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How To Make Grenadine Syrup
Grenadine is a traditionally used alcohol-free bar syrup recognizable by its deep red color.
It is a preferred cocktail ingredient widely known for its flavor as well as the potential to impart a reddish or pink hue to mixed drinks (cocktails/mocktails) and is traditionally prepared from pomegranate.
Use grenadine syrup in children’s drinks, alcoholic cocktails, desserts, marinades, and other general recipes.
Homemade grenadine syrup is made with pomegranate juice, sugar, and lemon juice, creating the perfect balance of tart and sweet.
In contrast, store-bought grenadine is typically made with little more than high-fructose corn syrup, citric acid, and red food coloring.
There are several effective Grenadine substitutes, including Molasses, Raspberry syrup, and Orgeat syrup. Alternatives to grenadine syrup also include Fruit Juice and Cassis Liqueur.
Grenadine Syrup Recipe
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 min
Author: Ranjeeta Nath Ghai
- 2¼ pounds pomegranates
- 1-pint water
- Sugar syrup
- Red food color (optional)
- Disentangle the seeds from the membranes and skin of the pomegranate.
- Cover pomegranate seeds in a heavy saucepan with 1 pint of water and simmer for about 5 minutes.
- Keep stirring until juice sacs release their juice,
- Place the seeds in a cheesecloth sieve layered with a bowl, pressing the seeds to extract the juice and discard the seeds.
- Measure the strained pomegranate juice and add an equal amount of sugar.
- Now pour it into a saucepan and bring to a boil.
- Reduce heat and simmer for 10 to 15 minutes.
- Cool to room temperature.
- Add food coloring if using it.
- Pour into a decorative stoppered bottle.