For the best flavor, be sure to make this the night before!!!!
5 whole allspice berries
5 whole cloves
3 cinnamon sticks
2 cups sugar
1. Place spices in a spice bag – I get mine at World Market Cost Plus. Place in medium size sauce pan along with cranberries and water.
2. Bring to a boil, and cook until berries start bursting – about 10 minutes. Remove spice bag (if you’re making Apple Cider for the same meal – don’t discard it! Reuse it!).
3. Reduce heat to low and add sugar. Continue to cook until sugar is dissolved (about 5 minutes). Remove from heat and cool. Place in refrigerator overnight (the MINIMUM amount of time to allow the flavors to develop would be 8 hours, but honestly, it really “comes into its own” after about 12 hours in the fridge).