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Recipes for homemade bitters and Grenadine?

funny, i found your post because i'm looking for a bitters recipe myself. i've been making a lot of forgotten classic cocktail recipes from old cocktil guides lately, and i am trying to move toward making my own ingredients. I recently dumped my full bottle of rose's grenadine down the sink--the stuff was disgusting. my homemade grenadine is delicious and has a lovely deep, ruby color. Here's how i made it: put 2 cups of Trader Joe's 100% pure pomegranite juice in a saucepan, bring to boil and then reduce to simmer over low-medium heat. When the juice is cooked down to one cup of liquid, stir in 1 cup of natural organic sugar, simmer for a few more minutes until the sugar is completely dissolved. Let it cool, then use a funnel to pour it into the empty rose's bottle. Store in the frig.
i also make my own rock candy syrup and maraschino cherries. Now i go off in search of a bitters recipe! happy cocktailing.

Feb 15, 2007
davivid in Spirits

Bagels in San Diego

i have given up on san diego. the closest i've come to the kind i used to get growing up in chicago are from Brooklyn Bagel in Los Angeles. I hear that The Bagel Broker is good, too, but I haven't tried it yet.

Oct 01, 2006
davivid in California

a real bagel in san diego

Give up. Go to Brooklyn Bagel in Los Angeles. It's worth a two hour drive.

Oct 01, 2006
davivid in California