This seems almost too easy. On my to do list.
“The name “grenadine” comes from the French word grenade which means pomegranate.”(Wikipedia). I had no idea grenadine syrup was supposed to be pomegranate flavored! Curious, I looked into the ingredients of one of the most popular brands of grenadine (you know who I’m talking about):
High Fructose Corn Syrup, Water, Citric Acid, Natural and Artificial Flavors, Sodium Citrate, Sodium Benzoate (Preservative)Red 40, Blue 1.
Here’s how to make it at home (borowed from The Cupcake Project):
1. Buy a bottle of pomegranate juice. This is becoming more popular and should be easy to find. POM is a popular but very expensive brand. I was able to find some 100% organic pomegranate juice for much cheaper.
2. Bring 4 cups of pomegranate juice (the whole 32oz bottle) to a boil.
3. Lower heat and simmer until it reduces in half. You can let it reduce more that half if you want it to be a bit thicker. This process took about 15 minutes.
4. Add 2 cups of sugar and let it dissolve.
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