Bring the maple syrup and water to a boil in a small saucepan with the cinnamon stick, cloves, and nutmeg. Let cool; discard the cinnamon stick and cloves. Combine with hard apple cider, rum, pomegranate seeds, apple, VAIN vanilla and orange slices. Serve chilled.
Note: Can also use Sparkling Apple Cider for a refreshing less-alcoholic drink.