Homemade Grenadine

Total Time

Prep: 5 min. Cook: 5 min. + cooling


2 cups

Updated: Jun. 27, 2023
You can buy grenadine, but after you make your own, you'll never go back to the store-bought version. Kids love it, especially when it's turned into a Shirley Temple by adding it to a lemon-lime soda. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
Homemade Grenadine Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup pomegranate juice
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice, optional


  1. In a small saucepan, combine sugar and pomegranate juice. Cook and stir over medium heat until sugar is dissolved; remove from heat. If desired, stir in lemon juice; cool. Cover and store in the refrigerator up to 4 weeks.

Nutrition Facts

1 tablespoon: 26 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 1mg sodium, 7g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 0 fiber), 0 protein.