Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Busting Bar Myths #1: Grenadine

When I ask people what they think grenadine is they always say.....cherry juice.


Grenadine is a red syrup that was originally made from pomegranate juice, cherry juice and sugar. Not just cherry juice like most people like to believe. In fact, grenadine actually comes from the French word, "grenade" which means pomegranate. Now grenadine consists almost entirely of a high-fructose corn syrup base. Yummers!

Grenadine is used to make drinks like "cherry" cokes, pink lemonades, shirley temples and tequila sunrises.

So if someone asks you what grenadine is, you can tell them the correct answer. It isn't really just cherry juice. It's actually pomegranate juice with a bunch of sugar.


Ciaran said...

Grenadine is the ingredient I though I needed, but has spent six months in my fridge untouched.

ShakenNotStirred said...

I'm an old fashioned girl. If someone wants a "cherry" anything I actually use cherry juice. haha. People look at me like "I'd never think to use cherry juice!" Go figure!!!

Cielo Gold said...

Be careful with using the juice that comes out of the cherry jars. That stuff isn't anything close to juice. It is loaded with high corn fructose syrup (lots and lots of sugar).