Pour 12 cups of apple juice into a large pot. Set on the stove and turn the burner to warm.
Stir in 1 Tablespoon ground or grated cinnamon, 1 Tablespoon of honey, 1 teaspoon vanilla extract, and approximately 15 whole cloves. Don’t worry, you will strain those bad boys out later.
Warm on low for 30 minutes or more. The juice will concentrate and sweeten, so the longer it’s on there, the sweeter it will be.
Serve hot or cold, but pour the cider through a strainer to catch out those whole cloves before drinking. If you want to sneak some (low in nickel) in after you’re done warming, we’ll pretend not to see.