Pomegranate Syrup

Make DIY grenadine like a pro bartender

There's a reason most bars make their own grenadine—and you should, too. Pomegranate syrup, aka grenadine, is a key ingredient for a wide range of cocktails, from the classic Jack Rose to Kir-style sparkling drinks. House-made grenadine, unlike the store-bought stuff, gives drinks a rosy hue and vibrant, fruity flavor. The orange-blossom water adds extra aromaticsbut can be omitted if you prefer.

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Recipe from the Tasting Table Test Kitchen for Crate and Barrel

Pomegranate Syrup
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Do like the pro bartenders do and make your own pomegranate syrup, aka grenadine, from scratch.
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Total time: 20 minutes
  • 1 cup pomegranate juice
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 teaspoon orange-blossom water
  1. In a small saucepan over medium heat, combine the pomegranate juice and sugar. Stir until the sugar dissolves. Remove from the heat and cool to room temperature.
  2. Stir in the orange-blossom water. Use immediately, or store in a bottle or container with a cover in the refrigerator for up to 1 month. Crate and Barrel provided the product featured here and sponsored this post.
Calories per Serving 280
Total Fat 0.1 g
Saturated Fat 0.0 g
Trans Fat 0.0
Cholesterol 0.0 mg
Total Carbohydrates 72.1 g
Dietary Fiber 0.0 g
Total Sugars 71.8 g
Sodium 4.4 mg
Protein 0.1 g
The information shown is Edamam’s estimate based on available ingredients and preparation. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.
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