Homemade Grenadine Syrup Recipe

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  • Total: 30 mins
  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 20 mins
  • Yield: 1 Pint (32 servings)

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.


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

Steps 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.

  6. Reduce heat and simmer for 10 to 15 minutes.

  7. Cool to room temperature.

  8. 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.