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.