The only draw back to the original recipe that I have found is that it calls for grenadine. At the time when the recipe was created grenadine was a syrup made of sugar and pomegranate juice. Today it is a concoction of high fructose corn syrup miscellaneous dyes and artificial flavors.
Grenadine is basically simple syrup made with pomegranate juice instead of water. Just pick up a bottle of POM Wonderful (sugar and additive free). For a pint of grenadine, you'll need one cup of pomegranate juice to one cup of sugar. Combine room temperature pomegranate juice and sugar in a pint-sized mason jar. Put into a cocktail shaker and shake until all the sugar is dissolved. This is true and simple grenadine the way it was intended to be.
The Cuban Rose
- 1 1/2 ox. Good White Rum
- 3/4 oz. Orange Juice
- Dash of Homemade Grenadine or DeKuypers Pomegranate Liqueur