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3 Recipes Made Using Pomegranate Syrup

3 Recipes Made Using Pomegranate Syrup

Pomegranate syrup is a sweet and tangy liquid that can be used to drizzle over ice creams and pancakes. Read this article to know how it can be used to flavor different dishes.
Tastessence Staff
Pomegranate syrup is widely used in Middle Eastern and Mediterranean cuisine, and its tangy flavor and rich ruby color makes it an excellent ingredient for cocktails and martinis. You can also use this syrup to impart a unique flavor to your everyday home cooking.

One of the best ways to use pomegranate syrup in your dishes in addition to drizzling over breads and pancakes, is to use it for marinating chicken and lamb. Simply brush the syrup along with other herbs and spices on the meat before roasting or grilling to give it a wonderful tangy flavor.

Pomegranate Syrup Recipe from Scratch
Ingredients
  • 3 cups pomegranate seeds
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 ½ cups sugar
  • 2 tablespoons lemon zest
  • 1 ½ teaspoons lemon juice
Method

In a zip lock bag, place the 3 cups of pomegranate seeds and mash the seeds with a rolling pin. Transfer the mashed pomegranate seeds, juice and water in a medium-sized saucepan and bring to a boil. Simmer for 10 to 15 minutes and strain the mixture through a sieve to get pure pomegranate juice. Now in another medium-sized saucepan, combine the pomegranate juice, lemon juice, sugar and lemon zest, and simmer until the mixture has reduced to half and it has a syrup like consistency. Strain the syrup and transfer into a clean glass bottle when cooled. This syrup can be stored up to 2 weeks in the refrigerator.

Pomegranate Martini
Ingredients
  • 3 cups vodka
  • ⅓ cup dry vermouth
  • ¼ cup powdered sugar
  • ¾ cup pomegranate syrup
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • A few ice cubes
Method

Pour out the powdered sugar on a tray and moisten the rim of the martini glasses with water. Invert the glass over the powdered sugar to coat the rim of the glasses and then set them aside.

Take a martini shaker and combine the vodka, dry vermouth, and pomegranate syrup. Add the ice cubes and lemon juice and shake the martini shaker well. Pour the pomegranate martini into the martini glasses and garnish with a sprig of mint.

Pomegranate Cocktail
Ingredients
  • ½ cup pomegranate syrup
  • ¼ cup fresh orange juice
  • 1 teaspoon Cointreau
  • 6 cups of champagne or sparkling wine
  • 1 inch ginger, sliced thinly
Method

Place all the ingredients in a cocktail shaker with some ice cubes and give it a good shake. Strain the cocktail and discard ginger slices. Serve drink in cocktail glasses garnished with a wedge of lime and pomegranate seeds.

Tangy Salad Dressing
Ingredients
  • 2 tablespoons pomegranate syrup
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon finely chopped shallots
  • 1 teaspoon whole grain mustard
  • 2 tablespoons white wine vinegar
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon freshly ground pepper
Method

Combine the pomegranate syrup, olive oil, white wine vinegar along with the chopped shallots and whole grain mustard in a small jar. Cover the lid of the jar and shake well. Add salt and freshly ground pepper and transfer the dressing to a small bowl. This dressing goes well with shredded lamb salad or any green salad.

So these were some recipes that use pomegranate syrup. The best substitute of this syrup that can be used in salad dressings is cranberry juice concentrate or a combination of lemon juice and honey. For marinating meats you can even use diluted date preserve with a bit of lemon juice. The homemade version of the pomegranate syrup is much better than the bottled one, and you can make many different dishes with it.
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