Add all the ingredients except the club soda to a pitcher or other container and stir to combine.
Refrigerate until cold.
Place a large ice block into a punch bowl (or fill halfway with large ice cubes).
Add the prepared mixture and the club soda, and stir.
Garnish with lemon and orange half-wheels and grated nutmeg.
*Spiced Simple Syrup INGREDIENTS:
1.5 cups Water
1.5 cups Sugar
2 Star anise pods
1 to 2 Cinnamon sticks
4 to 5 Whole cloves
PREPARATION: Add all the ingredients to a small saucepan. Cook over medium heat, stirring until the sugar fully dissolves. Remove from heat and let stand until cool. Strain, and refrigerate until needed.