I started with a couple of glasses as a trial. I did some changes to the recipe and I came up with a delicious clementine and cinnamon juice concoction. I would suggest using the cinnamon sticks rather than the powder and to make sure that the cinnamon syrup is really reduced by half before turning off the fire. I didn't time it so just do it by eye.
One empty pitcher after, I had to take note of this third juice concoction that went well with my family. This time however, it was Riccardo and I who drank it glass after glass because cinnamon, like any other spices, is not so popular with the other half of my family.
It is different when it's lukewarm and chilled so I suggest to chill it well before serving.
Yields 4 - 6 glasses
- 10 clementines, juice (makes 2 cups)
- 3 cups water boiled with 3 sticks of cinnamon (boil until reduced to half)
- 3 tbsp. sugar
- 3 cups water
- Boil 3 cups of water with 3 small sticks of cinnamon. Add 3 tbsp. sugar. Simmer until reduced to half. Let it cool. Discard cinnamon sticks.
- Squeeze the clementines. They should yield 2 cups of juice.
- Mix the juice, 3 cups of water and the cooled cinnamon syrup.
- Serve cold.