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January 28, 2011
#28: Alabama Slammer 3
1 oz Amaretto
Dash of Sloe Gin or Grenadine
Combine all ingredients in a tall glass filled with ice, fill with orange juice, shake, and garnish with an orange.
We've crossed to the other side of the tracks. Dropped the vodka, and added the Amaretto back in. I wrote about this a few days ago, and now we have come almost full circle. I feel better knowing that if I am going to have this many Slammers, I am covering the bases for everyone out there and seeing what the differences are.
The spices of the Southern Comfort blended much better with the orange juice in this variation. It made for a weaker drink from an alcohol standpoint, but the flavors were more intense. Personally I sort of miss the vodka. This option is by far the spiciest and the sweetest so far. The vodka in the earlier versions seemed to tone down some of the other flavors. No complaints here though.
This is a good option for people who don't like vodka, or want a drink with a bit less alcohol. Still great for hanging out on the porch.
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