1. If you want to infuse spice flavors into the drink, add cinnamon sticks, cloves, and star anise into cranberry fruit juice and let it sit in the fridge for 12 hours or overnight. The next day, spice flavors would be infused into the juice. Use it to make the drink.
2. If making a non-alcoholic version with Spite or 7 UP, best to serve the drink fresh, as soon as it’s stirred. Soda will turn flat if stored for a long time.