Rabbit Hole Bourbon “Fall Back” Cocktail

Rabbit Hole Bourbon cocktail

Whether it’s daylight savings time or you’re feeling extra festive this fall season, check out this apple cider bourbon cocktail inspired by the delicious Cavehill bourbon from Rabbit Hole distillery.

Disclaimer- This bourbon was gifted to me but this is not a sponsored post and all opinions are my own.

When the weather turns a little cooler and apple season hits, I am a total sucker for a delicious festive drink for fall. Bourbon also just seems to fit the best this time of year, and the flavors in this drink really showcase apple cider in a totally different way.

If you’re looking for a more traditional apple cider cocktail (that tastes more like an apple pie) then check out this popular Apple Cider Whiskey Smash recipe of mine. This recipe has a much more complex flavor and isn’t really a sweet drink.

I was inspired to make this drink to survive the dreaded daylight savings time period. Nothin like a delicious bourbon and apple cider cocktail to warm you up when it’s dark before 5 pm, don’t you agree?

So, grab your Cavehill bourbon from Rabbit Hole distillery and let’s get to shaking up a delicious drink!

Rabbit Hole Bourbon "Fall Back" Cocktail

“School” Supplies:

  • Cocktail Shaker with Ice
  • Jigger
  • Juicer
  • Knife and Cutting Board
  • Rocks Glass

“Class” Notes:

I work hard to thoroughly test all the recipes here at Bon Appeteach to help troubleshoot my creations as much as possible. While ingredients, brands, and appliances may vary, use the detailed notes below to help guide you through this recipe with ease. 

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What does Cavehill Bourbon from Rabbit Hole distillery taste like?

I have sampled a lot of different bourbons over the years. I keep several different brands on my shelves, but this was the first time I’ve had anything from Rabbit Hole.

For this recipe, I tried their Cavehill Four Grain Triple Malt Bourbon. Before recipe testing, I always enjoy sipping the main spirit by itself at room temperature and also with ice to get a nice idea of the flavors and smoothness.

I can honestly say that since creating this cocktail, I haven’t made any other crafted drinks in my house the last few weeks.

Cavehill bourbon from Rabbit Hole Distillery

I can’t stop drinking this and here is why I love it:

  • It’s all small batch whiskey. They batch no more than fifteen barrels at a time, allowing for more quality control and good flavor.
  • The mouthfeel is smooth and goes down easy. I like the slightly toasted notes you get which come from them aging their whiskey in toasted barrels.
  • It’s a decent price point at $55 MSRP, which isn’t too crazy of a cost but definitely a bit more of an investment compared to other Kentucky straight bourbons.

The “Fall Back” Bourbon Cocktail:

Here is what you need for this cocktail recipe-

Fall Back Bourbon cocktail recipe ingredients on a tray

Place all the ingredients into the cocktail shaker, pour over ice, and then shake until nice and chilled. I poured mine over a large clear ice cube and into a rocks glass.

The color of this drink is absolutely stunning in my opinion. You can toss in a few apple slices or a cinnamon stick to be festive. I can never resist making my garnishes EXTRA pretty, so I always do an apple rose when I have any excuse to.

Rabbit Hole Bourbon cocktail

Pair this drink with a this candied bacon with bourbon, maple pecan smoked chicken thighs, or with this delicious gluten free apple tart for the holidays too. Drink responsibly and enjoy!

Rabbit Hole Bourbon cocktail

Rabbit Hole Bourbon “Fall Back” Cocktail

Whether it's daylight savings time or you're feeling extra festive this fall season, check out this apple cider bourbon cocktail inspired by the delicious Cavehill bourbon from Rabbit Hole distillery.
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Course: Cocktails
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Rabbit Hole Bourbon “Fall Back” Cocktail
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 0 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 1
Calories: 139kcal
Author: Bon Appeteach



  • In a cocktail shaker, add all the ingredients and pour over ice. Shake until chilled.
  • Strain into a rocks glass over a large cube of ice and garnish and enjoy.


Use other whiskeys you prefer if desired.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 139kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 11mg | Potassium: 59mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 20g | Vitamin A: 1IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 5mg | Iron: 1mg

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