GRENADINE IS YOUR FRIEND.

The word grenadine was derived from the French word grenade, which means pomegranate. This poor red tinted stepchild of a cocktail syrup has been bastardized to the point of not even containing its namesake ingredient. Almost all grenadine products on the market are an amalgam of high fructose corn syrup, citric acid, sodium citrate, sodium benzoate, red #40, and artificial flavorings. At the Pinewood we don’t exactly speak fancy science/lab talk, so we tend to not use those sort of things. That being said… real grenadine is not the devil… WE SWEAR.

Grenadine Equipment
 

Pomegranates have always been one of our favorite fruits and any excuse we can find to use them is well worth a spot on our menu. Currently, we’re shaking up a few awesome cocktails with that signature tart kick that only real grenadine can bring to the table. There are dozens of great classic cocktails calling for grenadine, and we think you should be well acquainted with them all. First and foremost, you’ll need to have some of your own grenadine on hand!

OUR HOUSE GRENADINE RECIPE:
4oz Pomegranate Juice
4oz Sugar
1oz Pomegranate Molasses
1 Tsp Orange Flower Water
6 Drops Rose Flower Water (optional)

Juicing Pomagranates
 

 

Here are a few of our favorite classic cocktails worth trying out…
SCOFFLAW:
1oz Rye
1oz Dry Vermouth
.75oz Grenadine
.5oz Fresh Lime Juice
2 Dash Orange Bitters
Shake and Strain.
EL PRESIDENTE:
1.5oz Rum
.75oz Dry Vermouth
.5oz Grenadine
.25oz Curacao
Shake and Strain.
JACK ROSE:
2oz Apple brandy
.75oz Grenadine
.75oz Fresh Lime Juice
Shake and Strain.
BACARDI COCKTAIL:
2oz Bacardi Rum
.75oz Fresh Lime
.5oz Grenadine
Shake and Strain.

 

 

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