Classic Mixology: Cocktail & Mixed Drink Recipes

grenadine

Also Known As:  pomegranate syrup What it is:  Syrup

Traditionally a red syrup used as an ingredient in cocktails, both for its flavor and to give a reddish/pink tinge to mixed drinks. The name "grenadine" comes from the French word grenade. Grenadine was originally prepared from pomegranate juice or cherry juice, and sugar. The characteristic flavor can be obtained from a mixture of blackcurrant juice and other fruit juices with the blackcurrant flavor dominating.

Recipe:  Add equal parts by volume sugar (raw cane sugar) and 100% pomegranate juice to a jar, add a few drops of orange flower water, and shake well until sugar dissolves. Or the sugar and pomegranate juice can brought to a boil and then simmer for 5 minutes. Store in the refrigerator between uses, will keep for a few weeks. Can add small amount of vodka to extend its shelf life.

 

Further reading:  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grenadine
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