Make your own Grenadine
Do you have Rose's Grenadine at your home bar? You do? Well, throw it out immediately. It is not grenadine. It is mostly high-fructose corn syrup and doesn't taste a thing like grenadine. Don't worry, early on I didn't know that either. But when I found out how easy it was to make my own grenadine, I never looked back.
Grenadine is a syrup made primarily from pomegranate juice. Recipes vary, but most include orange blossom water and sugar. Through a bit of tinkering with other's recipes, here is mine. It includes 2 drops of absinthe. I just like a little bit of that herbal essence. But you can omit that if you like.
~ The 200 Drinks Grenadine Recipe ~
POM is a great pomegranate juice you can buy at most grocery stores.
Orange-flower water is harder to find, though I was able to purchase it at my local Whole Foods. You can skip the orange-flower water and absinthe if you are in a bind.
J.B. is the founder of 200 Drinks. He spends most of his day working as a design leader at a large technology company but finds time in his schedule to enjoy a drink and write about it. He lives in Dallas, Texas with his wife, son and pup.