But I hope that doesn't mean this amazing Steamy Sip will be ignored.
I realize this week I'm using terms like "tea", "cappuccino", and now "cider" very loosely. I didn't look them up to ensure proper usage. There just aren't that many terms for warm beverages so I'm just calling them what I want. In this case, "warm juice" neither sounds right nor does this unique spicy nectar justice.
I love this time of year for many reasons. All the yummy citrus is one of the great things. I love grapefruit, but not all of my family does, and I am not one who can eat grapefruit for breakfast day after day. I bought a big bag of Texas grapefruits, because the price was good. I have been wondering how to use them all before they spoil. This warm "tea" was just the answer I was looking for.Warm Grapefruit Cider (print recipe)
2 cups fresh ruby red grapefruit juice (about 4 medium)
2 to 4 T honey (raw, if you have it)
1 cinnamon stick
1/2 tsp allspice berries
In a medium saucepan, combine all ingredients with 1/2 cup water. Bring to a boil over high heat; strain and discard solids. Serve with a grapefruit segment or a strip of zest.
Recipe from the Martha Stewart Show, Jan 2008 via my friend Marna