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groseille syrup

Type

Non-alcoholic additives, juices & mixers

Also known as

red currant syrup

Description

Generic for red-purple syrup sweetener & colorant made from red currants and/or artificial flavorings. Can be made at home using this recipe: Express the juice of small red currants, reds. Per quart of juice obtained, add 2 quarts of water and 3-1/2 lbs. of sugar. Dissolve sugar in water before adding the juice. Leave standing for several days. Filter or clarify and bottle. Along with raspberry syrup, often used as a substitute for grenadine, as well as frequently in its own right in drinks, mainly in England & Europe previous to 1950.

Flavor

cherry, berry and mild

Availability

Rare. Known to be distributed in parts of United Kingdom. Rarely exported. Regional.

Substitute

grenadine

Usage examples

This ingredient appears in 6 recipes in CocktailDB.
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