The Alabama Slammer has been around since the 70s, and there are a few minor variations on it. The most common version blends Southern Comfort with amaretto, sloe gin and orange juice.
It’s a delicious fruity cocktail. In this recipe, the amaretto’s cherry notes are emphasized. This is one of those drinks where you can’t easily identify different notes – it all blends wonderfully into one sweet, fruity flavor.
Alabama Slammers are perfect for drinking by the pool or serving at a barbecue. They’re great for hot afternoons, but they’re also terrific for unwinding at the end of a long work week. Some restaurants mix them up by the pitcher, which is also something you can do at home for a get-together.
If you like this one, check out some other drinks featuring Southern Comfort, such as the Angel Highball or the Hawaiian Redneck. The Angel Highball blends orange juice with Southern Comfort, like a simplified Alabama Slammer. The Hawaiian Redneck is all about the pineapple juice along with rum and Southern Comfort.