The Fallback is an autumn-tinged nightcap with the flavor and scent of spiced, roasted apples and plums. It’s the creation of the late Sasha Petraske, and a testament to the enduring brilliance of his mixological legacy.

We often treat rye and bourbon as somewhat interchangable; here, though, we stick with rye. Bourbon would be a bit too sweet, and the drink really benefits from the bright, peppery spice of rye whiskey.

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Stir all ingredients with ice until well-chilled. Strain into an ice-filled short glass. Express an orange twist over the drink and drop in as a garnish.

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