Alabama slammer cocktail – a delicious fruity drink

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.

Origin

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.

Alabama Slammer

Alabama slammer cocktail
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The Alabama Slammer consists of orange juice, a shot of Amaretto, Southern Comfort and Sloe Gin, also known as sloe liqueur. The cocktail is served ice-cold and impresses with its fruity-tart flavor. The quick preparation makes it a perfect party drink.
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Preparation time: 2 minutes
Mixing time: 3 minutes
Total time: 5 minutes
Category: Fruity, Highball, Shortdrink
Origin: American
Keywords: Amaretto, Ice cubes, Orange juice, Sloe Gin, Southern Comfort Whiskey
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Servings: 1 Cocktail
Calories: 156kcal
Author: Leon Zeschke

Ingredients

  • 1 handful ice cubes
  • 3 cl orange juice
  • 1 cl Amaretto
  • 2 cl Southern Comfort Whiskey
  • 2 cl Sloe Gin Sloe Liqueur

Preparation

  • 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.

Nutrition

Serving: 1Cocktail | Calories: 156kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Sugar: 12g | Proof: 17.1% vol
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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.

Über Leon Zeschke | Avatar of leon zeschkeLeon is a food blogger, nutritionist, and passionate cocktail nerd. He loves trying out new cocktails and sharing his creations. Jonas is also one of the founders and part of the editorial team of Alcipedia.com.
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