Re: Named for Granada.
Granada is a province in the Andalusia region of Spain, with its capital city also called Granada. The region was invaded and settled by the Moors (from Morocco)in the 8th century, and in 1238 became an independent kingdom and a centre of Muslim learning and civilisation.
The Moors brought the pomegranate with them from Morocco. "Pomme" means apple in French and hence "pomegranate" means "apple of Granada". The word "grenade" comes from its shape, and "garnet" comes from its colour.
"Grenadine" is also made from blackcurrant or raspberry, but properly should be from pomegranate.