Homemade Grenadine! try it with bee pollen and some spices!
Hello dear bartenders and cocktail amateurs! Are you ready to taste your skills in the kitchen preparing with us? This pomegranate and those charming spices are dancing alongside in the magic mix of flavours we are happy to show you today! time to make a good homemade Grenadine !
A homemade Grenadine , a little sweet a little spiced …we promise she will add a bloomy colour and a balanced, yet not excessive sweetness to any fruity cocktail or a simple natural smoothies you will fancy this winter!
To those who are new to mixology, grenadine is a worldwide commonly used bar syrup made from pomegranates and eventually and occasionally other red juices, as blood orange or red berries, it adds sweetness and a reddish, pinky colour to many famous recipes of cocktails and drinks.
homemade Grenadine The recipe and the execution process:
- 2 whole pomegranates
- 5 g cardamoms
- 5 g peppercorns
- 5 g star anise
- 5 g juniper berries
- 1 stalk of cinnamon
- 50 g bee pollen
- 50 g cane brown sugar
- 1 whole grapefruit peel
- 1 whole bergamot peel
homemade Grenadine Execution:
- hand squeeze 2 whole pomegranates, and save the juice extracted in a little pot.
- prepare your blend of spices, one spoon each, and add to the juice.
- heat the juice and spices in a saucepan, and add the two sugar when the liquid starts boiling
- continue stirring, until clear.
- let it cool down for 1 h in a mason jar. then store in the fridge for 5 hours.
- after 5 hours, when it gets quite cold from fridge temperature, add your bergamot and grapefruit peel, and store in the fridge again, this time for 5 more hours.
- strain your grenadine from all spices, and other components.
- your syrup is ready.
Step by step, let us guide you through!
Meet your Pomegranates: natural health benefits!
Did you know…? Pomegranates are Well known as one of the healthiest fruits on earth, pomegranates are rich in fibre, amazing source of vitamin C and antioxidant, due to its presence of linoleic acid, one of the main fatty acid known by scientists!
Did you know…? A good full cup of pomegranate juice per day (best if freshly squeezed) guarantees a good source of rich anti inflammatory substances!
Did you know…? the skin of pomegranate is considered inedible, but you can squeeze the hundreds of seeds inside (arils) and create several different ingredients for a good cocktail, such as a fresh juice, a grenadine or even an additional ingredient to the classic mulled wine !
HOW ? let us guide you through a “hands on” 10 minutes spiced warm grenadine! and get ready to shake up your creativity!
1- A handful of winter spices, try this blend!
We have added an interesting blend of charming spices, since we believe in – adding an extra hint of freshness due to the cardamom – and a very personal taste of zingy pungent kick – due to peppercorns and juniper, will make our cocktails even more suitable for the incoming festive season! it’s time to go!
2- Here comes the second main ingredient, the two sugars!
Bee pollen is produced by the work of the bees, that from the actual flowers, during the working process, they transport this substance called pollen and carry on them as a food for the colonies. It is loaded with nutrients, amino acids, vitamins, lipids and over 250 active substances! (read more bout bee pollen)
Sugar cane is a valid alternative to refined sugar; being less processed, and richer in taste, it allows the consumer to reduce the amount consumed thanks to a higher concentration of sweetness.
3- Boil in a sauce pan, until it gets clear.
there is no point of boiling for more than needed, unless you want a very homemade Grenadine thick syrup, keep stirring till the desired thickness.
4- Hot infusion, cold infusion. nothing easier my friends!
Our Personal thoughts- The reason why we add grapefruit peel and bergamot (Sicilian citrus with bitter peel and crispy aroma) is that we must follow the seasonality of fruits, and when the market has these bitter bergamots and crispy grapefruits.