Homemade Grenadine

2 large pomegranates (or 2 cups pomegranate juice)

2 cups sugar

2 ounces pomegranate molasses (Find it on Aisle 5)

1 teaspoon orange blossom water (also on Aisle 5)

1 ounce vodka (optional)

Cut the pomegranates in half and juice using a citrus press. (This should yield about 2 cups of juice.) Or use two cups high-quality bottled pomegranate juice.

Pour the juice into a large glass, measuring cup or other microwave-safe container and microwave at full power for 1 to 2 minutes until warm.

Add the sugar and stir until it dissolves completely.
Add pomegranate molasses and orange blossom water and stir to combine.

Allow to cool, then bottle. Add an optional ounce of vodka as a preservative.

Recipe by Jeffrey Morgenthaler.

GF V veg DF

Yield: 8 servings