Make a double batch of this simple drink recipe for cold-weather parties.
½ gal. cider
2 stick cinnamon
2 star anises
3 strip orange peel
½ c. rum
In large saucepot, combine cider, cinnamon sticks, star anise, and orange peel.
Heat on medium until just bubbling. Cover; remove from heat.
Let stand 1 hour. Reheat on medium. Stir in rum, if desired.