Grenadine is a red pomegranate and red currant based syrup that gives a sweet taste to cocktails and a red to pink color. Some manufacturers now make using various sweet, fruity syrups and artificial coloring.
Grenadine syrup is sold in bottles and is a red liquid.
Selecting and Buying
Do not buy syrup with broken or damaged containers.
Do not buy display bottles for direct sunlight will affect the taste of the syrup.
Preparation and Use
Mostly used in cocktail drinks.
How to make:
1 part Pure Pomegranate Juice (POM or other brand)
2 parts Sugar
French Orange Flower Water
Heat the juice over a very low flame and mix in the sugar in batches until it is completely dissolved and the syrup is clear. Remove 3/4 of syrup from the stove, and heat the remaining 1/4 over a medium flame until it is reduced by half. When this is done, add to the rest of the syrup. (The reason for this step is to obtain a balance of depth and brightness in the finished product).
Add approximately six drops each of orange flower water and rose water — just enough to accent the syrup without becoming prominent notes.
To keep the syrup for many months, add an ounce of vodka and store in the fridge.
Conserving and Storing
Keep in cool and dry place. Do not put in direct sunlight or near radiator. Keep it in air tight container.