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    Rose's Grenadine

    I bought this some years ago and used it for a cocktail or two but can't recall the details. It's either the years or the cocktails. Anyway, it's been untouched for quite some time, so I thought I'd taste it neat, for palate-training as my friend Doug Philips would say.

    I took just a bit, half a teaspoon.

    What a lovely taste! It's like rosewater and Turkish delight, sweet, but in a natural way. On the side of the bottle it says both natural and artificial flavouring is used. Well, the result is a triumph of chemistry and nature.

    I'm thinking a scosh of this in a good vodka or gin would work well. Reports will ensue..

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    Re: Rose's Grenadine

    Pomegranate flavored sweet stuff. Can't be all bad.
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    Re: Rose's Grenadine

    Indeed but the taste is particularly pleasant, sort of floral yet confectionary. Pama, the pomegranate liquor from Heaven Hill, would be an interesting contrast, I'm sure it's very good too. I'm trying to find or devise a cocktail where the fine flavour comes through but not too much of the sweetness.

    What impressed me too was the stability of the drink, it's been stored in different cupboards and sometimes in an open bar, different temperatures, and it tastes great after about 7 years. Also, it hasn't thrown any deposit.

    Gary

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    Re: Rose's Grenadine

    No doubt the sugar content is the preservative. Prolly as shelf stable as honey and twinkies
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    Re: Rose's Grenadine

    I need to get a bottle.

    However, my open bottle of Rose's lime juice has apparently gone bad. It has turned a brownish color and tastes objectionably bitter. Time to throw it away and get another. I guess it needs to be refrigerated.

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    Re: Rose's Grenadine

    Quote Originally Posted by ratcheer View Post
    I need to get a bottle.

    However, my open bottle of Rose's lime juice has apparently gone bad. It has turned a brownish color and tastes objectionably bitter. Time to throw it away and get another. I guess it needs to be refrigerated.

    Tim
    Wow! I thought I was the only person plagued with brown Rose' lime juice. We should start a support group. I like the grenadine and lime. I found just a few drops of the grenadine in a glass of bourbon from time to time will cure all ailments of internal origin and it tastes great. Bourbon margaritas are tasty too. I use the Rose's lime juice, water, and bourbon. Of course, this is for those times when rigid adherence to proper bourbon drinking protocols are set aside to placate my hedonistic drinking urges that crop up ocassionally.
    Often I am forced to deal with the fact that I prefer bourbon over dealing with facts.

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    Re: Rose's Grenadine

    Based on the recommendation of a buddy in the neighborhood, I'm not proud to admit that I went through a short period about 20+ years ago of drinking Rose's Grenadine mixed in............................................Zima .....Ow, it hurts to fess-up to that. I call that my douchebag phase.....
    JOE

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    Quote Originally Posted by smokinjoe View Post
    Based on the recommendation of a buddy in the neighborhood, I'm not proud to admit that I went through a short period about 20+ years ago of drinking Rose's Grenadine mixed in............................................Zima .....Ow, it hurts to fess-up to that. I call that my douchebag phase.....
    Did you drop a jolly rancher in there as well? we have all had periods we regret. Zima was the in thing at the time. I was in high school when it came out and I am ashamed to admit I drank a boat load of it as well. Glad that passed.


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    Re: Rose's Grenadine

    Adding Grenadine to Zima, interesting. Kind of like a Belgian fruit ale. Joe, maybe you were ahead of your time.

    Gary

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    Re: Rose's Grenadine

    I had a buddy who was a big Zima drinker. I asked him to pour me a few sips. Tasted like lightly flavored water to me, so I never developed an interest.
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