Alabama Slammer

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

Alabama Slammer
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Primary alcohol by volume
ServedOn the rocks; poured over ice
Standard drinkware
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Collins glass
Commonly used ingredients
  • ½ oz. Amaretto
  • ½ oz. Southern Comfort
  • ½ oz. Sloe Gin
  • fill with orange juice


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

ALABAMA SLAMMER 1 oz. Southern Comfort, ½ oz. sloe gin, 1 oz. amaretto, ½ oz. orange juice. Pour into highball glass over rocks. Stir.

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ Blue, Anthony Dias (1993). The Complete Book of Mixed Drinks: More Than 1,000 Alcoholic and Nonalcoholic Cocktails. New York: Harper Perennial. p. 266. ISBN 9780060950071. OCLC 884829639.