The Alabama Slammer cocktail is a drink that is made from orange juice, vodka, and cherry liqueur. It originated in Florida in the 1970s. The drink’s name refers to the last line in the song “Tennessee Ernie Ford” which goes: “I got a gal in Alabama who makes the real old-fashioned Southern style slamma jammers.” The Alabama Slammer cocktail became popular when it was served at Tracey’s Bar and Grill near Orlando, Florida.
The ingredients for an Alabama Slammer can be adjusted to taste with varying degrees of sweetness and tartness. One common variation is substituting vodka for sloe gin and addition of grenadine. Another common variation is adding cranberry juice to give it a more fruity flavor. Maraschino cherry is garnished on this variation.
1 ounces vodka
1 ounces Southern Comfort
½ ounces Amaretto
3 ounces orange juice
¼ ounces grenadine
Garnish: maraschino cherry
1. Mix all ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice.
2. Strain into a tall glass over ice.
3. Garnish with cherry.
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