Alabama Slammer

Alabama Slammer cocktail
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No one knows for sure exactly when and where the Alabama Slammer was invented, but it appeared as early as 1971 in Thomas Mario’s Playboy Bartender’s Guide. Popular amongst tailgaters and revelers at the University of Alabama, some say it’s the signature cocktail of the Alabama Crimson Tide football team. No matter the precise history, one thing is for certain—drink too many of them, and your head will be slamming with pain the next day.

Alabama Slammer

FLAVOR PROFILE
Sweet
STRENGTH
DIFFICULTY
easy

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 oz Southern Comfort
  • 1 oz Sloe Gin
  • 1 oz Amaretto
  • 2 oz Orange Juice
  • Cherry, for garnish
  • orange wheel, for garnish

INSTRUCTIONS

Step one

Add all ingredients except the garnishes to a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake until cold.

Step two

Strain into a highball glass with fresh ice.

Step three

Garnish with a cherry and orange wheel.

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