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.