San Marcos couple bring new take on canned cocktails


Reza (left) and Shiva Mortazavi of San Marcos are the founders of Melograno Cocktails. (Courtesy photo)


News Release:

San Marcos CA— Melograno Cocktails, founded in 2021 by San Marcos husband-and-wife team Reza and Shiva Mortazavi, is bringing to the market a worldly and elegant take on canned cocktails.
The Mortazavis were inspired and influenced by the current trending industry to create a product they have yet to see — one that is designed beautifully enough to carry around like a stylish accessory and flavors that celebrate cultures from around the world.
Food & Brew logo.“When we started this process, we thought, ‘What happens when you start from the point of view of the artist, and create from there?’” Reza Mortazavi said. “The result is an alternative to hard seltzers, wine and spirits with stunning designs across four unique flavors. Our customer is someone who likes to enjoy a cocktail but in a sophisticated way that is also convenient and portable.”
Created for those who are looking for sophistication, flavors and taste in a ready-to-drink, convenient slim can, Melograno Cocktails launches with four flavors:

  • Pomegranate Cosmopolitan — The flagship flavor, a nod to Persian culture and heritage in recipe and design. (Melograno is the word for pomegranate in Italian.)
  • Orange Blossom Martini — Both fragrant and flavorful, an Asian ceramic is the design aesthetic. A timeless and delicate classic.
  • Melon Margarita — A West African fabric design paired with the indulgent sweetness of a cantaloupe in its peak of summer season.
  • Cucumber Lime Mojito — Reminiscent of European tile-work, this flavor takes the green shades inside and outside of the cucumber and delivers a refreshing, herbaceous taste.

All flavors come in a variety of 12-pack, each with only 120 calories, 5 grams of sugar and 5% alcohol by volume in a 12-ounce can. Melograno Cocktails retail at $16 to $18 per 12-pack and are available to purchase at high-end grocers, liquor stores, bars and restaurants. San Diego is the first market Melograno Cocktails will launch in, with Las Vegas to follow later this year.
More information about the company is available at

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