Alabama Slammer

Nightcap Cocktail Recipes


An Alabama Slammer is a cocktail made with amaretto, Southern Comfort, sloe gin, and orange juice. It is served in a Collins glass. It is also sometimes known as a Southern Slammer. It is claimed to have been made famous by quarterback Brett Favre; however, this drink was popular with college crowds as early as the 1980s, when it was served as a shaker shot in many bars. References to the Alabama Slammer appear as early as Playboy Bartender’s Guide by Thomas Mario in 1971.


  • 1 oz Southern Comfort
  • 1 oz Sloe Gin
  • 1 oz amaretto liqueur
  • 2 oz orange juice, freshly squeezed
  • Garnish: orange wedge


Add Southern Comfort, sloe gin, amaretto, and orange juice to a shaker with ice and shake until well-chilled. Strain into a highball glass over fresh ice. Or, if serving as a shot, divide among shot glasses. Garnish with an orange wedge.


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