This is a absolute favorite cocktail of mine during the holidays. Right on the stove so the entire house smells like Christmas. Now the best part is, if you don't keep a lot of alcohol around the house but still want to make the recipe, buy the smaller bottles. They have the little travelers size and the small nips (I call them airplane bottles), I think everyone knows what I mean. Now it is already non-alcoholic, so it is a great drink for everyone since the alcohol is added at the end. The juice does reduce a little, so you don't end up with as much as you think. For a party of 8, and everyone is drinking, I usually double this batch. It is great chilled over ice as well for any leftovers. You can always keep this warm in a crock pot too which makes it good for parties. Try adding some sparkling wine or non alcohol wine to this after it is chilled for a nice light cocktail if you don't want it warm. Note: you can make a pretty presentation by making a small tray with the crock pot, mugs, a bowl of the cranberries, oranges slices and a small pitcher of the rum brandy mixture and people can help themselves. I do that quite often and always goes over good. I always serve one once, so people can see how I do it, and then they know how to put it together.