Clementine & Cinnamon Juice

I had been wanting to make a jug of clementine juice eversince I bought a big batch of the fruit but I just didn't have any idea on what to mix them with.  I love clementines as a fruit, as a base for dessert & as a condiment to meat & fish.  I have embarked on different recipes around this wonderful fruit but I remained clueless about one of the basic things.  Juice.  So while browsing the internet, I found a very interesting juice recipe in Priya's blog combining clementine juice with cinnamon.   Being a bit peculiar because of its cinnamon syrup, I was unsure whether my family would like it.   I was confident that I would like it because cinnamon is one thing I can't resist.  Ever.  Put cinnamon on anything and I would eat it.

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.   


Clementine & Cinnamon Juice

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 tablespoons sugar
  • 3 cups water
  1. Boil 3 cups of water with 3 small sticks of cinnamon.  Add the sugar.  Simmer until reduced to half.  Let it cool.  Discard the cinnamon sticks.
  2. Squeeze the clementines.  They should yield 2 cups of juice.
  3. Mix the juice, water and the cooled cinnamon syrup. 
  4. Serve cold.