How to make Grenadine
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
Glass bottle (for storage)
Take the fresh pomegranates and remove their seeds. If you're using pomegranate juice skip to step 4.
Add the seeds to a pan and cover with water. Bring to the boil, then simmer for 5 minutes stirring constantly.
Pour the mixture through a linen cloth. You will be left with lovely fresh pomegranate juice to use in the next step!
Pour the Pomegranate juice into a pan. Bring to the boil and then simmer until the volume of liquid has reduced by half.
Add the sugar and stir until dissolved.
Remove the liquid from heat and let it cool.
Bottle up your yummy grenadine syrup!
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!
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)