Recipe to Make Homemade Grenadine

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Recipe to Make Homemade Grenadine

September 30, 2020
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Susan Phillips

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Recipe to Make Homemade Grenadine

Did you know you can make your own homemade grenadine?  Made from fresh pomegranate juice and only two other ingredients, this grenadine recipe is so easy, you’ll be making this all the time and keeping it as a staple in the fridge!  

And it is so much better than the alternative. Store bought grenadine is full of corn syrup and dyes and who knows what else!  

We use the natural color of the beautiful California pomegranate and sweeten it up with sugar.  That’s it!

 

Pomegranate Juice

First we start with fresh pomegranate juice.  Remember when I showed you how to do that?  

If you need a recap, click HERE

 

Making Grenadine

Add equal amounts of juice and sugar to a saucepan and heat over medium heat, stirring frequently to dissolve the sugar and keep the bottom from burning.  I wanted approximately 2 cups of grenadine, so I started with 4 cups of pomegranate juice and 4 cups of sugar.

 

Making Grenadine

Once the mixture starts to heat, allow to simmer and reduce to almost half, about 30 minutes.  The mixture will have thickened a bit.  Allow to cool for about an hour.

 

Once the mixture is cooled, add in the juice of one lime and stir to combine

 

Pouring Grenadine

Pour the cooled grenadine into a container and store in the fridge for up to a month.  

But I doubt it will last that long!

 

Grenadine Recipe

The mixture is perfect for Shirley Temples or any cocktail that calls for grenadine, including this Tequila Sunrise from Mom4Real

 

Shirley Temple

I made my kiddos their favorite drink and they LOVED the homemade grenadine!  

I added a fresh, California strawberry to the top, because, ya know… California has year-round strawberries! 

 

Did you know California produces more than 90 percent of the pomegranates within the United States?  

True story!

 

Grenadine Recipe

Let’s make this grenadine recipe STAT!

 

Grenadine Recipe

Homemade Grenadine Recipe

California Grown
We use the natural color of the beautiful California pomegranate and sweeten it up with sugar.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 45 mins
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Servings 16 ounces

Ingredients
  

  • 32 oz pomegrante juice
  • 4 cups white sugar
  • 1 whole lime, juiced

Instructions
 

  • Add the pomegranate juice and sugar to a heavy saucepan and heat over medium heat until sugar dissolves. Bring to a simmer and simmer for about 30 minutes or until reduced by about half. Sauce should be thickened a bit.
  • Allow to cool for at least an hour. Once cooled, add the lime juice and pour the sauce into a storage container that is easy to pour from.

Notes

Use in cocktails and Shirley Temples for the kiddos!
Keyword grenadine, pomegranate

 

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