Tropical Winter Warmer Recipe

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While raising our family, we lived in a chalet on a lake. Winter morning were cold and frosty, so I'd often prepare this warm beverage. It's full of vitamins to give you energy on busy days. —Patricia Slater, Baldwin, Ontario
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES: 8 servings


  • 1 quart apple cider or juice
  • 1 to 1-1/4 cups packed brown sugar
  • 1 cinnamon sticks (3 inches)
  • 12 whole cloves
  • 2 cups grapefruit juice
  • 2 cups orange juice

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 214 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 24mg sodium, 54g carbohydrate (51g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.


  1. In a large saucepan, combine cider and brown sugar. Cook and stir over medium heat until sugar is dissolved. Add cinnamon and cloves; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 5 minutes. Add grapefruit and orange juices; heat through (do not boil). Discard cinnamon and cloves before serving. Yield: 2 quarts.
Originally published as Tropical Winter Warmer in Taste of Home's Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook Annual 2001, p28

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