Homemade Grenadine is way easier than you might think! Grenadine is commonly used in alcoholic drinks to add a little bit sweet, a little bit tart and a little bit color. You can also make non alcoholic drinks too though! Ever had a Roy Rogers or Shirley temple?
My husband thought grenadine was a cherry flavored syrup and some of you may have thought the same. Grenadine is actually from pomegranate juice! Add a little sugar to make a simple syrup and you have a homemade grenadine. So easy!
Why make it at home and not just purchase grenadine already bottled? To avoid preserves and red dyes! It is just a little healthier and tastes much better! You can even take this a step further and use freshly squeezed pomegranate juice. I have never taken on that venture so I don’t know how difficult it is to get the juice from pomegranate but give a try! Why not? The Pom Wonderful juice is 100% juice with no added dyes or preservatives so that is what I like to go with.
Make a Roy Rogers for all the family to enjoy with your homemade grenadine. Pour cola into a glass over ice. Add a splash of grenadine, garnish with a maraschino cherry. Done. My kids always want like 5 cherries in their drink, of course. That’s fine too.
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