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Nov 9, 2004 10:35 AM

Non-alcoholic uses for grenadine?

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So I picked up a bottle of this stuff for Shirley Temples, and I have lots leftover. It doesn't have any alcohol, only concentrated pomegranate juice. Any different ideas for how I can use it besides alcoholic drinks? A few sweet recipes showed up on Epicurious, but I'd particularly interested in any savory recipes that incorporate grenadine. However, any suggestions would be much appreciated!

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  1. You might throw some in with your cranberries before you cook them. I'm just making this up, but what if you did a receipe as below:

    12oz. cranberries
    1/2 cup sugar or splenda
    2/3 cup water
    1/3 cup grenadine

    Additional sugar/splenda to taste

    3 Replies
    1. re: texasmensch
      Anna 'Boo' Carroll

      Grenadine in lemonade or grenadine in tonic water and lots of ice is the bomb after work for those of us who don't drink alcohol. It's nice to see there are others out there who like grenadine as much as I do. Thanks a lot for the recipe. I am having five people (including moi) over for Thanksgving this year. This is something I may try. I am going all out this year.

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        JK Grence (the Cosmic Jester)

        Lemonade and tonic water is a wonderfully refreshing mix too... I'd imagine that throwing the grenadine in there would make it just about perfect.

        1. re: JK Grence (the Cosmic Jester)

          Bubbly lemonade with pomegranate syrup and a little spring of mint is the best in summer. I also add a dash of pomegranate syrup to sparkling water.

          Also, you can use pomegranate syrup as a glaze on pork (you may need to reduce it a bit).

          Or you can put a squirt in fruit salad. It goes particularly nicely with mango.

      2. Grenadine in lemon-flavored fizzy (sparkling, carbonated) water - Poland Spring is real good.

        Next question - what brand of grenadine? We greatly prefer Giroux over Rose's, but are there better ones?

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        1. re: moi

          It's a brand called Cortas, and it's just labeled "Pomegranate Concentrated Juice"- made in Lebannon. This is the 1st time I've ever used or tasted grenadine (so I don't really have a point of reference), but it worked well in the Shirley Temples- pretty darn tasty to me :). I picked it up in the Indian market, which also has a Persian foods section.

          1. re: Sony
            Eldon Kreider

            I was wondering about the brand, too. Grenadine used to be pomegranate syrup, but most brands in the last 40-50 years use synthetic flavoring. With that tainted reputation, the brands of real pomegranate syrup I have seen avoid putting the name grenadine on the label. The usual grenadine is not wonderful.

            1. re: Eldon Kreider

              You can make your own with 100% pomegranate juice and sugar. 1 cup juice to 1/4 cup sugar mix together and bring to the boil. Cook for about 5/10 minutes until reduced and sticky. Bottle when cold. Keeps in fridge for about a month.

        2. I know some chefs who use grenadine in Chinese cooking to add the red color to ribs or duck, and you get extra added sweet flavor, too.

          1. p
            pecan pie wife

            It's delicious in hot or iced tea.

            1. Thanks for all the suggestions everyone! I used it in hot tea today (starting to feel a cold coming on, and it was wonderful) but can't wait to try it other ways. Thanks!