gren·a·dine | \ˌgre-nə-ˈdēn, ˈgre-nə-ˌdēn\

Definition of grenadine 

1 : an open-weave fabric of various fibers

2 : a moderate reddish orange

3 : a syrup flavored with pomegranates and used in mixed drinks

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Royal Sonesta Harbor Court Baltimore The hotel’s Explorers Restaurant will be offering a special drink, the Liberty for All, combining vodka, run, tequila and grenadine, plus cranberry, pineapple and orange juices. Chris Kaltenbach,, "Where to find the best view of Baltimore's Fourth of July fireworks," 25 June 2018 The Riva Rainbow cocktail will be made from Ketel One vodka, grenadine, pineapple juice and blue Curacao ($10). Audrey Gorden, RedEye Chicago, "Chicago Pride specials: Rainbow treats, rainbow cocktails and free BBQ," 15 June 2017 Cocina’s Firing Squad, for instance, mixes mezcal, grenadine, lime, seltzer and bitters; the Champurrado Old-Fashioned, named for the Mexican chocolate drink, combines rum, chocolate bitters, allspice dram and Squirt. Carol Deptolla, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Cocina 1022 open for lunch, dinner and, soon, late-night," 6 Apr. 2018 The taste: This naturally fermented sparkling Gamay has a light and airy bouquet, but each sip packs a punch of savory cherries and ripe strawberries, with notes of wet gravel and a grenadine finish. Emily Eisen, Bon Appetit, "11 Natural Wines That Taste as Good as They Look," 26 Mar. 2018 Fill the champagne flute 2/3 full of the juice mixture, top with champagne, and then add two tablespoons of grenadine. Esquire Editors, Esquire, "How to Make a Classic Mimosa," 7 Mar. 2018 Roy Inman Special to The Star Take the Jack Rose, a cocktail traditionally made with applejack, lemon juice and grenadine. Anne Brockhoff, kansascity, "Simple and delicious cocktails you can make at home | The Kansas City Star," 20 Feb. 2018 Makes 1 drink 2 ounces applejack 3/4 ounce fresh lemon or lime juice, or a combination 1/2 ounce grenadine, or use the syrup from a jar of good quality cocktail cherries Combine all ingredients in a shaker with ice; shake until chilled. Anne Brockhoff, kansascity, "Simple and delicious cocktails you can make at home | The Kansas City Star," 20 Feb. 2018 The way it's made (the titular grenadine weave)creates a rich texture that doesn't overwhelm. Jonathan Evans, Esquire, "If You're Only Going to Own One Tie, Make It This One," 15 Feb. 2018

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First Known Use of grenadine

1852, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for grenadine

French, from grenade coarse silk fabric, pomegranate

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English Language Learners Definition of grenadine

: a sweet liquid that is made from a type of red fruit (called a pomegranate) and that is used in alcoholic drinks

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