Grenadine Syrup


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.


Other names: Grenadine
Translations: Sīrups no granātābolu sulas, Baštenski karanfil, Thuốc ho, Grenadyna, अनार का शर्बत, Granadina, Гренадин, Λεπτό ύφασμα, الغرينادين, 석류 시럽, Hedvábná látka, Grenadin, 格雷娜, Granadina, Hodvábna látka, Granatina, רימונים, Баштенски каранфил, グレナディン, Granadina, Гренадін, Сироп от нар

Physical Description

Grenadine syrup is sold in bottles and is a red liquid.

Colors: red

Tasting Notes

Flavors: pomegranate, cherry
Beverage complements: Cocktails, Alcoholic beverages

Selecting and Buying

Seasonality: january, february, march, april, may, june, july, august, september, opctober, november, december
Choosing: Check the bottles for expiration date.

Do not buy syrup with broken or damaged containers.

Do not buy display bottles for direct sunlight will affect the taste of the syrup.

Buying: You can buy Grenadine Syrup at your nearest grocery or liquor store. May be bought with a small amount of alcohol (about 5 proof) or without alcohol.

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
Rose 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.

Cleaning: Any cleaning is performed by processor in making the syrup.

Conserving and Storing

Keep in cool and dry place. Do not put in direct sunlight or near radiator. Keep it in air tight container.


History: Takes its name from grenade (French). First printed reference in English was in 1852.



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