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. It manages to impress with the aid of two special ingredients, namely sloe liqueur and Amaretto.
The orange juice makes the cocktail taste sweet and somewhat reminiscent of iced tea. Meanwhile, the sloe liqueur emphasizes this fruity flavor and gives the Alabama Slammer its 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.
Originally, the drink was not a cocktail, but 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 hot summer months. Because the ingredients will quickly absorb heat through a warm glass, the drink will lose some of its tastiness after only a few minutes. The same applies to drinks with ice cubes. Which is why it is always recommended to pre-chill the glasses in the freezer or at least in the refrigerator.
What is sloe gin?
Despite the name, a Sloe Gin is not a gin but a liqueur. Unlike most other liqueurs, it is still based on gin. Rum, whiskey, or vodka are often 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.