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:
In association with Rachael Ray at www.rachaelray.com