How much alcohol is in grenadine syrup?

Answered by James Kissner

Grenadine syrup is a popular ingredient in many cocktails, known for its sweet and fruity flavor. However, it may come as a surprise to some that grenadine syrup actually contains a small amount of alcohol. Specifically, the Master Of Mixes Cocktail Essentials Grenadine Syrup contains 1% alcohol by volume.

Now, you might be wondering why grenadine syrup contains alcohol at all. Well, traditionally, grenadine was made from pomegranate juice and sugar, with the addition of a small amount of alcohol, such as brandy or rum, to act as a preservative. This would help extend the shelf life of the syrup and prevent spoilage.

While the alcohol content in grenadine syrup is very low, it is still worth noting for those who may be avoiding alcohol entirely. However, it is important to keep in mind that the amount of alcohol in a typical serving of a cocktail made with grenadine syrup is minimal and usually diluted by other ingredients.

In terms of taste, the alcohol content in grenadine syrup is not very noticeable. The primary flavors that come through are the sweetness of the sugar and the fruity notes of the pomegranate. The alcohol serves more as a preservative than a flavor component.

It’s worth mentioning that there are some non-alcoholic versions of grenadine syrup available on the market. These alternatives are typically made with artificial flavors and do not contain any alcohol. So, if you prefer to avoid alcohol altogether, you can look for those options.

In my personal experience, I have used grenadine syrup in various cocktails and mocktails, and the slight alcohol content has never been an issue. The syrup adds a delightful sweetness and vibrant color to drinks without overpowering them with alcohol.

To sum up, grenadine syrup, including the Master Of Mixes Cocktail Essentials Grenadine Syrup, contains 1% alcohol by volume. While the alcohol content is minimal, it is still present and should be taken into consideration for those who are abstaining from alcohol. However, the taste of the alcohol is not prominent, and the syrup primarily imparts its sweet and fruity flavors to cocktails.