At Social Syryp, our grenadine bar syrup is made from fresh, ruby-red pomegranate juice and is used to add a pink or red colour with a unique flavour to a drink. This non-alcoholic syrup has a sweet, tart taste that can be used for a number of cocktail recipes and non-alcoholic drinks.
The word ‘grenadine’ traces back to the word ‘grenade’, which is French for pomegranate. This is a useful syrup to pull out when it’s time to make some classic favourites, such as a Shirley Temple, a Tequila Sunrise, a Singapore Sling and many others.
While a Shirley Temple is a non-alcoholic ginger ale-based drink, often served to children for its ultra-sweet taste, the Singapore Sling and the Tequila Sunrise can be considered more “retro” alcoholic cocktails, which rose to popularity in the 1970s.
In a Tequila Sunrise, the grenadine sits at the bottom of the glass and should appear red. Orange juice and tequila are then stirred together in a highball glass before the grenadine is added. The grenadine at the bottom adds the titular “sunrise” effect. This drink can be garnished with an orange, a maraschino cherry and a straw for the perfect effect – or small umbrella if you are feeling particularly summery.
A Singapore Sling is also a grenadine favourite with a rich history. This recipe calls for gin, grenadine bar syrup, cherry brandy, club soda, and sweet-and-sour mix. The grenadine in this drink also rests at the bottom and it can be garnished with a maraschino cherry.
Any bartender should always have an extra grenadine bottle on hand to mix for their Halloween parties for a little bloody appearance in cocktails – beware, it will look quite authentic to your guests!
Social Syryp’s Grenadine is available for restaurants, bars, and any other places needing bulk quantities. You can contact us today to find out more about our selection of syrups to stock your bar, and how to save on wholesale pricing!