Grenadine is a generally used nonalcoholic bar syrup distinguished by its deep red color. It is a common cocktail ingredient famous for its flavor and the ability to give a reddish or pink tint to different drinks and is traditionally prepared from pomegranate.

Pomegranate juice, sugar, and lemon juice are the three primary ingredients of homemade grenadine syrup, making the perfect balance of tart and sweet. The grenadine bought from the store is made with little more than high-fructose corn syrup, citric acid, and red food coloring.

In current years, the grenadine has become a vaguely cherry-flavored syrup, injected with artificial colors and flavors. Nevertheless, grenadine is a classic cocktail syrup that should be in any well-stocked bar.

Grenadine is also great with

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Queen Mary

A Queen Mary is created by mixing beer with a few teaspoons of grenadine, to taste. This mixed drink is typically served in beer glassware, leaving room for a generous amount of beer head which can take on a pink or cherry-like tone. In North America the Queen Mary cocktail is a popular alternative to a Shandy. The drink can also be found in other regions of the world, including Europe.

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Monkey Gland

The sweetened combination of gin, orange juice, grenadine and the dash of absinthe makes a really nice drink. The Monkey Gland was created in the 1920s by Harry MacElhone, owner of Harry's New York Bar in Paris, France. Most recipes for the monkey gland suggest adding a splash of absinthe or one of its many substitutes to the shaker to create a nice fruity cocktail.

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Shirley Temple

A Shirley Temple is a famous mocktail (non-alcoholic drink) made with ginger ale, lemon or lime juice, and a splash of grenadine, garnished with a maraschino cherry. Modern recipes may replace lemon-lime soda or lemonade and sometimes orange juice in part, or whole. The drink is named for Shirley Temple, the child actress who starred in many movies and television shows during the 1930s and '40s and later become a U.S. diplomat and ambassador. Shirley Temples are usually served to children dining with adults instead of real cocktails and are similar to Roy Rogers and Arnold Palmer.

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Mary Pickford

A Mary Pickford is a Prohibition Era cocktail made with white rum, fresh pineapple juice, grenadine, and Maraschino liqueur. It is served shaken and chilled, often with a Maraschino cherry. Named for Canadian-American film actress Mary Pickford (1892–1979), it is said to have been created for her in the 1920s by either Eddie Woelke or Fred Kaufmann at the Hotel Nacional de Cuba.

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Tequila sunrise

The tequila sunrise is a cocktail made of tequila, orange juice, and grenadine syrup. It's served unmixed in a tall glass. The cocktail is named for its appearance when served—with gradations of color resembling a sunrise. The original tequila sunrise contained tequila, creme de cassis, lime juice, and soda water, and was served at the Arizona Biltmore Hotel where it was created by Gene Sulit in the 1930s or 1940s.

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Planters Punch

Planter’s Punch is an is an IBA Official Cocktail made of a simple mixture of rum, citrus, sugar and spice. This classic drink has been quenching thirsts since the late-1800s, but its origins are murky. The cocktail has been said to have originated at the Planters Hotel in Charleston, South Carolina, but actually originated in Jamaica. Recipes vary for the Planter’s Punch so feel free to give the drink your personal spin.

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Pink Lady

The Pink Lady is a classic gin-based cocktail that was a favorite among high-society ladies from the 1930s through the 1950s. The exact origin of the cocktail is not known for sure. The exact ingredients for the pink lady vary, but all variations use gin, grenadine (hence the pink color), and egg white in common. The cocktail consists of just these three ingredients. The egg white in this beverage makes a foamy top on the pink layer and creates a spectacular-looking cocktail.

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Jack Rose

A Jack Rose is a cocktail made from applejack, grenadine, and lemon or lime juice. It was popular in the 1920s and 1930s, but the origin is ambiguous. References track the drink back to the early 20th century. A 1905 article in the National Police Gazette notes the drink and credits a New Jersey bartender named Frank J. May as its inventor. The Jack Rose is one of six basic drinks detailed in David A. Embury's The Fine Art of Mixing Drinks. It was also a favorite drink of author John Steinbeck.