And finally, today, we will make the Alabama Slammer cocktail, a drink that revolutionized the way of drinking in the 70s, offering a strange mix that at first sight is not inviting.
We immediately see the ingredients of the Alabama Slammer cocktail: Southern Comfort, Sloe Gin, amaretto liqueur and orange juice. All ingredients create a very sweet, potent blend that certainly does not seem like a drink for fine palates.
Let’s start with Southern Comfort, a liqueur born in the late 1800s by Martin Wilkes Heron, an old New Orleans bartender fox who mixed whiskey, orange, cinnamon and vanilla to create a cowboy drink with an asbestos palate and in fact, there is succeeded great. Especially since today, Southern Comfort is an industrial liqueur bordering on drinkable, made with poor quality alcohol and synthetic aromas devoid of expressiveness.
Sloe Gin is sweet, a liqueur made with gin in which wild Devon and Cornish plums are then macerated. That said, it also seems interesting, but put it with cheap booze like Comfort and then add the sweet amaretto liqueur too and with that aromatic flavor, but reminiscent of the cloister of a Clarisse convent and then what comes out?
Pay attention to the customs of the inhabitants of the state of Alabama: the Slammer, especially among young people, is condensed into a shot with a deadly taste, so there is also this version to beware of.
Ingredients and doses to make the Alabama Slammer cocktail
- 3 cl of Southern Comfort
- 3 cl of amaretto liqueur
- 3 cl of Sloe Gin
- at least 6 cl of orange juice, but if you put even 10 it is better
- a good liver
How to make the Alabama Slammer cocktail
Squeeze the oranges and strain the juice. Put all the ingredients in a shaker with a lot of ice and shake for at least 20 seconds. In this way, at least you will be able to dilute the cocktail’s sweetness, making it a little more believable. Shake it fast and taste heaven if you want to sip it like a real red neck.
Other great aperitif cocktails that deserve your attention
Negroni, Mojito, Moscow Mule, Gin Tonic, Margarita, Daiquiri, Cocktail Martini, Spritz, Hugo, Americano, Old Fashioned, Cosmopolitan, Boulevardier.