Alabama Slammer Cocktail – A delicious fruity drink
Today, I have the famous Alabama Slammer recipe for you. This southern American party drink has a fruity-tart aroma and impresses with two special ingredients, on one hand sloe liqueur and on the other hand Amaretto. This drink is quick to mix and a delight all year round.
The orange juice makes the cocktail taste sweet and somewhat reminiscent of iced tea. The fruity flavor is emphasized by the sloe liqueur, which gives the Alabama Slammer a tart and spicy taste.
The Alabama Slammer is also often called the Southern Slammer. The cocktail became known due to its popularity at college parties in the early 1980s. It was supposedly first seen at the University of Alabama.
The drink was not yet mixed as a cocktail, as we know it today, but drunk as a shot. Hence, the name Slammer, which refers to the expression “to slam a drink”. At that time, the cocktail was also often called Alabama Slammer Shot.
The Alabama Slammer became famous in 1988 when Tom Cruise delivered the following quote in the movie “Cocktail”: I see America drinking the fabulous cocktails I make, Americans getting stinky on something I stir or shake, The Sex on the Beach, the Schnapps made from peach, The Velvet Hammer, The Alabama Slammer.”
Brett Favre, the former US football player and Super Bowl winner, is also a fan of the drink, calling the Alabama Slammer his favorite cocktail.
- 1 handful ice cubes
- 3 cl orange juice
- 1 cl Amaretto
- 2 cl Southern Comfort Whiskey
- 2 cl Sloe Gin Sloe Liqueur
- Chill a Collins or tumbler glass in advance.
- Fill half of the chilled glass with ice cubes.
- Add Amaretto, Southern Comfort, Sloe Gin and orange juice to the glass and stir with a spoon.
- Serve ice-cold and enjoy.
Tips for the perfect Alabama Slammer Cocktail
Be sure to pre-chill the glasses
Pre-chilling the glass ensures an ice-cold cocktail and is a must, especially during the summer months. Because the ingredients will quickly absorb heat through a warm glass, and the drink will no longer be particularly tasty after only a few minutes. This also applies to drinks with ice cubes. That’s why it is always recommended to pre-chill the glasses in the freezer or at least in the refrigerator.
What is sloe gin?
Sloe Gin is not a gin but a liqueur. Unlike most other liqueurs, it is based on gin. Often rum, whiskey, or vodka are used for the production of liqueur. The sloe liqueur is also known as sloe fire or sloe gin and has between 15% and 30% alc/vol.