Machine Head

Difford's Guide



Coupe glass
Measuring jigger
Mixing glass
Bar spoon


There are approximately 316 calories in one serving of Machine Head.


Machine Head image

Serve in a

Coupe glass


Luxardo Maraschino cherry & orange zest twist

How to make:

POUR all ingredients except tea into mixing glass. SMOKE tea using a chefs smoker and direct smoke into mixing glass. Cover to capture smoke for a minute or so. Remove cover, STIR with ice and strain into chilled glass.

1 fl oz Cognac VSOP
1 fl oz Bacardi Carta Blanca light rum
1 fl oz Bourbon whiskey
1 fl oz Créme de violette liqueur
1 dash Orange bitters
1 dash Angostura or other aromatic bitters
1 dash Xocolatl Mole bitters
3 pinch Lychee Rose Tea (smoked)

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Our Comment:

Overdo the smoke and your cocktail will start to resemble a cigar. Too little and you may find a tad sweet.


Adapted from a drink created in 2010 by Jamie Boudreau at Vessel, Seattle, USA.

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