Pomegranate Simple Syrup, Grenadine or Molasses Recipes

Did you know that simple syrup is another name for homemade grenadine? Years ago, grenadine was simply syrup sweetened with pomegranate fruit. It’s just as simple to make it in your own home now as it was back then.

Pomegranate syrup is perfect for adding flavor and bold color to lemonade, cocktails, or the ever-popular Shirley Temple drink for children. Syrups are non-alcoholic, so they can be used in drinks, cooking, and desserts without giving a second thought to who is coming to dinner.

You can also mix up delicious cocktails for those friends and family members who enjoy a little drink before or after dinner using pomegranate syrup. This syrup is ideal for making mojitos, margaritas, and champagne spritzers.

Making your own syrup or molasses at home ensures that you are using the freshest ingredients and creating truly delicious grenadine bursting with flavor, but there are some excellent grenadine products on the market today that taste just as good, if not better, than the homemade version.

Check out the store closest to you that offers spirits and beer to see if they stock simple pomegranate syrup ready made and conveniently bottled for you. You’ll save time and have something on hand for those times you want to cook with simple pomegranate syrup or add it to your favorite cocktail.

Grenadine Syrup

  • 1 cup fresh pomegranate juice

  • 1 cup sugar

  • Boil juice and reduce heat.

    Stir in sugar slowly; stir until sugar is dissolved.

    Allow to cool.

    Refrigerate in a glass bottle for up to two weeks.

Pomegranate Molasses


  • 4 cups pomegranate juice

  • 1/2 cup of sugar (feel free to add more as per your desired sweetness level)

  • 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • Place the pomegranate juice, sugar and lemon juice in a 4-quart saucepan set over medium heat.

    Cook, stirring occasionally, until the sugar has completely dissolved.

    Once the sugar has dissolved, reduce the heat to medium-low and cook until the mixture has reduced to 1 cup, approximately 70 minutes (I had it on the stove at least 4-5 hours).

    It should be the consistency of thick syrup.

    Remove from the heat and allow to cool in the saucepan for 30 minutes.

    Transfer to a glass jar and allow to cool completely before covering and storing in the refrigerator for up to 6 months.

Simple Syrup Recipe


  • 4 cups pomegranate juice

  • 1/2 cup of sugar (feel free to add more as per your desired sweetness level)

  • 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • Place the pomegranate juice, sugar and lemon juice in a 4-quart saucepan set over medium heat.

    Cook, stirring occasionally, until the sugar has completely dissolved.

    Once the sugar has dissolved, reduce the heat to medium-low and cook until the mixture has reduced to 1 1/2 cups, approximately 50 minutes.

    It should be the consistency of syrup.

    Remove from the heat and allow to cool in the saucepan for 30 minutes.

    Transfer to a glass jar and allow to cool completely before covering and storing in the refrigerator for up to 6 months.

Syrup Recipe

  • 3 cups of pomegranate seeds

  • 1 1/2 cup of sugar

  • 1 2/3 cups of water
  • Combine seeds and sugar in small pot and crush and stir until to have a nice mixture.

    Cover and let stand overnight.

    Boil on medium flame while stirring.

    Simmer on a low heat for 2 minutes.

    Extract juice by pressing on the seeds that were left.

    Cover with a towel until cooled.

    Pour into a jar close tightly and refrigerate.


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