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Alabama Slammer

Alabama Slammer

Category:  Tutti Frutti
Ingredients: 1/2 oz amaretto, 1/2 oz sloe gin, 1/2 oz Southern Comfort, splash OJ  (Preparation: shake and strain)
History: In 1969 a good old boy by the name of Roscoe Hollingsworth Williams was known by southern folk as the ‘moonshine minister’.  Using an abandoned church on the south east side of Bushworthy Alabama, Roscoe would distill some of the finest liquor this side of the Mississippi.  He brewed vodkas and gins, scotches and bourbons. He created toasty amarettos and fruity liqueurs.  There wasn’t a liquor that Roscoe didn’t perfect.  Dressing up as a southern Baptist minister, roscoe would perform baptisms in the basement of the church in old copper tub full of his tasty concoctions. People would come from all over Alabama to get just a little taste of his “holy water” and Roscoe was always happy to receive their generous donations. Word got out and the local police chief Jebbediah Smithknocker  decided to give Roscoe a little visit posing as a wandering soul looking for salvation.  As he dipped the police chiefs head down below the distilled delight Roscoe Williams suddenly felt the clink of cuffs and was hauled off to the nearby slammer.  Though he would distill no more his memory was never forgotten by the local establishments that created a drink after this infamous bootlegger behind bars called….. The Alabama Slammer.