Perfect for adding color and sweetness, grenadine is a sweet red syrup used in classic cocktails, tempting non-alcoholic drinks and modern libations. Traditional grenadine is made with pomegranate juice and not surprisingly is much better when crafted at home with fresh and organic produce.
Making grenadine by hand allows you to adjust the sweetness and density to a desirable level for cocktails but even more importantly, homemade grenadine does not have fructose corn syrup, sodium and countless preservatives that the store bought bottle shelters.
- 2 cups White Sugar
- 2 cups Unsweetened Pomegranate Juice
- Lemon Peels (from 2 whole lemons)
- Combine sugar and pomegranate juice in a saucepan
- Bring to a boil while occasionally stirring so sugar dissolves completely
- Once the mixture is boiling, add the lemon peels and cook for about 5-10 minutes or until the liquid thickens just a bit
- Remove from heat and allow the mixture to cool completely
- Strain the lemon peels out of the mixture
- Pour in a glass container and keep refrigerated (good for up to a month)