Many old fashioned and classic cocktails call for grenadine. Grenadine was once a delicious pomegranate based syrup that is now sadly nothing but colored sugar water. I hate fake substitutes in ingredients so making my own made tons of sense.
I recently received a case of POM Wonderful Pomegranate juice from the fine people at POM, and I’ve been itching to make something fun with it. Grenadine seemed perfect, especially since the weather has been warming up which usually means switching from wine to drinking cocktails! Grenadine can be used to make a number of classic cocktails but is probably most widely known in a Tequila Sunrise.
Grenadine recipe in second part of post
4 cups POM Wonderful Pomegranate juice
1/2 cup sugar
2 teaspoons lemon juice
Place all of the ingredients in a sauce pan. Bring juice to a boil, lower the heat and simmer for 45 minutes, or until it reduces by half. Let cool and place in a glass jar and refrigerate until ready to use. Use the Grenadine to make Pomegranate Mimosas, Singapore Slings, or a Tequila Sunrise.