An old family recipe I invented a few years ago.
Stick cloves into orange, spreading them out evenly around the orange. Slice the orange four times so some of the juice will come out while it cooks.
Pour gallon of apple juice into a large pot. Bring to a low boil.
Add brown sugar, freshly ground nutmeg, ginger powder, cinnamon sticks, and clove-filled orange.
Simmer for four hours on low heat.
While serving, pour about a half shot of rum or brandy into each mug before pouring in one cup of cider.