Used different ingredients.
Instead of going through all the trouble to buy cinnamon sticks, I used: 1 tsp. Cinnamon, 1/4 tsp. nutmeg, 1/4 tsp. cloves and put that in a pot and stirred until it was hot. - 21 Jul 2008
Everyone who is has tried this thinks it's wonderful! the citris turned it bitter after a few hours so be sure to remove the peels if you're letting it simmer for a long time. - 21 Jul 2008
This was a big hit at my party! The fruit I just sliced and let float (but removed it after about an hour), and I used ground cinnamon (1 tsp) and ground allspice (1/2 tsp). I will definitely be making this again!! - 21 Jul 2008