Manzapera Cocktail Recipe

Mixologist Rafael Jimenez Rivera
Mixologist Rafael Jimenez Rivera, Bodega Kitchen & Cocktails in Sacramento, serving up rum cocktail. Photo by Anastasia Murphy

Elevate your cocktail experience with the exquisite Manzapera Cocktail, a tantalizing blend of flavors meticulously crafted to delight the senses. Created by mixology virtuoso Rafael Jimenez Rivera, this cocktail captures the essence of seasonal abundance with a fusion of apple pear sweetness and the rich depth of aged rum. Perfect for cozy evenings or festive gatherings, each sip unveils a symphony of flavors that dance on your palate. Infused with the warmth of cinnamon, cloves, and allspice, this cocktail is a celebration of fall’s bounty. Garnished with a delicate pear wheel and a twist of lemon, it’s not just a drink, but a work of art. Shake up your cocktail repertoire and experience the allure of the Manzapera Cocktail today!

Rum Cocktail

Manzapera Cocktail Recipe

Recipe by Rafael Jimenez Rivera, Bodega Kitchen & Cocktails, Sacramento
Course Cocktail
Servings 1 Drink


  • 1 ounce apple pear mixture, recipe below
  • 2 ounces Ron del Barrilito 3 Star Rum (or Bacardi Reserve Ocho Rum or Don Q Anejo Rum)
  • ¾ ounce lemon juice
  • Pear wheel, for garnish
  • Lemon twist, for garnish
  • Ice

For the apple pear mixture:

  • 2 d’Anjou pears
  • 1 cup demerara sugar
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 1 tablespoon whole allspice
  • 1 teaspoon whole cloves
  • 2 cups organic apple juice


To make apple pear mixture:

  • Dice pears then add to pot on medium heat on stovetop with all other ingredients. Allow to simmer 25 minutes until consistency is thicker than juice. Strain through cheesecloth or fine mesh strainer and cool. Refrigerate.
  • Place all fresh ingredients in tin with ice and shake. Double strain over ice into rocks glass. Garnish cocktail with pear wheel and lemon twist, if desired.


It’s okay to substitute ingredients with alternative brands of same type and flavor