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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
Servings: 24 servings
Calories: 87kcal
Author: Stefani


  • 4 cups pomegranate juice
  • 2 cups granulated sugar


  • 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.
  • 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 won't be quite as red as Rose's, so you can add food coloring if you'd like just before bottling it. 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