Grenadine

A classic sweet and tart cocktail sweetener.

Historically made from tart-sweet pomegranate juice and sugar, grenadine is perhaps the most enduring in the category of concentrated fruit syrups that were popular cocktail ingredients in the late 19th century. The name most likely comes from France, a translation of the word pomegranate (grenade), which is also the country that cocktail historians speculate first gave rise to the syrup’s popularity. Today, grenadine makes an appearance in cocktails such as the Pink Lady, Mexican Firing Squad and non-alcoholic drinks such as the Shirley Temple.

Ingredients

Yield: 1 cup

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup pomegranate juice (fresh or POM)

Directions
  1. Add sugar and pomegranate juice to a small sauce pan and set over low heat.
  2. Stir over low heat until sugar dissolves into juice.
  3. Let cool, bottle and refrigerate.
  4. Keeps for 2 weeks refrigerated.

Tagged: pomegranate, syrup

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