Homemade Grenadine

Photo: Spencer Staats
Prep Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
8 mins
Makes about 11/2 cups

It helps put the sun in a Tequila Sunrise and stars other classic cocktails. Grenadine is a pomegranate juice-based syrup that's very easy to make at home. Why bother? Well store-bought grenadine contains high-fructose corn syrup and various artificial colors and preservatives. Our two-ingredient grenadine has more fruit flavor and less sugar.


  • 2 cups pomegranate juice

  • ½ cup granulated sugar


  1. Bring pomegranate juice and sugar to a boil in a medium saucepan. Reduce heat, and simmer to thicken slightly, about five minutes. Let cool and transfer to a clean jar or bottle. Grenadine will keep, covered and refrigerated, for up to 1 month.

Cook's Notes

Recipe can easily be halved or doubled.

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