10 whole cloves
8 cardamom pods, lightly crushed
8 whole allspice berries
2 whole star anise pods
1 (64 fluid ounce) bottle apple cider
16 fluid ounces cranberry juice cocktail
1/4 cup brown sugar
2 cinnamon sticks
4 1/8 inch piece fresh ginger, cut into thin slices
10 fluid ounces bourbon
10 2-inch strips orange peel
Tie cloves, cardamom pods, allspice berries, and star anise together in a cheesecloth sachet.
Combine apple cider, cranberry juice, and brown sugar together in a pot; bring to a simmer. Add cinnamon sticks, ginger, and spice sachet to cider mixture and steep for 20 minutes.
Pour 1 fluid ounce bourbon into each mug and top off with spiced cider. Rub the edge of each mug with orange peel and drop into the drink.