Homemade Grenadine

by beth on July 4, 2010

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.

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What You Need:

Pome­gran­ate Cherry Juice

Sugar

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.

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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.

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1 Stef July 13, 2010 at 6:39 pm

Interesting. I bet the pomegranate cherry juice would be tasty. I make it with straight pomegranate juice. http://www.cupcakeproject.com/2008/01/how-to-make-grenadine-and-why-you.html

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2 beth July 13, 2010 at 10:03 pm

I love your blog! I think the pomegranate cherry juice gives it a tasty punch, definitely glad our local market man recommended using it.

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