Nothing says Alabama more than an Alabama Slammer. Legend says it was first shaken at the University of Alabama in 1975. This sweet concoction made of SoCo, sloe gin, amaretto and orange juice is the signature drink of the Alabama Crimson Tide football team. This Alabama Slammer drink recipe is quick, easy and will definitely be a welcome addition to your home Tiki bar.
This drink was immortalized by Brian (Tom Cruise) the Last Barman Poet in the movie “Cocktail”. He said:
I see American drink 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
There are two versions of the traditional Alabama Slammer – the cocktail (made in a highball glass) and the shot (obviously served in a shot glass). The cocktail makes about four shots.
1 oz Southern Comfort
1 oz Sloe Gin
1 oz Amaretto
2 oz Orange Juice
Add all the ingredients to a shaker filled with ice. Shake and strain into a highball glass with ice. Garnish with an orange wheel and a cherry.
Instead of Sloe Gin you can substitute grenadine.
Frank Bama: (Named after Jimmy Buffett’s character in “Where is Joe Merchant?”). This version replaces the SoCo with bourbon, lemon and orange juice, sloe gin, amaretto and peach bitters.
For those who think the drink needs to have little more punch… use 100 proof Southern Comfort and add 1/2 ounce of Jack Daniels.
For a sweet and sour twist, add 1/2 ounce of sweet and sour mix and 1/2 ounce of vodka to the traditional recipe.
Red Death: This version is a traditional Alabama Slammer mixed with a Kamikaze.
1/2 oz vodka
1/2 oz Southern Comfort
1/2 oz amaretto
1/2 oz triple sec
1/2 oz sloe gin
1/2 oz lime juice
Shake all ingredients (except orange juice) over ice. Pour into a collins glass filled with ice. Top off with orange juice.
2 oz Southern Comfort
1 oz peppermint schnapps
1 oz vodka
8 oz fruit punch
1 oz lime juice
Shake all ingredients (except lime juice) over ice. Pour into ice filled glass. Stir in the lime juice.
(credit: intoxigology.com, liquor.com and makemeacocktail.com)