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Swanky
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Joined: Apr 03, 2002
Posts: 5045
From: Hapa Haole Hideaway, TN
Posted: 20 days ago; 08:45 am   Permalink

Trader Vic's Grenadine is gone. Just using Grenadine now.
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tabuzak
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Joined: Apr 07, 2005
Posts: 281
From: New York City
Posted: 20 days ago; 09:39 am   Permalink

I never had Trader Vic's grenadine, but I have tried most of their other products, so I can't imagine this is a great loss.

I struggled using commercially available grenadines for many years and was always disappointed. Eventually I discovered why.

The original recipe for grenadine is just pomegranate juice and sugar. Somewhere along the line, like most commercially produced syrups, this got perverted into some god awful combination of artificial sweeteners, red food dye and preservatives.

If you want the best grenadine you ever had in your life, just buy some fresh pomegranate juice and combine it equal parts with white sugar in whatever method you use to make simple syrup. Add a little orange flower water too if you want, but not necessary.

There is no reason to buy pre-made grenadine that I can think of. It will compromise the quality of your drink.

Jack


 
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Swanky
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From: Hapa Haole Hideaway, TN
Posted: 20 days ago; 11:35 am   Permalink

Some say to reduce the pomegranate over heat for a bit first to concentrate the flavor.

I suggest
Stirrings. I use this stuff, but the price point is better for Stirrings on Amazon.
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Hurricane Hayward
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Joined: Jun 07, 2008
Posts: 623
From: 16 miles from The Mai-Kai
Posted: 9 days ago; 12:05 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2014-08-15 06:43, Swanky wrote:
Added recipes from Potions of the Caribbean to the Grogalizer.



Ratings added for 10 of the 11 recipes, and comments on nine of those.

C'mon guys, these are all excellent drinks. Don't be shy.

I'd also recommend these, scored 6 or above in my ratings:
Daiquiri (Improved)
Hitler's Jitters
Hurricane Buster
Jasper's Rum Punch
La Florida No. 1
Night Cap
Oloffson's Rum Punch
Petion
Petit Punch Vieux
Pina Colada
Planter's Punch
Planter's Punch (Improved)
Roman Twist
Tropical Itch
(I prefer Scialom's recipe to Harry Yee's version from Intoxica and Remixed)

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