You can easily make this virgin by leaving out the alcohol.
Place the 12 cups of apple cider in a heavy bottom pot on medium heat. Add the whole spices and candied ginger.
Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to maintain a very gentle simmer and let infuse for 30 minutes. Then use the infused cider for mixing your drink.
Place 8 liquid ounces (1 cup) of the infused apple cider in a mug (strain out any whole spices and return them to the pot). Add the bourbon and brandy and finish with a squeeze of fresh lemon juice.
Stir with a cinnamon stick and serve with the stick.