What’s the difference between pomegranate juice and Grenadine?

Grenadine is a syrup made with pomegranate juice and sugar. Depending on the manufacturer or home brew, it can be roughly half and half juice and sugar by volume. It is much sweeter than pomegranate juice. A brief check on the ingredients of one of the leading manufacturers of grenadine shows these ingredients on the label as well:

high fructose corn syrup, water, citric acid, sodium citrate, sodium benzoate (preservative), red 40, natural and artificial flavors, and blue 1. Yummy 🙂

That sounds like Rose’s. The Stirrings ingredients are much better: TRIPLE-FILTERED WATER, POMEGRANATE JUICE FROM CONCENTRATE (WATER, POMEGRANATE JUICE CONCENTRATE), CANE SUGAR, CITRIC ACID, NATURAL FLAVOR, PECTIN. But I see what you mean – in pure form, it’s just sweetened pomegranate juice. Now here’s the other question: how much pomegranate juice is actually in pomegranate juice? With cranberry, it’s almost impossible to find the straight stuff, it’s almost always a mix with apple.

It’s actually pretty easy to find pure pomegranate juice. Our local store (not a Whole Foods) has two brands. Pom brand pomegranate juice is available almost everywhere and it’s 100% pomegranate.

I picked some up; that is quite a color – there might be some fun ideas related to that. I made a highball with 1.5 oz rum, 1/2 oz lemon juice, and fill with pomegranate and it didn’t work – basically pomegranate juice. Powerful stuff.

Yeah. It’s tasty but overpowering. That’s why I went to 2.5 oz of tequila 🙂 When you get the mix right, it’s delicious.

Tonight I made a highball inspired by this. 2 oz tequila, 2 oz pomegranate juice, juice of 1/2 lemon (didn’t have a lime), fill with club soda on crushed ice. Tasty and light.

Excellent! Sounds delicious!

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