Grenadine has a deep, burgundy colour and tastes not just sweet, but tart.
Its name originated from the French word grenade and the Spanish word grenada, both meaning pomegranate. Grenadine was originally prepared from pomegranate juice and sugar, which provided a richly-flavoured syrup.
Grenadine syrup has a flavour that’s both sweet and tart, with a fruity finish. It’s most commonly used to add colour to drinks, but it also adds sweetness.