Grenadine

Here at American Spirit Whiskey, we're spirituous enthusiasts of grenadine. While it won't prevent malaria or cure the common cold like a certain 18th-century apothecary's bitters, it offers an effective antidote to the summertime humidity here in Georgia. 

During a recent June rendezvous with a longtime friend, we gathered a few tips on creating 2 fresh styles of grenadine: one for the casual grenadine enthusiast and a more involved recipe for the grenadine connoisseur.

IF YOU ARE A CASUAL GRENADINE ENTHUSIAST:

  • 2 parts pomegranate juice
  • 1 part sugar

Combine juice and sugar in air-tight container. Shake vigorously until blended. For better results, heat in saucepan until boiling. Remove from heat. Let stand until cooled to room temperature, then refrigerate.

IF YOU ARE A GRENADINE CONNOISSEUR:

  • 4 cups pomegranate juice
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 oz pomegranate molasses
  • 1 TBS orange flower water

Combine ingredients in saucepan. Heat in saucepan until boiling. Remove from heat. Let stand until cooled to room temperature, then refrigerate, and, of course, enjoy.