Grenadine Substitutes

What is a grenadine substitute? If you need a substitute for grenadine syrup then just follow our easy recipe to make some or use a suggestion, such as Cranberry Juice Cocktail, from our table.

Grenadine is a sweet red syrup, most widely known for its use in a Shirley Temple. If you're out don't go without first checking our grenadine substitution table to find a proper substitute for grenadine.

Grenadine Substitutes

Amount Substitute
Grenadine substitute Any Make homemade grenadine by gently boiling equal amounts of Pomegranate juice and Sugar until it thickens to a syrupy consistency.
*OR* Equal amount of Raspberry Syrup
*OR* Cranberry Juice Cocktail (tarter taste)
*OR* Pomegranate Molasses (tarter taste, add sugar if needed)
*OR* Cherry juice
*OR* Maraschino Cherry Juice
*OR* Strawberry Daiquiri Syrup

Please note that a grenadine substitute may alter the final outcome of your recipe in either taste, texture, moisture or smell. Children may not like some of the tarter grenadine substitute suggestions.

If you would like to make homemade grenadine syrup then simply boil equal amounts of Pomegranate Juice and Sugar gently until the consistency becomes syrupy. You could also use Cherry juice & sugar or a combination of pomegranate and cherry - just use an equal amount of sugar in order to end with a simple syrup consistency. In fact, you could also just use water instead of juice to make a simple syrup and then just tint it red with some food color - this will sweeten your drink and make it look pretty but you won't get that tint of fruit flavor.

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A note regarding Substitutions...

Using these substitute suggestions may slightly alter the taste, texture or appearance of your resulting recipe. However, we recommend these substitutions as similar replacement ingredients when the original ingredients are unavailable.