We spiked this punch with dark rum, but it's equally nice with bourbon. Or omit the bourbon altogether for an alcohol-free version of this warming beverage.
2 quarts apple cider
1 quart cranberry juice cocktail
1/2 cup honey
18 whole allspice
8 whole cloves
4 (4-inch) cinnamon sticks
1/2 vanilla bean, split lengthwise
3 (1-inch-wide) strips orange rind
3 (1-inch-wide) strips lemon rind
1 1/4 cups plus 2 tablespoons dark rum
How to Make It
Combine cider, cranberry juice, and honey in a 6-quart electric slow cooker. Place allspice, cloves, and cinnamon sticks on a double layer of cheesecloth. Gather edges of cheesecloth together; tie securely, and place in slow cooker. Add vanilla bean and citrus rinds; cover and cook on LOW 5 hours.
Remove sachet, vanilla bean, and citrus rinds from slow cooker; discard. Pour in rum, and reduce temperature to WARM. Cover; serve directly from slow cooker.