…from the California Happy Hour Bar
How you doin’? It’s Friday—Happy Hour time. I was watching the football games from the new USFL over the weekend and heard that most games this season will be played in Birmingham, Alabama. That’s where the Alabama Crimson Tide play during the college football season. I thought it might be appropriate to introduce an old Crimson favorite, The Old Alabama Slammer… and a slammer it is with slow gin, Southern Comfort and Amaretto. Let’s just hope the new Birmingham Stallions don’t overindulge before the game.
Legend has it that the Alabama Slammer was invented at the University of Alabama in 1975, although further details about the drink’s origin are hazy—just like you may be after a couple of these . Speculation about its inventor is iffy… neither the bartender who first concocted it or the bar that first served it are known.
So, pad-up and get ready to scrimmage with your brain.
1/2 ounce sloe gin
1-1/2 ounces Southern Comfort
1/2 ounce amaretto
3/4 ounce freshly-squeezed lemon juice
4 ounces orange juice
ChefSecret: What is the difference between gin and sloe gin? The main ingredient of sloe gin is the sloe berry; gin is derived from the juniper berry. Sloe gin can have a lower alcohol content than gin. Gin is less sweet than sloe gin. Gin is made from traditional distillation processes while sloe gin is made from mixing sugar and sloe berries and steeping in gin.
Quip of the Day: Southern Comfort: “from the backyard to the backcountry, SC is here to help everyone get more comfortable.”
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