GRENADINE GRANDMOTHER

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

Preparation:

  • 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