Cabin Fever
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Cabin Fever
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The cocktail known as Cabin Fever is a cozy, indulgent drink that brings together the rich warmth of coffee liqueur with the spicy, molasses undertones of dark rum. Its unique ... more The cocktail known as Cabin Fever is a cozy, indulgent drink that brings together the rich warmth of coffee liqueur with the spicy, molasses undertones of dark rum. Its unique twist comes from the addition of Aftershock (Black), which introduces a bold, cinnamon flavor that contrasts the sweetness of the other ingredients. Served in a pint glass, Cabin Fever is usually rounded off with a generous pour of cola, creating a fizzy, caffeinated concoction perfect for sipping away the chills on a cold evening, evoking the snug feeling of being tucked away in a cabin away from the winter frost.
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Dark rum
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4.5% | 2.25 units *

Pint glass

Ingredients

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Method
How to make a Cabin Fever

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Pour a half shot of black Aftershock into a mug, and then a full shot of dark rum
Add in one shot of Tia Maria
Drop some ice in, and top up with some coke
Give it a quick stir before serving

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FAQ's

PREPARATION_TECHNIQUES

How do you properly stir the Cabin Fever cocktail to ensure a smooth mix?

To properly stir the Cabin Fever cocktail, fill your pint glass with ice, then add the coffee liqueur, dark rum, and Aftershock (Black). Use a long bar spoon to gently stir the mixture for about 20-30 seconds, ensuring the ingredients are well combined but not overly diluted. This technique helps to keep the cocktail cold while maintaining its rich flavors.

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

What is the best way to serve the Cabin Fever cocktail to enhance its flavors?

The Cabin Fever cocktail is best served in a pint glass over ice. After stirring the ingredients as recommended, top up the glass with cola for a refreshing fizz. Serving it chilled accentuates the deep flavors of the coffee liqueur and dark rum, while the cola adds a sweet and effervescent quality that balances the cocktail.

INGREDIENT_SUBSTITUTIONS

Can I substitute another type of liqueur for coffee liqueur in the Cabin Fever cocktail?

Yes, you can substitute the coffee liqueur with a similar dark and rich liqueur if you prefer. Chocolate liqueur or a nut-flavored liqueur like amaretto could work well, offering a different but complementary flavor profile to the dark rum and cola. Keep in mind that substitutions may alter the original taste and character of the Cabin Fever cocktail.

ALCOHOL_CONTENT_COMPARISON

How does the alcohol content of Cabin Fever compare to that of other common cocktails?

The Cabin Fever cocktail has an alcohol content of 4.5%, which is relatively moderate compared to many classic cocktails. For instance, traditional cocktails like a Margarita or a Martini typically have an alcohol content ranging from 10% to 20%. This makes Cabin Fever a milder option, suitable for those preferring a less potent drink.

NON_ALCOHOLIC_VARIATIONS

Is there a non-alcoholic version of the Cabin Fever cocktail that still captures its essence?

Yes, a non-alcoholic version of the Cabin Fever can be made by substituting the coffee liqueur with a coffee-flavored syrup and the dark rum with a non-alcoholic rum alternative. Instead of Aftershock (Black), you can use a blackcurrant or licorice syrup. Top up with cola as usual. This version maintains the cocktail's rich and refreshing taste while being completely alcohol-free.

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