Many preserving recipes call for fresh juice or seeds from a pomegranate. If you're unfamiliar with how to handle this fruit, here's a few tips on how to most efficiently open a pomegranate, extract the seeds and juice them.
Homemade grenadine is really easy to make, it adds a little more zing than the store bought kind. When I tasted it I wasreally surprised how much it tasted like the real thing. A little less syrupy, more flavorful version of the real thing.