allspice
3 sticks cinnamon
Lemon, halved and studded with cloves
Orange slices from two small oranges
1 teaspoon salt
1-1/2 cup rum (or MORE!)

Combine all ingedients in large pot or crock pot
Bring to a boil and simmer for a few hours.
Tip – Add the alcohol late so it keeps it’s potency – or pour rum into cups and then add wassel.
Makes: 3 quarts

From the Christmas Lover’s Handbook, 1985


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