gren·​a·​dine ˌgre-nə-ˈdēn How to pronounce grenadine (audio)
: an open-weave fabric of various fibers
: a moderate reddish orange
: a syrup flavored with pomegranates and used in mixed drinks

Examples of grenadine in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Many of the ingredients naturally achieve these colors, like pumpkin puree, apple cider, and grenadine. Christina Manian, Rdn, Better Homes & Gardens, 20 Oct. 2023 The French 75 recipe also evolved over the decades: The original version was made with apple brandy and grenadine, which gave it a reddish tint. Southern Living Test Kitchen, Southern Living, 7 Aug. 2023 Bradley’s Olde Tavern — the stand-in for the Hawkins movie theater — has special drinks, like Demogorgon Blood (vodka, Dr Pepper, orange soda and grenadine). Rick Rojas, New York Times, 8 Oct. 2023 The ladies got tipsy on the Oh, Stanley, a special cocktail of white rum and grenadine named for one of Mrs. Roper’s frequent hubby-shaming chastisements. Erik Piepenburg,, 23 Aug. 2023 Rye whiskey, vermouth, grenadine, lime juice and orange bitters sounds counterintuitive but lands smooth and savory. Bill Addison, Los Angeles Times, 9 Sep. 2023 If this story has whet your appetite for a glass of the stuff, try this modern version made with water, sugar, lots of fresh lemon juice and a splash of grenadine syrup. Allison Robicelli, Washington Post, 21 June 2023 Others tried adding a dash of grenadine to the pineapple tub, and some attempted a cinnamon and brown sugar add-on. Megan Schaltegger, Better Homes & Gardens, 22 July 2023 Grenadine: Proper grenadine is made by combining sugar and pomegranate juice, adding a touch of pomegranate molasses and perfuming the whole thing with rose water or orange flower water. Jason O'Bryan, Robb Report, 29 Oct. 2022 See More

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Word History


French, from grenade coarse silk fabric, pomegranate

First Known Use

1826, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of grenadine was in 1826

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“Grenadine.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Dec. 2023.

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