homemade grenadine being poured into a bourbon cocktail
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Homemade Grenadine Syrup Recipe

Homemade grenadine is surprisingly easy to make and avoids the high fructose corn syrup and food coloring found in many store-bought versions.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Chilling Time2 hrs
Total Time2 hrs 20 mins
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: grenadine syrup, how to make grenadine
Servings: 24 servings
Calories: 87kcal
Author: Stef


  • 4 cups pomegranate juice
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • red food coloring optional


  • Bring 4 cups of pomegranate juice (a whole 32 fluid ounce bottle) to a boil.
  • Lower heat and bring juice to a slow boil until it reduces in half. You can let it reduce more than half if you want it to be a bit thicker. This process took about 15 minutes.
  • Stir in sugar until dissolved and remove from heat.
  • Optionally, add in food coloring. (I typically leave this off.)
  • Pour into a glass jar and refrigerate.


Pomegranate juice is fairly popular and should be easy to find. POM is a popular but very expensive brand. I was able to find some 100% organic pomegranate juice for much cheaper.
This grenadine recipe won't be quite as red as Rose's, so you can add food coloring if you'd like. It will taste a million times better either way.
Store grenadine in the refrigerator for up to two months.


Calories: 87kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 4mg | Potassium: 89mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 22g | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 5mg | Iron: 1mg