Wassail is a classic warm holiday drink made for a crowd. It's non-alcoholic however can easily be spiked with bourbon or rum to suit your tastes!
Combine all the ingredients in a large pot. Bring to a low simmer and allow to simmer for 20-30 minutes for the flavors to blend.
Strain into serving mugs and serve warm.
The original recipe which is from the early 1970's called for '1/2 a small package' of Red Hots. Since then multiple sizes of Red Hots and cinnamon imperials are available. The estimated amount is 2-3 ounces, or half of a 5.5 ounce package in current sizing.