An ingredient in Shirley Temples, Roy Rogers and Tequila Sunrise cocktails, this sweet red syrup is non-alcoholic but often used by mixologists to give drinks color and sweetness.
Commercial grenadine is largely a mixture of high fructose corn syrup and red coloring — but the real thing is made from pomegranate juice, and it's incredibly simple to make at home. Enjoy it in drinks like our Pomegranate Blueberry Breakfast Smoothie or Pomegranate Caipirinha, splash it into sparkling water or champagne, or pour a generous drizzle over a fresh fruit salad.
Place the pomegranate juice and sugar in a small saucepan and bring to a simmer over medium heat, stirring to dissolve the sugar. Continue simmering, uncovered, for 15 minutes. Let the syrup cool, then transfer to a clean jar, seal tightly and refrigerate for up to 1 month.