I'm a fan of mulling spices used in wine and cider, but I can't think of any similar fragrant plants that grow in my neck of the woods. Mulling spices I'm thinking of are allspice, clove, cinnamon, and nutmeg. I think all of those grow in southeast Asia and generally warm places.
Are there any plants I could replace those seasonings with, that can grow in northern USA, zone 5/6? I figure mulled cider and mulled wine is a northern drink that is not too fancy, so there must be some 'local' analogues. At the same time, perhaps mulled drinks are relatively fancy and could only be made with spices brought from afar.