Made this for Christmas and the smell alone made it 5 stars, the incredible spicy flavors are made for the holidays. I made this in the crock pot and just let it simmer all afternoon, couldn't be easier. I did cut the sugar to 1 cup and we loved it. Will be making this for New Years too.
We have a simple version of this with just cinnamon and cloves, but I liked this "dressed up" version too. Sort of a Sangria for winter. I had to make it with white wine and I cut down the sugar. Made just one cup for myself and I 'm enjoying it right now. Perfect for cold winter evenings.