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How to make Grenadine

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Grenadine is a non-alcoholic syrup commonly used in cocktails and baking. You can buy it in the shops but home made versions are much tastier!
What you'll need: 
5 fresh pomegranates or 500ml Pomegranate juice (make sure it's unsweetened)
200g white sugar
Saucepan
Glass bottle (for storage)
1: 
Take the fresh pomegranates and remove their seeds. If you're using pomegranate juice skip to step 4.
2: 
Add the seeds to a pan and cover with water. Bring to the boil, then simmer for 5 minutes stirring constantly.
3: 
Pour the mixture through a linen cloth. You will be left with lovely fresh pomegranate juice to use in the next step!
4: 
Pour the Pomegranate juice into a pan. Bring to the boil and then simmer until the volume of liquid has reduced by half.
5: 
Add the sugar and stir until dissolved.
6: 
Remove the liquid from heat and let it cool.
7: 
Bottle up your yummy grenadine syrup!
Conclusion: 
If you want to give your fantastic new syrup a go, but aren't sure how to use it in drinks, have a look at my links to my recipes which include it as an ingredient (listed below). Happy cocktailing!
Tips: 
The grenadine will keep for around a week
To preserve the grenadine for longer add vodka as a preservative
If you add vodka the grenadine will keep well in a container in the freezer (it won't freeze because of the alcohol content)

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