Homemade Grenadine Syrup Recipe

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  • 30 mins
  • Prep: 10 mins,
  • Cook: 20 mins
  • Yield: 1 Pint (32 servings)
Ratings (5)

Grenadine is a syrup flavored with pomegranates. It may or may not contain alcohol. You can easily make your own non-alcoholic grenadine syrup at home with this recipe.

What You'll Need

  • 2 1/4 pounds pomegranates
  • 1 pint water
  • 1/2 pint sugar (more or less as needed; see instructions)
  • Optional: red food coloring, optional

How to Make It

  1. Separate the pomegranate seeds from the membranes and skin.
  2. In a heavy saucepan, cover pomegranate seeds with 1 pint of water and simmer, stirring until juice sacs release their juice, about 5 minutes.
  3. Pour through a cheesecloth-layered sieve into a bowl, pressing the juice from the seeds. Discard seeds.
  4. Measure the strained pomegranate juice and add an equal amount of sugar.
  5. Pour into saucepan and bring to a boil.
  1. Reduce heat and simmer for 10 to 15 minutes.
  2. Cool to room temperature.
  3. Add food coloring, if using. Pour into a decorative stoppered bottle.

Use grenadine syrup in children's drinks like Shirley Temple or Roy Rogers, in alcoholic cocktails, desserts, marinades, and other general recipes.

Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
Calories 66
Total Fat 2 g
Saturated Fat 1 g
Unsaturated Fat 1 g
Cholesterol 14 mg
Sodium 10 mg
Carbohydrates 6 g
Dietary Fiber 0 g
Protein 5 g
(The nutrition information on our recipes is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate. Individual results may vary.)