So many classic cocktails (like the Monkey Gland and Gin Daisy) call for grenadine, that syrupy-sweet, unnaturally red stuff. Until recently I just assumed it was supposed to taste like cherries, but apparently it’s supposed to be made with pomegranate syrup. It got me thinking about whether you could create your own. The folks at YumSugar did, and have a great recipe for homemade grenadine as part of their DIY Christmas gift series.

Chowhounds have also discussed extensively the finer points of making and using grenadine.

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