The Alabama Slammer used to be a very popular drink. Way more popular than it is now. It’s both a shooter and a cool refreshing highball. Ingredients remain the same, you just have to adjust the proportions.
The ingredients for the Alabama Slammer are sloe gin, amaretto and Southern Comfort, and a bit of orange juice as the final touch. Sweet, fruity and delicious.
The creation of the Alabama slammer dates back to the 1970s, somewhere near the University of Alabama. During that time, sweet fruity drinks were quite popular, and many included Southern Comfort and sloe gin. Sadly, both spirits lost a lot of their popularity along with the drink itself, but we haven’t forgotten. 😉
Ingredients and preparation:
- Find a cocktail shaker, and add ½ ounce (15 ml) of sloe gin, amaretto and Southern Comfort.
- Add a dash (¼ of an ounce) of freshly squeezed orange juice and fill the shaker with ice.
- Shake well and strain into shots. You should have enough for 2.
- You can double the amount of the ingredients, and make it into a highball cocktail, garnished with an orange slice.
What is Southern Comfort…?
Southern Comfort is a whiskey-based liqueur, flavored with fruits and spices. Its creation dates back to the late 1800s in New Orleans, when Martin Wilkes Heron added some fruits and spices to the whiskey he was serving in his bar, in order to mask its unpleasant and harsh taste.
Over the years, large liquor companies bought and sold the brand, but the flavor remained almost the same. So far, the real recipe remains a secret.