Alabama Slammer

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Alabama Slammer
Type Cocktail
Primary alcohol by volume
Served On the rocks; poured over ice
Standard drinkware
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Collins glass
Commonly used ingredients
  • 1/2 oz. Amaretto
  • 1/2 oz. Southern Comfort
  • 1/2 oz. Sloe Gin
  • fill with orange juice

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 Green Bay Packers 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 and was also available as a 'pitcher' in T.G.I. Friday's and other chain restaurants.[1]


References to the Alabama Slammer appear as early as Playboy Bartender's Guide" by Thomas Mario in 1971.

"ALABAMA SLAMMER 1 oz. Southern Comfort, 1/2 oz. sloe gin, 1 oz. amaretto, 1/2 oz. lemon juice. Pour into highball glass over rocks. Stir."

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Blue, Anthony Dias. The Complete Book of Mixed Drinks. Harper Perennial. 1993. p.266