Alabama Slammer
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Alabama Slammer
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Rating

4.45 / 5
The Alabama Slammer is a vibrant and fruity cocktail that has its roots in the American South. Made with a mix of orange juice, amaretto, whiskey, and sloe gin, it ... more The Alabama Slammer is a vibrant and fruity cocktail that has its roots in the American South. Made with a mix of orange juice, amaretto, whiskey, and sloe gin, it presents a harmonious blend of citrus, nutty, and berry flavors with a subtle undercurrent of oak from the whiskey. Served in a highball glass, this cocktail is usually enjoyed as a refreshing, sweet concoction that's popular among fans of Southern-themed drinks. The inclusion of amaretto, a sweet almond-flavored liqueur, adds a layer of complexity to the drink, complementing the tanginess of the orange juice and the rich, fruitiness of the sloe gin. The Alabama Slammer is often associated with college football tailgating in Alabama and has become a staple at bars in the southeastern United States.
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(1980)
Base ingredient
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Orange juice
Garnish
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Orange, cocktail cherry
Alcohol content
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5.4% | 1.62 units *
Details
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Classic
Stirred

Highball glass

Ingredients

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Serves:
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Cocktail Colin says:

4/5

The Alabama Slammer is a delightful testament to Southern mixology, blending the sweet almond touch of amaretto with the robust flavors of whiskey and the fruity zest of sloe gin. The marriage of orange juice not only envelops the palate with a citrus burst but also seamlessly integrates the diverse flavors, making it a tantalizing choice for those who relish a cocktail with depth yet approachable sweetness.

Method
How to make a Alabama Slammer

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Add all ingredients to a highball glass over ice and stir
Garnish with an orange wedge and a cherry and serve

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·  Highball  ·  Stir  ·  Garnish  · 

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FAQ's

ORIGINS_HISTORY

What is the origin of the Alabama Slammer?

The Alabama Slammer is believed to have originated in the 1970s at the University of Alabama. It gained popularity across the United States as a Southern-style cocktail, showcasing flavors that are reminiscent of the American South.

INGREDIENT_SUBSTITUTIONS

Can I make an Alabama Slammer without sloe gin?

While sloe gin is a traditional ingredient in the Alabama Slammer, if you don't have it on hand, you can substitute it with a different berry-flavored liqueur or simply omit it. However, altering traditional ingredients may significantly change the cocktail's flavor profile.

INGREDIENT_SPECIFICS

What type of whiskey is best for an Alabama Slammer?

For an Alabama Slammer, a lighter whiskey typcially works best, such as a Southern-style or Tennessee whiskey. These whiskeys complement the sweet and fruity flavors of the cocktail without overpowering them.

ALCOHOL_CONTENT_COMPARISON

How does the alcohol content in an Alabama Slammer compare to other cocktails?

With an alcohol content of 5.4%, the Alabama Slammer is considered to be on the lower end of the scale compared to many classic cocktails. It's a moderately strong drink, making it suitable for those who prefer a less potent beverage.

FAQ

Is the Alabama Slammer suitable for large batches or parties?

Absolutely! The Alabama Slammer is perfect for large batches because its ingredient proportions can easily be scaled up, and its flavor profile appeals to a wide range of tastes. It's a great choice for parties or gatherings, especially when served in a punch bowl or large pitcher.

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