Spice Blend: Wassail

4 cinnamon sticks
9 whole cloves
3 medium pieces crystallized ginger
6 cardamom pods
1/2 cup dried orange peel
1/4 cup golden raisins
Red wine or cider

Place all ingredients except raisins in cheesecloth sachet
Simmer with red wine or cider and raisins
Remove spice bag before serving but leave raisins in wassail.