Why you’ll love this delicious DIY cocktail syrup

  • Forget the fake red grenadine syrup from the store, make your own at home with just 2 simple ingredients!
  • Use it for any homemade cocktails or mocktails in place of store-bought grenadine.
  • It’s super-easy to make and will last for about a month in the fridge.
  • You’ll love the deep red color and touch of sweet flavor it will add to any drink!
  • Try it in this sunrise mocktail for a fun and colorful beverage.

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How to make grenadine syrup (step-by-step)

Add 1 cup of pomegranate juice to a pan.
Add 1/2 cup of maple syrup or other sweetener.
Add orange peel (if desired). Bring the mixture to a boil and simmer for 15 minutes.
Pour the syrup into a container for storage. Store in the fridge for up to 1 month.

Ingredient notes

  • Maple syrup – You can substitute honey, regular sugar, brown sugar, or coconut sugar if desired.
  • Pomegranate juice – It’s best to use pure pomegranate juice (not from concentrate).
  • Orange peel – This is optional, but it adds a hint of orange flavor to the syrup. You could use lemon peel also.

Tips from an expert home chef

  • Be sure to simmer the syrup for the full 15 minutes. This will ensure it reduces down completely and is a nice, concentrated syrup.
  • Use this sparingly in your drinks, it’s really sweet. It’s best to start with a little and you can always add more.
  • Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge. The syrup will last up to one month.

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Easy Homemade Grenadine Syrup (Just 2 Ingredients!)

A delicious and beautiful DIY simple syrup, this homemade grenadine will add a pop of deep-red color to any cocktail or mocktail! Skip the store and make your own at home with this easy recipe.


  • 1 cup pomegranate juice
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup, (can sub honey or regular sugar, but it won't turn out as dark red)

Optional ingredient

  • 3 small strips of orange peel


  • Add the pomegranate juice and maple syrup to a small pan. Add in the orange peel strips if using. Stir to mix.
  • Bring the mixture to a boil, stirring occasionally. 
  • Once the water reaches a boil, turn it down to a low simmer. Simmer the mixture for 15 minutes. Remove from heat.
  • If you added orange peel, carefully remove the peels and discard them. Allow the syrup to partially cool before storing.
  • Pour the syrup into a jar or other airtight container. Refrigerate until ready to use, the syrup will last up to 1 month in the fridge.
  • Use the grenadine syrup in any cocktails or mocktails you choose. Shake the syrup to mix before using.

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Easy Homemade Grenadine Syrup (Just 2 Ingredients!)Easy Homemade Grenadine Syrup (Just 2 Ingredients!)