13 Delicious Grenadine Cocktails

If you’re looking for a colorful cocktail, then you can’t go wrong with adding some grenadine to the mix. Ranging from the palest of pinks to the brightest oranges and most vibrant red, you’ll be creating a whole rainbow of colors in no time! 

Grenadine Cocktails

Most of the time, grenadine is added simply for the color rather than the taste, however, it does add a certain sweet tart with fruity hints into the mix. 

Plus, depending on which one you’re using, the taste will also vary, whether this is tangy and tart or sugary and sweet, or anything else in between. 

So, whatever you’re in the mood to drink, you’re sure to find something that will satisfy your thirst here. 

Without further ado, we have compiled a list of all the best grenadine cocktails for you to try. 


1. Scofflaw Cocktail

Instead of traveling back in time to try this delicious drink, you can now make this prohibition-era drink in the comfort of your own home. Plus, it is just as tasty! 

This drink was created in Paris during the prohibition era of the 1920s. This was where the name Scofflaw came from: used to describe someone who was continually breaking the law. 

Hence, the Scofflaw was born. The drink itself is a refreshing yet flavorful drink. The spirits included give it a smooth, nice flavor with an added kick depending on the brand used. 

Conversely, the added lemon provides a tart and tangy taste to the drink which is balanced out by the sweetness of grenadine and the bitterness of the dry vermouth. 

If you’re a fan of the Sidecar and Whiskey Sour, then this is the perfect drink for you. 

2. Tequila Sunrise

If you’re looking for a picture-perfect cocktail, then you can’t go wrong with this Tequila Sunrise! Whether served at pool parties, on the poolside, or whether you’re craving a sweet kick – this rock ‘n roll drink is sure to leave you satisfied. 

This drink was first created by bartenders Billy Rice and Bobby Lozoff who served the drink in Sasusality during the 1970s. 

In 1972, Mick Jagger tried it at a party and was said to like it so much that he ordered it throughout the United States during his tour – making tequila the go-to drink around the country. 

While most versions are pretty to look at, this can make them overly sweet. However, you don’t have to worry about that here! With a squeeze of fresh lime juice and a splash of seltzer, you’ll have a drink that not only looks amazing but tastes delicious! 

3. Jack Rose

I know you’re all wondering it and no, this drink wasn’t named after the two main characters of Titanic! In fact, this drink was around much longer than the movie – being one of John Steinbeck’s favorite drinks! 

Instead, its name comes from the applejack (or apple brandy) that is used in the drink and the rosy red color which is achieved from the grenadine. 

For a lemon twist, you’ll also find some freshly squeezed lemon to bring out all the flavors. 

As such, you’ll be rewarded with a fruit, apple-heavy drink which is both sweet and fresh. 

4. Cherry Cheesecake Slippers

If you’re in the mood for something sweet, smoother, and creamier, then you’ve come to the right place. 

In this pretty drink, you’ll find a combination of butterscotch liqueur and vanilla vodka – while this sounds like an unlikely combination, you should try it before judging! 

In addition to this, you’ll also find pineapple juice, grenadine, and heavy whipping cream to achieve that smooth, creamy, and ever-so-lovey consistency. 

If you’re looking to set the mood, then go one step further by adding confetti hearts around the rim. 

If not, then simply enjoy it as it is. Either way, whoever tries this drink won’t be disappointed. 

5. Bomb Pop Cocktail

If you’re looking for the perfect 4th of July cocktail, then you’ve come to the right place! Undoubtedly, if you are of legal drinking age, then you’ve probably come across Bomb Pops before. 

For those unaware, essentially, they are fire-cracker popsicles featuring the colors blue, white, and red. Hence, where this drink took inspiration – only here, the colors are in reverse. 

The combination of grenadine, (Mike’s Hard) Lemonade and blue raspberry vodka makes for the perfect complement of flavors. The only tricky part you’ll encounter is carefully pouring them in order. 

Then, you’ll be rewarded with a sugary and dark, but nonetheless delicious drink that will keep you refreshed throughout your summer activities, whether this is Veteran’s Day, Memorial Day, or any other patriotic day! 

For the garnish, you’ll want to add plenty of ice to your drink, and, of course, a complimentary bomb pop for the side. 

6. Hawaiian Martini

With some simple orange juice, pineapple juice, and vodka, you can whip up this Hawaiian Martini in minutes. Not only is it easy to make but it also tastes delicious – perfect for winding down after a long day. 

This is another cocktail that features a sunrise-like appearance thanks to the added grenadine. 

At the bottom, you’ll find a reddish-orange color which gradually lights to a yellow color at the surface. 

Rather than obnoxiously bright colors, you’ll find something much more subdued and muddled, similar to a dirty martini. 

For this recipe, simply mix all the liquid together in a tall glass, apart from the grenadine. Then once combined, add to grenadine to achieve the reddish-orange gradient at the bottom. 

For this finishing touch, add a slice of orange, then kick your feet up and relax. 

7. Sunrise Mimosa

While this Sunrise Mimosa looks like a pastel-colored version of the Tequila Sunrise, both drinks are vast in taste. 

For one thing, there is much less of an alcohol bite than the other drink. Plus, it is fruitier, sweeter, and bubblier. 

To make this drink, you’ll need equal parts orange juice and Champagne, as well as half a tablespoon of grenadine and a slice of orange for the finishing touch. 

If you’re looking for a light drink to accompany your food, whatever the occasion, then these work pretty perfectly. 

Plus, you don’t have to worry about your guests getting too tipsy, even after a couple of them. 

8. Cherry Bomb 

This bright orange/ red treat may look amazing, but just wait until you taste it for a pleasant surprise. 

The base of this cocktail is rum, and added on top are lime soda, lime juice, grenadine, ice, and maraschino cherries to top it all off. 

It is a super bright, tart, and yummy drink that will keep you on your toes thanks to its zest and fizzy flavors – making the drink much more fun. 

9. Hawaiian Sunset

Grednine in this recipe is used slightly differently than the rest. Instead of leaving it for the end to create mesmerizing gradient colors. Here, you add it to the cocktail shaker alongside the vodka, orgeat, lemon, and lime juice to create a tasteful drink. 

As a result, you’ll have a drink with one uniform color: pale pink. It makes for a pretty drink with white bubbles on the top. 

Plus, you’ll also achieve a different taste – one that is much sourer with nutty and citrusy kicks thanks to the orgeat. 

10. Malibu Sunset

Instead of the traditional orange-yellow sunset achieved in other drinks, you’ll find a red-to-pink translate fade which looks just as amazing. 

If you’re looking for a tropical drink, then you can’t go wrong with the combination of coconut rum, grenadine, pineapple-orange juice, and pineapples, oranges, and cherries for garnish. 

It is tangy and sweet, and you won’t even know there is alcohol in it! 

11. Sweet Flower

One sip of this cocktail will have you transported to a beach in the tropics. It is fruity, pink, and all-around delicious. 

Simply add peach schnapps, orange juice, lemon juice, and grenadine into a shaker, shake well, then serve! 

It is that simple. 

12. Mary Pickford

Created in the 1920s, this drink was the creation of the Hotel Nacional de Cuba in Havana. The drink itself was named after Mary Pickford, a blond petite star in silent movies. 

This is a Cuban classic cocktail composed of a combination of Maraschino, white rum, fresh pineapple juice, and grenadine syrup. 

To make the Mary Pickford, simply add all the ingredients together in a shaker, shake, then strain into a large, chilled cocktail glass. 

13. Shirly Temple

If you’re looking for a classic mocktail, then you’ve come to the right place. This works for anyone wanting a refreshing bubbly drink full of flavor. You don’t have to worry about it being a simple children’s drink here. 

With three ingredients – you can’t go wrong! 

Can I Use Grenadine in Asian Cocktails?

Yes, grenadine can be used in popular asian cocktails, adding a delightful touch of sweetness and vibrant red color. Whether it’s a refreshing Singapore Sling or a tropical Mai Tai, grenadine helps balance the flavors and gives these drinks a visually appealing appeal. Experiment with this versatile syrup to create your own Asian-inspired concoctions.

Final Thoughts

From Tequila Sunrises and Sunrise Mimosa to Cherry Bombs and Jack Rose’s, grenadine plays an important role in helping to achieve those beautiful sunrise effects in your drinks.

Alternatively, they can be used for a touch of sweetness, but ultimately, people drink them for their rich red coloring. Hopefully, this guide has provided you with some inspiration on what cocktails to make with grenadine. 

Frequently Asked Questions

What Is Grenadine?

Grenadine is a non-alcoholic syrup that is commonly used in bars for its deep red color. Whether you’re looking for a splash of color to your favorite cocktails or looking for something to balance out the bitterness, grenadine is the perfect option to do so. 

13 Delicious Grenadine Cocktails

13 Delicious Grenadine Cocktails

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