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Grenadine (Pomegranate Simple Syrup)

5 from 7 votes
Time: 10 minutes
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This 2 ingredient Grenadine recipe, also known as Pomegranate Simple Syrup, is made with pomegranate juice and granulated sugar. It is bright red, sweet yet tart, and easy to make. This syrup tastes great in mocktails, lemonades, and bubbly sodas.

If you like fruity flavors try my Strawberry Simple Syrup, or browse all of them here.

This Grenadine recipe, or as I like to call it Pomegranate Simple Syrup, is a staple item on my bar cart. I love how it takes 10 minutes to make, lasts weeks (meaning lots of delicious mocktails), and the flavor is out of this world.

Ditch the store bought grenadine and go for homemade. Let’s make it!

Looking for other sweet, red simple syrup options? Try my fruity Strawberry Simple Syrup or this holiday Spiced Cranberry Syrup.

What is Grenadine Syrup?

Grenadine is a pomegranate simple syrup made using equal parts pomegranate juice and sugar. In fact, the word grenadine comes from the French translation grenade, which means pomegranate.

A lot of people think it is made with cherry juice, but it is pomegranate. This misconception came from the popular Shirley Temple and because it was garnished with a cherry many thought that was the fruit flavor in it.

Ingredients in Grenadine Syrup (Pomegranate Simple Syrup)

  • Pomegranate Juice: Make sure you are using 100%, sugar free pomegranate juice. I like to use POM Wonderful.
  • Sugar: You can use either granulated or cane sugar. I use whatever I have on hand at the time.

You will also need a small saucepan and an airtight container or swing top bottle to store your syrup!

How to Make This Grenadine Recipe at Home

  1. Add the pomegranate juice and sugar to a small saucepan.
  2. Heat the mixture on medium, stirring occasionally, until the sugar has completely dissolved (do not let the mixture come to a boil).
  3. Cool the pomegranate simple syrup to room temperature.
  4. Pour into an airtight glass jar or container.
  5. Refrigerate it for up to three months.

PRO TIP: Freeze the pomegranate simple syrup into cubes and in a plastic bag. They will last up to a year in the freezer and double as an ice cube!

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Frequently Asked Questions About This Grenadine Recipe

Why would I make my own when its cheap to buy at the store?

Most bottled grenadines you find at the grocery store do not even contain pomegranate juice. They are filled with artificial flavors, high fructose corn syrup, dyes, and preservatives that are not good for us.

How much grenadine should I use in my drink?

A great rule to follow is for every 1 cup add 1-2 tablespoons of grenadine. Add 1 tablespoon first and then test your drink before adding more. Don’t add much more than 2 tablespoons or your drink will be super sugary and sweet.

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Grenadine (Pomegranate Simple Syrup)

Elizabeth Swoish
This Grenadine recipe, also known as Pomegranate Simple Syrup, is bright red, sweet yet tart. It is so easy, requires only two ingredients, and takes 10 minutes to make. Add it to mocktails, lemonades, and bubbly sodas.
5 from 7 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Course Beverage
Servings 16
Calories 57 kcal




  • To a small saucepan add the pomegranate juice and sugar.
    Pomegranate juice and sugar being added to a saucepan.
  • Heat the mixture over medium and occasionally stir until the sugar has completely dissolved. Remove from heat and allow it to cool to room temperature.
    Pomegranate juice and sugar in a pot simmering on the stove.
  • Pour into an airtight glass jar or container and refrigerate.
    Cooled grenadine syrup, pomegranate simple syrup, being poured into a large glass container.



Storing Information:

  • Refrigerated in an airtight glass jar or container, up to three months.
  • Freeze into cubes and then in a plastic bag, up to a year.

Metric conversions are calculated automatically. I cannot guarantee the accuracy of this information.

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By Elizabeth Swoish on May 19th, 2022
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About Elizabeth Swoish

Elizabeth Swoish is the founder and CEO of Entirely Elizabeth. She is a self-taught foodie and mocktail enthusiast with a business degree in data analysis. Read Elizabeth's food journey or connect on your favorite social media channels.

9 thoughts on “Grenadine (Pomegranate Simple Syrup)”

  1. 5 stars
    I LOVE pomegranate! I actually used this simple syrup on top of vanilla ice cream the other day and it was amazing. That said, it’s such a bright flavor I also can’t wait to get festive and use it with some Christmas cocktails too!

  2. 5 stars
    Our family has been on a bit of a mocktail kick and I decided to try to make my own grenadine. I am so glad I followed your recipe. Our kids loved their drinks!

  3. 5 stars
    Little confession, I have never had grenadine before! But omg it is so good! Gonna keep a bottle around at all times now! I love adding it to my water while working. Thank you for introducing me to something so delicious!


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