In my Fall/Winter newsletter, I included a simple recipe for hot, mulled, that is, spiced, apple cider.
One local Hoopestonite almost refused to take the newsletter, after stopping in my shop because she wasn't sure if it weren't "witchcraft." I told her, read it and make up your mind.
She came back later that afternoon to ask me some herbal questions.
Now, the following link is about hot alcoholic drinks with spices. Personally, I find hot apple cider WITHOUT rum to be quite nice.
BTW, we do sell mulling spices.
Hot Holiday Drinks