Thursday, September 1, 2016


1 oz Old Overholt Rye
1 oz Laird's Applejack
1/2 oz Amaro Montenegro
1/2 oz Sweet Vermouth (Alessio)
2 dash Peychaud's Bitters

Stir with ice, strain into a cocktail glass, and garnish with an orange twist.

Two Thursdays ago, I spotted a recipe by Sasha Petraske in 1210 Cocktails; with the first anniversary of his death then approaching and now just passed, I figured it would be a decent tribute. With rye, vermouth, and Amaro Montenegro, the Fallback reminded me a bit of the Cobble Hill; however, the latter's cucumber donated a more summery feel whereas the Fallback's apple lent a more autumnal flavor.
The Fallback shared an orange and apple aroma that led into a malt, grape, and citrus sip. Finally, the swallow proffered rye and bitter orange notes with an apple-laden finish.

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