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Alabama Slammer

The Alabama Slammer is one of the best known and most popular shot recipes ever. This shot has a unique taste that provides variety. A whole four different ingredients are mixed in this shot. You might think: four ingredients for one shot drink? Just try the Alabama Slammer recipe, it will be worth it, I promise.

Alabama Slammer Recipe

  • 1 cl Sloe Gin
  • 1 cl amaretto
  • 1 cl whisky liqueur
  • 1 cl orange juice

Step by Step Guide

  1. First measure out all the ingredients with a jigger.
  2. Put all the ingredients into a slightly larger shot glass and stir gently with a bar spoon.
  3. You can then serve the drink immediately or enjoy it yourself.
alabama slammer
Recipe by Chris


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The preparation of this drink is very simple. All you have to do is measure out all the ingredients with a jigger and pour them into a slightly larger shot glass. Now stir everything once lightly with a bar spoon. If the shot glass is too small, you can skip this step. And that’s it. You can prepare the Alabama Slammer Shot so easily and super fast.

Bar accessories:

  • Shot glass
  • Bar spoon

This is what the Alabama Slammer tastes like


22 Reviews

In this recipe, the sweet notes of amaretto and sloe gin come clearly to the fore. These sweet notes are underpinned by a pleasantly fruity-fresh taste, which is underpinned by a gently alcoholic whisky flavour in the finish. The taste of the Alabama Slammer is very multi-faceted and varied. Try the shot yourself and convince yourself of its unique taste.

But this is one of those drink recipes where you can’t easily identify the different notes. Everything blends beautifully into a sweet, fruity taste. This cocktail has a good balance of sweetness and acidity and is never boring.

A little about the history of the Alabama Slammer

The story goes that the Alabama Slammer was invented at the University of Alabama in the 1970s. The colour of the drink resembled the colour of the university. The bright red/orange colour of the drink is a popular way to toast at football or college parties. It was an era of sweet, fruity spirits. Sloe gin and whiskey liqueurs are found in the Alabama Slammer with their sweet, fruity taste.

The recipe of the Alabamma Slammer has changed and varied over the years. There were times when almost any shot that was red and contained amaretto was called an Alabama Slammer. This may be due to the rather smaller distribution of whisky liqueurs and sloe gin in the past. It seems that it was not always what was in the liquor that mattered, but its final colour. Interesting recipe variations were also developed at this time. Instead of using sloe gin, the drink was made with pineapple juice. Today, this variation is better known as the Yellow Hammer.

Perhaps the perfect summer shot

The Alabama Slammer is a shot recipe that is just made for summer. Together with friends at a beach party or relaxing on a bath mat in the pool: this drink is perfect for summer. You can also order the Shot in cocktail bars and clubs. Sometimes even in pitcher size. The big advantage: the sweet, fruity and only slightly alcoholic taste makes the drink popular with many people. Try out our Alabama Slammer recipe and let the particularly delicious taste convince you.

Alabama Slammer in pitcher size

This shot recipe is so popular, especially in the USA, that you can order Alabama Slammer here in pitcher size with a capacity of 1 to 3 litres. You can then fill it yourself into shot glasses and serve it. But you also have the option of modifying the recipe yourself so that you can fill pitchers with it. This is particularly suitable for parties or barbecues. Simply multiply the ingredients by 20 and put all the ingredients together with ice cubes in a large carafe. Add a little ice and serve the drink to your guests. Small tip: If you prefer it less alcoholic, wait. As soon as the ice has melted a little, the drink will become much milder.

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