How to Make a New Orleans Style Oak Fashioned Cocktail

As the city of New Orleans gets ready to celebrate 300 years, Ralph’s on the Park has created a collection of the best-dressed drinks, which are sure to entertain and make history buffs happy. Here’s one of their cocktails developed specifically for the Tricentennial and guaranteed to please your taste buds with the very essence of great Southern hospitality.

A Twist on a Classic –  The Oak Fashioned Cocktail

How to Make a New Orleans Style Oak Fashioned Cocktail
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One of those featured cocktails which is a twist on a beloved classic is the Oak Fashioned. This site-specific cocktail is presented in a glass full of twisting and billowing clouds of Smoked City Park Oak that lingers over the bourbon. Bourbon, Luxardo Cherry, and Orange in the Smoked Glass deliver a real taste of place.

The Oak Fashioned is a treat for the eyes, nose and your taste buds.

How to Make the Oak Fashioned Cocktail


  • 2 oz. Bourbon
  • 1 Sugar Cube
  • 2 Dashes Angostura Bitters
  • 2 Luxardo Cherries
  • Orange peel


  • Place sugar in small shaker and soak with bitters
  • Add ice then bourbon
  • Stir gently, then strain into glass with ice ball
  • Garnish with cherries and orange twist
  • When ready to serve place coaster on top of glass and smoke
  • Remove coaster table side


Happy Tricentennial, Enjoy!

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