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Homemade Grenadine Syrup Recipe

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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.

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes


  • 2-1/4 pounds pomegranates
  • 1 pint water
  • Sugar, see instructions
  • Red food coloring, optional


Separate the pomegranate seeds from the membranes and skin. In a heavy saucepan, cover pomegranate seeds with 1 pint of water and simmer, stirring until juice sacs release their juice, about 5 minutes. Pour through a cheesecloth-layered sieve into a bowl, pressing the juice from the seeds. Discard seeds.

Measure the strained pomegranate juice and add an equal amount of sugar. Pour into saucepan and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 10 to 15 minutes. Cool to room temperature. 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.

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i will never buy grenadine again, Member rottenrenee

i am so glad that i found this recipe, i have been looking for a grenadine syrup that doesn't have any high fructose corn syrup in it, and decided it didn't exist and that i would have to make my own. it was very easy to do, i didn't have cheesecloth so i used a fine mesh metal strainer and pushed a spoon on the seeds to get all the juice out. i used organic cane sugar and no dyes, the color is beautiful on its own. i did a taste test with a mixed drink and the homemade is far superior to the name brand one i have.

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