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Alabama Slammer

A sweet a fruity summer cocktail, this Alabama Slammer is a fun adult beverage that is perfect for sippin’ on your front porch!

A FUN SUMMER COCKTAIL

When it comes to cocktails, I really am more keen on the fruity ones. This Alabama Slammer is one of my favorites that we have been making for years and it does not disappoint. With a fruity undertone and a kick of the alcohol flavor, it is perfect for those who like flavorful with a kick. It’s a good drink to slowly sip on. Just shake it together and sit out on the deck on a warm summer’s night and enjoy! If you want a fun cocktail to enjoy in the sweet summertime, then this Alabama Slammer recipe is just what you need!

Alabama Slammer in two cups on metal tray with alcohol in background.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:

Why is it called ‘Alabama Slammer”

This drink was originally served in a shot glass. It was also reportedly invented at the University of Alabama (or a bar nearby) in the 70’s but the origins are a bit hazy. Anyhow, the idea was that you took a shot and slammed it down. Hence – Alabama Slammer. It evolved into the cocktail we know and love today.

What alcohols does this drink use?

We use 3 different alcohols in this drink and they consist of amaretto, sloe gin and Southern Comfort.

Is this a strong drink?

Yes, it is more on the strong side. If you are not a fan of strong you can tone it down by using half of the alcohol called for in the recipe.

Do I need a cocktail shaker?

While this is the best way to combine your drink together you do not have to have one. A mason jar with a lid works as well or you can simply just stir everything together until combined.

What is amaretto?

Amaretto is a sweet Italian almond-flavored liqueur. The name brand most people associate with amaretto is Disaronno.

What is sloe gin?

First of all, “sloes” are a fruit similar to a plum. Sloe Gin is a British red liqueur made with gin and sloes. I use Dekuyper brand.

What is Southern Comfort?

Southern Comfort is a brand name for an American fruit-flavored whiskey liqueur.

Pinterest image with hand holding one Alabama Slammer.

INGREDIENTS NEEDED: (FULL RECIPE AT THE BOTTOM OF THE POST)

  • amaretto
  • sloe gin
  • southern comfort
  • orange juice
  • maraschino cherries for garnish
  • sliced orange for garnish
Ingredients needed: amaretto, sloe gin, southern comfort, orange juice, maraschino cherries and sliced oranges.

HOW TO MAKE AN ALABAMA SLAMMER:

In a cocktail shaker, add ice.

Glass filled with ice.

Pour in the amaretto, sloe gin, southern comfort, and orange juice.

Alcohols being added to cocktail shaker.

Add the top and shake vigorously.

Cocktail shaker shaking the drink together.

Add ice to a glass. Strain and pour the cocktail into the glass. Add cherry and orange garnish.

Overhead of Alabama Slammer garnished with orange and cherry.

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Alabama Slammer

A sweet a fruity summer cocktail, this Alabama Slammer is a fun adult beverage that is perfect for sippin' on your front porch!
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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 0 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 1

Ingredients

  • 1 ounce amaretto (I used Disaronno)
  • 1 ounce sloe gin (I used Dekuyper)
  • 1 ounce Southern Comfort (fruit flavored whisky liquor)
  • 2 ounces orange juice
  • maraschino cherries for garnish
  • sliced orange for garnish

Instructions

  • In a cocktail shaker, add ice.
  • Pour in the amaretto, sloe gin, Southern Comfort, and orange juice.
  • Add the top and shake vigorously.
  • Add ice to a glass. Strain and pour the cocktail into the glass. Add cherry and orange garnish.

Notes

  • This can be doubled or tripled or made in a large pitcher to be served over ice.
  • If you don’t want it as strong, halve your alcohol amounts.
  • We do not recommend storing for long.
Course: Beverages
Cuisine: American

Nutrition

Calories: 241kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Sodium: 3mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 14g

Nutritional Disclaimer

“The Country Cook” is not a dietician or nutritionist, and any nutritional information shared is an estimate. If calorie count and other nutritional values are important to you, we recommend running the ingredients through whichever online nutritional calculator you prefer. Calories and other nutritional values can vary quite a bit depending on which brands were used.

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