If you use Grenadine to sweeten up your cocktails or drinks, (gotta love a good shirley temple) why not make it yourself at home? It only takes 2 ingredients and 3 easy steps to do it, and because you made it in your own kitchen, you know exactly what's in it. Cut down on excesses of sugar and artificial flavorings found in sodas by whipping up your own carbonated beverage: all it takes is a little of your homemade Grenadine mixed with club soda or sparkling water and voila! There are plenty of other simple, tasty applications for it, so get creative today!


32 oz (4 cups) of pomegranate juice*

2 cups of sugar

*Note: Instead of pomegranate juice, you can use real pomegranates. You'll need about 2 pounds of pomegranates. Separate out the seeds and add them to 2 cups of simmering water. Let them simmer until the seeds just start releasing juice. Then, pour the mixture through a cheesecloth over a bowl and press out their juices. Discard the seeds. If you're using this method, you will probably want to use more sugar - an equal part to however many cups of juice you got out of your pomegranates. 


  1. Bring your pomegranate juice to a boil. Once it reaches boiling point, turn the heat down to a simmer and let your juice reduce until it's thickened to about 2 cups of liquid. (This will take about 12-15 minutes.) If you want a thicker syrup, you can let it simmer down a bit more.
  2. Add the sugar and let it dissolve into your syrup.
  3. Once the sugar's dissolved, just pour it into a bottle of your choice and let it cool or chill in the fridge!

And there you have it! Easy, super simple homemade Grenadine.

  Related Searches on Yummly:

Photo Credits: Serious Eats, Wall Street Journal, Wikipedia

How to Peel Ginger (Hint: Don'T) Recipe
14 Must-Make Cauliflower Recipes Recipe
Broccoli and Cauliflower Recipes Even Kids Will Love Recipe
Hearty, Chunky Soups for a Cold Day Recipe
Healthy, Easy New Ways to Enjoy Salmon Recipe
10 Tasty Ways to Make Canned Tuna Gourmet Recipe
What'S in Season: Fall Vegetables You Can'T Miss Recipe
Crispy, Creamy, and Perfectly Cheesy Gourmet Gratins Recipe
10 Creative New Ways to Cook Salmon Recipe
Cozy Into Fall with Savory Seasonal Soups Recipe
Creamy, Comforting Macaroni and Cheese Recipes Recipe
12 Terrific New Takes on JalapeñO Poppers Recipe
Quick and Easy 5 Ingredient Pastas Recipe
Edible Flowers From the Garden of Eat'N Recipe
Snack Healthy with Homemade Hummus Recipe
Every Dish Is Made Better with Beer Recipe
10 Exceptional Coffee Drinks to Make at Home Recipe
10 Handy Meals Made in a Muffin Tin Recipe
Vegan Appetizers Anyone Will Love Recipe
Simple, Hearty Mexican Dishes for a Crowd Recipe
10 Succulent Salmon Dishes for Healthier Eating Recipe
Appetizer Ideas for the Big Game Recipe
Italian Dishes Minus the Indulgence Recipe
Cozy Chili Recipes and Creative Ways to Enjoy Them Recipe
Fantastic, Flavorful 5-Ingredient Chicken Dinners Recipe
10 Savory Curries You Can Make in a Hurry Recipe
Top 10 Christmas Cookies of the Season Recipe
5 Creative Cinco De Mayo Recipes to Get the Fiesta Started! Recipe
Fun Football Shaped Bites for the Super Bowl Recipe
The Ultimate Super Bowl Appetizer: 5-Layer Football Field Dip Recipe
Complete Your Meal with a Perfect Wine Pairing Recipe
Pass the Chickpeas! 10 Healthy Garbanzo Bean Recipes Recipe
Food Pairings with Sean McKenzie and Dave Matthews Recipe
Top 10 Tips for Winning Dinners! Recipe
From Apples to Kale to Salmon, How to Keep What You Love Fresh Recipe
Cooking with Silk® Recipe