Homemade Grenadine Syrup Recipe

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Learn how to make your own grenadine syrup with mixologist and restaurateur Joe Campanale’s recipe.

DIY Grenadine Recipe

Grenadine is a versatile sweetener found in many alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks.  Making your own is simple and an easy way to utilize fresh, homemade ingredients in your favorite cocktail.

One of Joe’s favorite uses for grenadine is a classic Sunday Brunch Mimosa.  He tops off half a glass of orange juice with sparkling wine and pours in a few dashes of grenadine, giving the drink a beautiful ruby color.

Makes about 1 1/2 cups

1 cup pomegranate juice
1 cup sugar
1/4 cup dried hibiscus flowers
2 cinnamon sticks
Dash freshly ground black pepper

In a medium pot over medium heat, bring the juice and sugar up to a bubble, stirring to dissolve sugar.  Reduce the heat to low and add the hibiscus, cinnamon, and black pepper.  Simmer the grenadine, stirring occasionally, for 5 minutes until aromatic.  Remove the pot from the heat and let cool.

Strain the grenadine into an airtight container and store, refrigerated in an airtight container, up to 1 week.

Here, Joe shows you how to make this pomegranate-based sweetener:

http://www.ehow.com/video_10051311_diy-grenadine.html

In association with Rachael Ray at www.rachaelray.com

 

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