Árbol Chile Grenadine
photography by Matt Taylor-Gross

To make standard grenadine, simply omit the chile. Use this to make a more complex tequila sunrise, Jack Rose, or a chile-pomegranate Paloma.

Yield: makes about 1 1/2 cups


  • 1 cup pomegranate juice, such as Pom Wonderful brand
  • 1 cup sugar
  • <sup>1</sup>⁄<sub>2</sub> ancho chile, coarsely chopped or crumbled
  • peels of 1 orange


  1. In a small saucepan over high heat, combine the pomegranate juice and sugar. Cook, stirring until sugar is dissolved. Add the chile and orange and bring to a boil; boil for 10 minutes.
  2. Remove from heat and strain into a jar. Let cool completely before using. Grenadine will keep, refrigerated, for up to one month.
Árbol Chile Grenadine