It doesn’t get more Southern or quintessentially rock ’n’ roll than the Alabama Slammer. But, in the spirit of reinvention, Ellis has taken a cue from his friend and colleague Jeffrey Morgenthaler of Portland, Ore.’s mixology hot spot, Clyde Common. Ellis carbonates then bottles his Alabama Slammer, and serves the little beauties at Lynyrd Skynyrd for just $6 a pop. You can do it, too. And it’s neither difficult nor expensive.
What you’ll need: equal parts Southern Comfort, Plymouth sloe gin and Amaretto DiSaronno, fresh orange juice, Angostura orange bitters, a beverage-carbonating system such as the Twist ’n Sparkle (TwistNSparkle.com) or SodaStream (SodaStream.com), clean and empty bottles, a capper and bottle caps (available at Vegas Homebrew & Winemaking, 5140 W. Charleston Blvd., 207-2337).