This homemade apple grapefruit cider, is fragrant with infused grapefruit, cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves, offers sweet sipping and the glow of a healing elixir on cold fall evenings.
Enjoying an abundance of apples this season either from your own tree or recent apple picking adventure? Consider trying my vegan slow-baked apple slices (the best part of a pie or crisp without the crust!)
Homemade Apple Grapefruit Cider:
- 30 ounces of freshly pressed apple juice (approximately 12 small apples or 8 large apples)
- 1 organic grapefruit
- 3 cinnamon sticks (extra for serving)
- 1/4 teaspoon organic allspice
- Breville Juicer
- Spoon or strainer
Use a juicer to extract the apple juice, following manufacturer guidelines. As you juice, thick froth will start to collect at the top of the liquid. Rather than mixing it in, remove as much as you can with a spoon. Consider also straining your juice to keep too much fiber from filtering in.
Wash, then slice the grapefruit into thin rounds.
Place the extracted juice, grapefruit slices, cinnamon sticks and allspice in a saucepan on the stove.
Set the heat to low, letting the concoction slowly cook for about 30 minutes. The liquid should never simmer, only steam.
Serve this homemade apple grapefruit cider hot with additional cinnamon sticks or grapefruit slice for garnish.
A note for your collected apple cores post juicing: save your cores and any peels remaining from your apples to make your own apple cider vinegar, which can be diluted and applied as a toner to reduce redness and relieve breakouts, consumed with water to stimulate digestion or even used as an occasional hair wash. Remaining apple pulp can also be mixed with Manuka honey and unsweetened coconut yogurt for a DIY hydrating face mask (let it sit on your skin for 10-15 minutes; then remove with coconut or jojoba oil). Apples have long been used in skincare because they are inflammatory by nature, containing pectin, malic and tartaric acid.
Disclaimer: material presented on this website should not be considered medical advice. Always speak to your doctor or qualified health provider to determine what’s right for your health plan.