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Pomegranate Syrup (Grenadine)


Homemade grenadine adds distinctive flavor and color to drinks, fruit mixtures, sauces, and desserts and makes a great gift during the holiday season. For a festive holiday aperitif, add 1 or 2 tablespoons to sparkling wine; drop a few fresh or frozen seeds to each glass.


  • 1 cup pomegranate juice
  • 1/2 cup sugar


  1. In a small saucepan, combine pomegranate juice and sugar. Bring to a boil over high heat, stirring until the sugar is dissolved; boil for 1 minute.
  2. Remove from heat and cool.
  3. Cover and refrigerate for up to 2 weeks.
  4. Freeze, in airtight containers, for up to 3 months.

Yield: 16 servings; 1 1/4 cups | Prep: 5 min.
Cook: 5 min. plus cooling time

This recipe serves 16 people. Due to the nature of this recipe, it adjusts the number of servings in multiples of 16 only.

Per serving: calories 30, fat 0.0g, 0% calories from fat, cholesterol 0mg, protein 0.0g, carbohydrates 7.8g, fiber 0.0g, sugar 7.1g, sodium 0mg, diet points 1.1

Dietary Exchanges: Milk: 0.0, Vegetable: 0.0, Fruit: 0.1, Bread: 0.0, Lean meat: 0.0, Fat: 0.0, Sugar: 0.4, Very lean meat protein: 0.0

Recipe used with permission from the Pomegranate Council.


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