My opinion of grenadine had been somewhat similar to Mr. O'Neill's. That is to say it's for sweetness and colour. It certainly isn't pomegrante syrup. If it were it would be called Pomegreante Syrup. It`s not that, it`s Grenadine. There's usually something else going on flavourwise. Perhaps orange flower, perhaps Jamaica flower, most likely vanilla. In fact sometimes vanilla only. This is what most people know of grenadine. Then again, most people think a frozen strawberry daiquiri is a legitimate drink. Viewing grenadine as I did, my use of it-a dash at a time-was to add some sweetness and colour to a drink. I've been able to get away with it. Then I went and flouted it. Oops.
Boozeblogging is funny business. We can set aside political divides and all get along whilst making questionable concoctions and insulting each other's lineage, etc. Just don't use grocery store grenadine. Especially not Rose's. And once you've not done that don't not pass it off like its no big thing.
So there I was thinking that an ingredient used one dash at a time and just really for sweetness and colour needn't be anything more than coloured syrup. I got all smart-assy about it. And then.....
Doug went all "hard shake" on me in the comments; so he should.
I'm sorry if I made anyone cry.
Seeing the error of my ways (somewhat like Rick's reveleation about pineapple juice) I've decide to not use any grenadine until I have some actual grenadine. Not a hardship. I imagine tasting the real thing will be an eye-opener.
Speaking of an eye opener...
Café au Piment Drachme
0.25 oz pimento dram
8 oz strong coffee
Pour pimento dram into heated mug. Top with coffee.
What's that have to do with grenadine? Nothing.
Sort of the point...
However, I will keep using Rose's Lime Cordial. Here's why:
Water, sugar, juice, acid, preservative, colour.
I will also still put Rose's in my toast too.