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Your Next Drink: Alabama Slammer

BY DI STAFF | OCTOBER 10, 2013 5:00 AM

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My first encounter with this drink was last year after a game, so the kick to get you past the beer plateau is definitely there. A great drink for a country night, often accompanied with some good old Skynyrd. Made famous by Brett Favre, this drink has a strong fan base in the South.

When I was handed this blood-red beverage, I got a little smack talk from my peers for drinking a "girly" drink. The content of this drink alone should be enough to tell the naysayers to enjoy their light beer. Be careful — too many of these can leave you worse off than a first-year would be in a bar.

Primary alcohol: Amaretto and Southern Comfort

Serving size: 12-ounce glass

Appearance: varies between bars, but goes from a peach-orange to blood red, based on strength of the beer and how they mixed it.

Taste: The citrus from the orange juice is a mellow mixer, delightfully combined with Southern Comfort and Amaretto, making a very enjoyable drink if mixed well.

Warnings: If you have an inexperienced bartender, or it's just too busy of a night, this drink is one that is often burned or over-poured. A double-edged sword for many of us.

— by Ben Verhille


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