gren·​a·​dine | \ ˌgre-nə-ˈdēn How to pronounce grenadine (audio) , 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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Recent Examples on the Web The groom opted for a dark gray Lanvin suit, a crisp white shirt, gray-blue silk grenadine tie, and a Swiss wristwatch from 1918 that belonged to his great uncle and was a gift from his father. Alexandra Macon, Vogue, "The Bride Wore a Vintage Suit for Her Switzerland Elopement," 18 Dec. 2020 Also, on whatever day the Arizona Cardinals play, the Red Sea can rise up and toast with $3 Bird Shots made with Fireball, peach schnapps, pineapple and a splash of grenadine. Georgann Yara, The Arizona Republic, "19 metro Phoenix restaurants and bars with football specials for dine-in and takeout," 25 Sep. 2020 To view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Singapore Sling – Raffles, Singapore Every bartender worth her grenadine should be able to shake a good Singapore Sling. Alex Erdekian, Condé Nast Traveler, "7 Classic Cocktails Invented in Hotels—And How to Make Them at Home," 11 May 2020 Served up, orange and lime keep things tart, balancing any sweetness imparted by the house grenadine and blackberry. Lindsey Mcclave, The Courier-Journal, "This Mellwood restaurant is blowing up Louisville's food scene with New American fusion," 19 Feb. 2020 Maybe the stories Modiano tells in Family Record (traveling with his wife to find his own birth certificate; sitting at a café next to a man who slumps over dead while drinking a grenadine) are true. Rumaan Alam, The New Republic, "Patrick Modiano Explains Himself," 16 Dec. 2019 Use this homemade pomegranate syrup as a sub for grenadine in any cocktail recipe. The Good Housekeeping Test Kitchen, Good Housekeeping, "Pomegranate Syrup," 29 Oct. 2019 The original drink was made by splashing some grenadine over a tall glass of ice, then topping it off with ginger ale or lemon-lime soda and, always, a maraschino cherry. The Good Housekeeping Test Kitchen, Good Housekeeping, "Shirley Temple Drink," 29 Oct. 2019 Aside from the rum, homemade pomegranate grenadine and Don's Mix #2, a syrup made with cinnamon and grapefruit zest are essential to the zombie. Tirion Morris, azcentral, "Tiki culture's not dead. This underground Phoenix bar's zombie cocktail is proof," 24 Oct. 2019

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First Known Use of grenadine

1826, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for grenadine

French, from grenade coarse silk fabric, pomegranate

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The first known use of grenadine was in 1826

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“Grenadine.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Mar. 2021.

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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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