8 cups fresh Vermont apple cider
4 3-inch cinnamon sticks
10 allspice berries
Combine cider, cinnamon sticks, and allspice berries in a large stainless steel saucepan. Simmer over medium heat for 30 minutes.
Pour hot cider into large cups.
Put a cinnamon stick in each cup as garnish.
Add a shot of rum to each cup, if desired.