In a large saucepan, bring cranberries and water to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer for 5-7 minutes or until berries pop. Stir in the remaining ingredients; return to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 25-30 minutes.
Strain through cheesecloth; discard pulp and cinnamon sticks. Serve warm. Yield: 3 quarts.