Pomegranate molasses is grenadine’s handsome older brother – richer, sexier, stronger. It’s made from reduces pomegranate juice, and typically has sugar and a little lemon juice or citric acid added.
We buy ours at the local Middle Eastern grocery, but check the labels carefully! There are often two varieties on offer, a sweet one and a sour one. Make sure you pick the sweet molasses!
Got a bumper crop of pomegranates? It’s easy to make your own pomegranate molasses. In a pot, combine 4 cups (or about 1000 mL) of pomegranate juice, 2 cups (500 mL) sugar, and 2 tablesppons (30 mL) of lemon juice. Cook on medium-high until the sugar dissolves, then reduce heat and simmer for about an hour. Let cool, pour into a bottle, and store in the refrigerator.
Also Known As
- Pomegranate syrup