Pomegranates are one of the most symbolic foods in Judaism, and because they come into season at the end of the summer, are perfect for Rosh Hashanah. They’re also no stranger to cocktails: Grenadine is simply sweetened pomegranate syrup.
This uses an unsweetened version of pomegranate syrup that’s easy to make: Simply boil some bottled pomegranate juice until it’s reduced by about half. Let it cool, and you’re good to go. The syrup will last about two weeks in the fridge if you want to make it ahead.
- 1½ ounces gin
- ½ ounce lime juice (about 1 lime half)
- 1 ounce pomegranate syrup
- Soda water or sparkling wine
Pour the gin, lime juice and pomegranate syrup into a Collins glass (or a tumbler) with ice and stir well. Top with the soda water (for not-so-sweet) or sparkling wine (slightly sweeter). I like to garnish with a slice of lime on the rim.