Home Made Iced Tea with Grenadine Syrup


Spring is finally here and here to stay! A couple of weeks ago I finally decided to get one of those lounge furniture sets for my balcony in stead of a dining table. I’ve been wanting to change for a couple of years but somehow I thought we needed a dining table outside even if in the end we never ate outside….

So now I’m all for lounging outside in the sun. And even though I would love to have white or rosé wine all day long, it’s better to have a non-alcoholic drink on hand as well.

I think that home made iced tea is perfect on a sunny day. And you can always change it up with different teas or with different kinds of syrups/cordials, and you can sweeten it exactly to your own taste.

For this years first pitcher of home made iced tea, I made black tea that I sweetened with Grenadine Syrup.



3 tea bags of choice (or the equivalent in loose tea leaves)

240 ml (1 cup) of almost boiling water

120 ml (½ cup) of good quality grenadine syrup or your syrup/cordial of choice.

1, 5 litres (about 6 cups) of cold water



Make a strong tea concentrate of the 3 tea bags and the hot water. Let it cool, then add it to a large pitcher and mix in the grenadine syrup. Fill it up with ice and cold water, stir to mix and serve.



PS: I just realised that this is the first recipe completely without butter :-P!

3 Comments on Home Made Iced Tea with Grenadine Syrup

  1. Emma
    April 14, 2014 at 3:29 pm (1 year ago)

    Oooh I love grenadine! This sounds like a great variation of a brilliant drink. I’ve actually been thinking about making iced tea when the warmer days finally arrive (they’re being a bit slow at the moment).

    • Gry Barstad
      April 14, 2014 at 3:40 pm (1 year ago)

      You will love this, I’m sure! We’ve had some really nice days in Switzerland lately, and I hope for many more, especially now for Easter!

  2. Mama Leone
    August 12, 2014 at 9:34 pm (9 months ago)

    this looks great! I sure will try it! Thanks for sharing dear.


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