actually, i never knew WHAT the flavor of grenadine was. i only knew i liked it.
not as common in indiana, grenade (f), is french for pomegranate. with pomegranate juice on sale at my local grocery store this fall, i had to try this homemade grenadine syrup. the flavor is definitely a departure from artificial grenadine, and i like it all the more.
note: i traded this at the indy food swap; it keeps for quite a while in the refrigerator and would make a fabulous birthday, holiday, or anytime gift!
Yield: 32 servings of 1 tbsp each
Nutrition: 29 calories, 7 carbs per serving
4 cups POM Wonderful Pomegranate juice
1/2 cups sugar
2 tsp lemon juice
Place all of the ingredients in a sauce pan. Bring the pomegranate juice to a boil, reduce heat to low, and simmer until it reduces by half (approximately 45 minutes). Let cool and place in a glass jar; refrigerate until ready to use. Use the Grenadine to make Pomegranate Mimosas, Singapore Slings, or a Tequila Sunrise. Or, if you are in a French mood, make a Diabolo Grenadine by adding a tablespoon of grenadine to 8 oz of lemon-lime soda.