I’m looking for cocktails made with grenadine that are sour/tart and have no alcohol taste. No tequila, pineapple, mango or coconut.

Cocktail Colin says:

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Based on your preferences, you're aiming for a cocktail that prominently features grenadine and has a tart or sour profile, while not carrying a strong alcohol taste. Out of the options provided, I would recommend the following two cocktails: Parson’s Special is a perfect choice for you. This cocktail combines orange juice with a dash of grenadine and egg white. Despite being non-alcoholic, it still delivers a refreshing and tangy flavor thanks to the orange juice, while the grenadine adds a subtle sweetness and a beautiful color. The egg white contributes a silky texture, making it a well-balanced and sophisticated drink. Another excellent option is the Shirley Temple. This classic mocktail is non-alcoholic and consists of lemon juice, ginger ale, and a splash of grenadine. The combination results in a sweet and tangy flavor profile, with the ginger ale adding fizzy refreshment. It's a drink that's enjoyed by both adults and children and has stood the test of time because of its delightful taste. Both cocktails are highly rated and lack the strong alcohol taste you're hoping to avoid, while still providing that sour/tart flavor you love. Enjoy sipping on these refreshing options!

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You asked: Sour/tart cocktails with grenadine and no alcohol taste. We found 10 cocktails answering the question.

Parson’s Special

Included in Harry Craddock’s famous 'Savoy Cocktail Book', this non-alcoholic drink is a nice addition to any bartender’s non-alcoholic cocktail...

Orange juice (240ml), Grenadine (Dash), Egg (1 egg white)

3 ingredients
4.59 / 5

Shirley Temple

The Shirley Temple cocktail is a non-alcoholic beverage that has been enjoyed by both adults and children for decades. Named...

Lemon Juice (7.5ml), Ginger Ale (Top up), Grenadine (7.5ml)

3 ingredients
4.38 / 5

Keep Sober

Included in Harry Craddock’s famous 'Savoy Cocktail Book', this non-alcoholic drink is a nice addition to any bartender’s non-alcoholic cocktail...

Grenadine (7.5ml), Tonic water (45ml), Lemon syrup (7.5ml)

3 ingredients
4.24 / 5

Red Vodka Sour

The Red Vodka Sour is a vibrant and tantalizing cocktail that presents a balance of sweet and tart flavors. It...

Vodka (45ml), Grenadine (15ml), Sour Mix (60ml)

3 ingredients
3.9 / 5

Very Cherry-cola

The Very Cherry-cola cocktail is a sweet and fruity beverage combining the effervescent and familiar flavors of cola with the...

Cola (Dash), Grenadine (15ml), Cherry Brandy (30ml)

3 ingredients
3.81 / 5

Scarlet O'Hara

The Scarlet O'Hara is a cocktail featuring a vibrant blend of tangy lime juice, sweet grenadine, and the rich warmth...

Lime juice (60ml), Grenadine (60ml), Whiskey (60ml)

3 ingredients
3.81 / 5

Sweet Red Kisses

Sweet Red Kisses is a vibrant and tantalizing cocktail known for its luscious crimson hue and a delightful balance of...

Vodka (60ml), Cranberry Juice (Top Up), Grenadine (30ml)

3 ingredients
3.78 / 5

Red Star

Red Star is a refreshing and vibrant cocktail that combines the tanginess of lemon juice with the sweetness of grenadine...

Lemon Juice (1), Grenadine (45ml), Vodka (45ml)

3 ingredients
3.71 / 5

Bakewell Tart

Bakewell Tart is a sweet and tart cocktail that takes its inspiration from the classic British dessert. The drink incorporates...

Lime juice (Dash), Cranberry Juice (Top up), Lime Cordial (30ml), Amaretto (30ml), Grenadine (30ml)

5 ingredients
3.7 / 5

Pink Gin

The Pink Gin cocktail is a vibrant and refreshing drink that combines the classic crispness of gin with the sweet...

Cointreau (20ml), Lime juice (30ml), Soda water (90ml), Grenadine (Dash), Gin (60ml)

5 ingredients
3.69 / 5


We've collated some quick fire Q&A's on the question to help you find exactly what you're looking for.

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What is grenadine, and how is it used in cocktails?

Grenadine is a sweet and tart pomegranate-based syrup often used in cocktails to add a fruity flavor and vibrant red color. It pairs well with citrus and other fruit juices.

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Can grenadine be used in non-alcoholic cocktails?

Yes, grenadine is commonly used in non-alcoholic cocktails, also known as mocktails. It adds sweetness and a tangy flavor to drinks like the Shirley Temple.

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What are some cocktails that use grenadine and don't heavily feature alcohol taste?

Cocktails that use grenadine and mask the alcohol taste include the Parson’s Special and the Shirley Temple. These drinks use ingredients like orange juice and ginger ale to create a balanced, flavorful experience.

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Do cocktails with grenadine always taste sweet?

Not necessarily. While grenadine is sweet, it can be balanced with tart ingredients like lemon juice or other citrus elements to create a more balanced, sour-tasting cocktail.

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What is a good substitute for grenadine in cocktails?

A good substitute for grenadine can be a mix of pomegranate juice with a touch of simple syrup, or any other fruit syrup like raspberry or cherry syrup. These alternatives can provide a similar sweet and tangy flavor profile.

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