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
Yield: 1½ cups
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
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.
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