The Oak Sundae Cocktail

5th June 2023

The Oak Sundae Cocktail

We’ve all heard of the famous Ice Cream Sundae, the delicious ice cream dessert, but have you yet discovered The Oak Sundae, a combination of bubbly sparkling wine, aged rum and some smooth alcoholised coffee?

The Oak Barrel is an important component in the world of alcohol, and when it comes to Traditional Method Sparkling Wines and Rum, it’s paramount to help deliver an excellent and sought-after flavour profile, this is what this Cocktail draws its inspiration from, incorporating creamy smooth vanilla ice cream and some sweet spices for good measure.

The Sparkling Wine – Založnik

Založnik hosts both a vineyard and fruit farm, cultivating and fulfilling their tradition for the past four generations, since 1911.

“The vine grows well in the shadow of the master”

Located on the slopes of Pohorje, on the golden green hills of beautiful Škalce, above Slovenske Konjice. Their vines grow on the highest terroir of the famous Škalce, where the sun is abundant throughout the year.

“In our vineyards, we strive to grow healthy and high-quality grapes, because we are aware that only such grapes can produce a top-quality drop. We produce wines exclusively from grapes that we grow ourselves in our vineyards. We breathe and live for the fact that we can compete with other, even larger, wine producers on the Slovenian market in terms of quality.” – Založnik

Winery Založnik – Bela Penina – Tasting Notes

Aroma – “Delicate yellow floral, yellow rose petals with subtle dried citrus, zesty lemon, lemon pulp and candy lemon on the aroma.”

Flavour – “Zesty lemon, zesty citrus, notes of lemon pulp, skin and juice, a touch of wild yellow floral, nectar and yellow rose petals on the palate.”

Silver Medal in the Zesty & Zingy Category at the Glass of Bubbly Awards 2022

Rum – Solway Spirits

Solway Spirits is a micro craft distillery, created by owners and distillers Andrew and Kate, located on the coastline of the Solway Firth in southwest Scotland.

All their products are distilled, hand bottled and labelled at the distillery, using the finest ingredients sourced from British suppliers, within their Rums, Gins, Vodkas and Liqueurs, they certainly have an expansive range to explore and find something to enjoy.

Solway Spirits – “The Eccentric Artisans”

Solway Spirits – Barrel Aged Rum – Tasting Notes – “Roasted nuts, caramel, toffee apples, deep and rich with a vanilla finish.”

The Oak Sundae Cocktail



  • Coffee Liqueur
  • Dark Rum
  • Ginger Syrup
  • Sparkling Wine
  • Vanilla Ice Cream
  • Cinnamon
  • Ginger

How To Make The Oak Sundae Cocktail

  • 25mls of Coffee Liqueur
  • 25mls of Dark Rum
  • 5mls of Ginger Syrup
  • 125mls of Sparkling Wine
  • Add 3 Scoops of Vanilla Ice Cream
  • Then Sprinkle on some Ground Cinnamon and Ginger

Oak Sundae Cocktail Tasting Notes

Aroma – “Warming, relaxing, smooth and creamy, lovely cinnamon and ginger on slowly melting vanilla ice cream, then the coffee and even toffee come through to join the aroma.”

Flavour – “Smooth, creamy, coffee centred, with smoothing barrel aged rum, delicately placing itself in the mix with nutty, toffee and caramel characters, hints of ginger soak into the melting vanilla ice cream with the sparkling wine adding a dash of lemon, its easy to get caught up in enjoying this cocktail and forget that the alcohol is involved, so be careful, but enjoy all the flavours this cocktail has to offer.”

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Oliver Walkey

Champagne and Sparkling Wine Writer, Focused on Bringing the Exciting and Fascinating World of Bubbly to You.