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I've been looking for a bottle of Rose's Grenadine for quite a while without luck, so when I saw a big ol' liter of Llord's at the liquor store, I grabbed it. I'm not sure I want to allocate that much fridge space to it though. Can I keep it behind the bar instead?

Sugar is a preservative and there's a little bit of alcohol in it too, so my guess is it's ok on the shelf.

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I'm not sure about other types of grenadine, but assuming they're the same as Rose's, they do not need to be refrigerated.

It's not just that they contain sugar - they're practically nothing but sugar, water, and a couple of "chemicals." There's really nothing in there that can spoil, unless you put something else into the bottle that wasn't there originally.

Unless you accidentally dropped a piece of chicken in there, definitely don't worry about refrigeration. It can sit on the shelf.

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Oh... I accidentally drop chicken into my alcohol all the time... no wonder I get sick. –  Mechko Jul 23 '10 at 1:06
    
FYI, the grenadine you buy in stores such as Rose's generally doesn't contain any alcohol. It's like sour mix or margarita mix - just a mixer, not a liqueur. –  Aaronut Jul 23 '10 at 1:12
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I called the number on the label. The shelf life of Rose's grenadine is 6 months REFRIGERATED. I had been storing mine in my liquor cabinet for awhile, he told me that it should be good as long as it doesn't smell funky. None of these high-sugar content products really go 'bad' in the traditional sense.

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up-vote for using the phone--something I never do ;) –  adambox Apr 18 '12 at 16:17
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