Alabama Slammer Cocktail Recipe

Pete Capella
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“I see America drinking 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.”

Immortalized by Tom Cruise’s bar-poet character Brian Flanagan in the movie Cocktail, the Alabama Slammer is a staple drink in the South; a favorite of frat boys and cocktail enthusiasts alike. Originally made up of equal parts of Sloe Gin, Southern Comfort and Amaretto, along with orange juice, a cherry and an orange slice for garnish, the Slammer is served both on ice in a Collins glass or as a killer shot.

The Alabama Slammer
.5 oz Sloe Gin
.5 oz Southern Comfort
.5 oz Amaretto
Orange Juice to fill
Shake all ingredients and pour over ice in a Collins glass. Add additional orange juice if needed. Garnish with an orange slice and a cherry.
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