Fine, artisanal cocktails with a classic bent are the name of the game at Bar Congress, a modern hot spot in downtown Austin. The rye-based Oracle gets a smoky touch with a hint of mezcal and flamed orange. The cocktail is made by the manager of Bar Congress, Jason Stevens.
Flame orange peel into empty, chilled coupe glass; keep peel. Combine all liquid ingredients, stir to chill. Julep strain into coupe. Garnish with orange peel and cherry.