Not long ago, I picked out a recipe for a tasty-sounding drink that called for grenadine, traditionally a pomegranate syrup. When I picked up a bottle at my liquor store, I was unpleasantly surprised to discover that the ingredients consisted almost entirely of high fructose corn syrup and artificial food coloring. There was no mention of pomegranate, any other fruit, or anything you'd really want to ingest. A quick internet search led me to a recipe for grenadine on thekitchn.com, and it just couldn't be easier:
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Simmer and stir for about 15-20 minutes. Let cool to room temperature. That should make enough for about 8 drinks (and it halves or doubles easily, if needed).
- 1 cup unsweetened pomegranate juice (I used Pom... just make sure it is 100% pomegranate juice)
- 1/2 cup sugar