Pomegranate juice in grenadine, debunked?
Today, we know grenadine syrup to be a mixture of fruit juices, primarily and most commonly, pomegranate juice. Most people assume the reliance on pomegranate juice in grenadine comes from the word itself, which translates to pomegranate in French. However, some historians believe the original version of grenadine was actually just a mixture of different extracts and essences, with no pomegranate juice incorporated. Historians explain that the name grenadine itself actually may have just referred to the color of the syrup, due to the similar hue to the skin of a pomegranate.