Southern Comfort Alabama Slammer

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Southern Comfort Alabama Slammer is a classic cocktail featuring a blend of Southern Comfort, sloe gin, amaretto, and freshly squeezed orange juice, served over crushed ice with a garnish of orange slices and maraschino cherries. This refreshing beverage can also be enjoyed as a shot for a fun twist!

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Southern Comfort Alabama Slammer

Ingredients & Substitutions

  • Southern Comfort: Southern Comfort, a whiskey-flavored liqueur, adds a unique depth of flavor to this cocktail. If unavailable, substitutes like Wild Turkey or Maker’s Mark can be used.
  • Sloe Gin: Sloe gin, derived from sloe berries, lends a fruity and slightly tart flavor to the drink. In a pinch, vodka can be used as a substitute.
  • Amaretto: The almond-flavored liqueur, amaretto, contributes richness and sweetness to the cocktail.
  • Orange Juice: Freshly squeezed orange juice is preferred for optimal flavor, but bottled juice can be used as a substitute.
  • Garnish: Orange slices and maraschino cherries add a pop of color and flavor to the cocktail, although they are optional.

Southern Comfort Alabama Slammer

Can I Make This Drink Without a Cocktail Shaker?

Certainly! If a cocktail shaker isn’t available, a to-go coffee mug with a solid lid can be used as an alternative. Simply fill the mug with ice, add the ingredients, cover, and shake vigorously. Pour the mixture over crushed ice in a glass to serve.

Alabama Slammer Shots

To transform this cocktail into shots, shake the ingredients in a shaker and strain the mixture into shot glasses.

Southern Comfort Alabama Slammer


  • 1 ounce (30 milliliters) Southern Comfort
  • 1 ounce (30 milliliters) sloe gin
  • 1 ounce (30 milliliters) amaretto
  • 2 ounces (60 milliliters) freshly squeezed orange juice
  • Orange slices, for garnish
  • Maraschino cherries, for garnish


  1. Fill a cocktail shaker with crushed ice.
  2. Add Southern Comfort, sloe gin, amaretto, and orange juice to the shaker.
  3. Shake vigorously for 10-15 seconds to mix and chill the ingredients.
  4. Fill a highball glass with crushed ice and strain the cocktail into the glass.
  5. Garnish with an orange slice and a maraschino cherry.
  6. Serve immediately and enjoy responsibly! Cheers!

Southern Comfort Alabama Slammer

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