If you happen to find yourself on vacation in Alabama, you’re pretty well required to have the state signature cocktail, the Alabama Slammer!  It’s easy to mix and even easier to drink on a hot Southern summer day!

The Alabama Slammer Cocktail Recipe
Enjoying my Alabama Slammer on an Alabama dock!

Ingredients for the Alabama Slammer

Southerners are known for their sweet-tea-style drinks and the Alabama Slammer cocktail reminds me of a Long Island Iced Tea – sweet and fruity but not too boozy tasting!

Alabama Slammer Recipe
There are five ingredients in the Alabama Slammer cocktail.
Alabama Slammer cocktail recipe
Southern Comfort of course!
Alabamma Slammer Recipe
Amaretto – any brand will do.
Alabama Slammer ingredients
Orange juice – nothing but pulp-free for me, thank you very much.
Alabama Slammer recipe
Lemon juice – I always use fresh lemons if I have them but you could substitute bottled lemon juice in a pinch.
Alabama Slammer recipe
And Sloe Gin. Heads up: it can be tricky to find Sloe Gin and there really is no substitute for this recipe IMHO.

How to Make an Alabama Slammer Cocktail

This cocktail is so easy you don’t even need a fancy recipe. Ready?! Here we go…

Combine in a glass:

  • equal parts Southern Comfort, Amaretto, Sloe Gin and orange juice
  • juice of two lemons

Stir, add ice to fill ‘er up and garnish with a slice or two of lemon.

Alabama Slammer recipe
It’s SO EASY to mix an Alabama Slammer!
Alabama Slammer recipe
How quaint to drink my Alabama Slammer out of a mason jar cup!

I say “equal parts” because this Alabama cabin has limited equipment. In the absence of a shot glass or measuring cup of any sort, I used a plastic cup and a crayon to mark a measuring line for quality control purposes! I estimate it was about 1 to 1 1/2 ounces which, multiplied by 3, sounds like a lot but Sloe Gin is not very strong.  You could stick to an ounce or I suppose you could divide this recipe into two. I won’t, but you could!

Alabama Slammer recipe
The Alabama Slammer is a pretty drink! Such a nice colour!

I did not try making this into a pitcher but I think it would be fairly easy to up-size it into pitcher format by keeping the equal proportions of Southern Comfort, Amaretto, Sloe Gin and orange juice and adding extra lemon juice. I can’t imagine anyone complaining if you showed up with a pitcher of Alabama Slammer!

Alabama Slammer and a Bernese Mountain Dog
I took my Alabama Slammer out to the dock with my trusty companion by my side!
Alabama Slammer in Alabama
Then I sat down and sipped it while reading my book! It was the perfect afternoon.

The Alabama Slammer is sweet and refreshing. I can see why Alabama needs a cocktail like this for its hot summer days. That’s not to say you can’t drink it unless you’re in Alabama or the South! Give it a try wherever you are and let me know what you think! As always, be sure to enjoy your cocktails responsibly!

xoxo Nicole

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Alabama Slammer Cocktail Recipe

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