Sunday, June 12, 2016


I wasn't sure if this cocktail was an allusion to the Soviet intelligence agency or some other acronym. I decided it was the latter because of the ingredients: kirsch, gin, and brandy. Then I looked more closely at the recipe and it is apricot brandy that the recipe called for, so that would make it a KGAB--not as cool sounding. Maybe this is a drink about the communists after all. Having no apricot brandy, and knowing how that stuff tends to have an almost body wash like scent, I opted for apple brandy. The combination I chose was strong and liquor scented with a little oakiness from the Laird's apple brandy and Bluecoat barreled reserve gin. Kirsch was what stood out, with that familiar cherry scent.
  • 3/4 oz. kirschwasser
  • 2 oz. gin (Bluecoat barrel reserve used)
  • 1/2 tsp. apricot brandy (Laird's apple brandy used)
Combine all ingredients in a shaker with ice. Shake and strain into a chilled cocktail glass. 

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