La grenadine is a red syrup made from pomegranate juice, sugar and lemon.
Still made in some Mediterranean countries (Spain, Maghreb, etc.), today it is most often a blend of 10% red fruit juice (raspberries, blackcurrants, currants, elderberries, strawberries) and vanilla with a little lemon juice. If we use fruit extracts, we are talking about syrups flavored with grenadine. In Belgium, it is a “flavored lemonade” (sweet drink, red in color, flavored, without a trace of pomegranate).
In cocktails, grenadine syrup is often used to form gradations like the baby pink (grenadine syrup with milk), Monaco ((blond beer with lemonade and a background of grenadine), Grenadine diabolo (grenadine syrup with lemonade), Shirley Temple (lemon / lime flavored soft drink with grenadine)…
Easy and quick to make, soft and refreshing, it's perfect for quenching your thirst all day long.
|Level of difficulty: easy|
|Preparation time : 30 min|
|Ingredients: about 500 ml of syrup|
|4 beautiful pomegranates (500 ml of juice)|
|250 g cane sugar|
|25 ml of lemon juice|
- Cut the outline of the pomegranates in the middle.
- Do not push in too far to avoid damaging the seeds.
- Open with hands.
- Cut each half in half again.
- Shell the pomegranates and collect in a bowl.
- Place the large seeds in the bowl of the blender and mix well.
- Filter the juice obtained and weigh. Pour into a saucepan.
- Add half the sugar.
- Combine the pomegranate juice and sugar and put on medium heat, stirring occasionally until boiling.
- Lower the heat and continue boiling for 15 minutes while stirring to avoid caramelization.
- Once cooked, add the lemon juice and mix.
- Laisser refroidir.
- Pour into sterilized glass vials.
- Use and store 3 to 4 weeks in the refrigerator!
Quote about cooking:
“Recipes don't work unless you use your heart! "Dylan jones