Turns out that homemade grenadine is a quick & easy item to whip up in the kitchen. At the local market after not being able to find the grenadine on the shelf my Hubby asked a worker in the wine & liquor aisle. What resulted was the best advice for a true grenadine and addition to a drink or dish ever. I mean EVER.
What You Need:
Pomegranate Cherry Juice
How to Put it Together:
Take equal parts white granulated sugar & pomegranate cherry juice (we use POM pomegranate cherry juice). IF you want you can do 1 cup of pomegranate juice to every 1/2 cup of sugar, it WILL taste great still. Stir for about a minute until the sugar dissolves into the juice. It will be a dark color of heavenly sweetness wafting up to your nose. I had never known such a delicate balance of goodness could exist in a liquid, especially one I equate with being an overly bright red sweetness that reminds me of overeating in a candy store.
You MUST refrigerate the grenadine for storage after you make it. It cannot be left out for storage.
This grenadine however makes that bastardized version of red dye & corn syrup run & hide in shame. I was not prepared to realize that every fancy drink with a orange slice, umbrella, or fancy plastic pirate sword was lying with its fake version of grenadine. Instead the real thing will knocked my socks off. My Hubby who is the anti-grenadine man was also won over & that means a lot.