The Best Holiday Chameleon Cocktails

Originally published on The Makery

By Samantha Reichstein

While the countdown until “tis the season” may still be a few week away, many across the country will gather before the official holiday break for smaller celebrations of their own. So what is Chameleon Cold-Brew’s role in this, you may ask? Our brew acts as the life of the party, providing both a delicious taste and an extra-caffeine kick that promise an all-night long festivity. Showing up with a Chameleon cocktail will have your friends begging for a recipe by the end of the night, as well as kicking themselves for not thinking of making these delicious drinks sooner. Make the most of the holiday season with three Chameleon creations ready to accompany any event!

The Irish Coffee

So maybe you’re the type of friend that puts things off until the last minute possible. While everyone else carpooled last week to check items off the party list, you chose to figure things out an hour before the festivities began. Don’t fret! This classic cocktail is an instant crowd pleaser, requiring minimal ingredients or preparation.

An Irish coffee is easy to make and even easier to enjoy.
An Irish coffee is easy to make and even easier to enjoy.
Chameleon Cold-Brew Black RTD bottle
2 oz. Irish Whiskey
1 tsp. Simple Syrup
1 oz. Bailey’s
Mix all ingredients and enjoy

The Drunken Pumpkin Latte

Your friends all cringe at your “basic” pumpkin obsession, but this Chameleon Cold-Brew cocktail will stop their eyes from rolling as soon as they take their first sips. This drink’s contagious personality brings along with it a sense of a cozy spirit, even if your holiday celebration occurs in a place where the temperature still averages 80 degrees in December.

Get into the fall spirit with this buzzing pumpkin cocktail.
Get into the fall spirit with this buzzing pumpkin cocktail.
1 cup of Chameleon Cold-Brew Black Concentrate
¼ cup milk
¼ cup RumChata
2 Tbsp. Pumpkin Pie Vodka
1 Tbsp. sugar
1/8 ground cinnamon
Add the sugar and cinnamon to the hot coffee and stir until dissolved
Add the remaining ingredients and stir to combine
Serve warm or over ice
Top with optional whipped cream & ground cinnamon

The Louisville Coffee

Conquer everyone’s sweet tooth with this savory cocktail perfect for any dessert. With a splash of Chameleon Cold-Brew and a sprinkle of grated chocolate, it may be smart to double up the recipe’s portions in order to satisfy ALL requests for seconds!

The perfect sweet treat to accompany any dessert dish.
1 1/2 oz. Bourbon
1 oz. creme de cacao
2 oz. Chameleon Cold-Brew Vanilla Concentrate
3/4 oz. cream
Grated Chocolate
Build this drink in a glass and stir 4 times
Grate chocolate on top and serve in a Collins glass


The holidays are a time for everyone to indulge in their favorite treats with those they love surrounding them. Chameleon Cold-Brew is a coffee made for makers; we encourage creativity to follow every sip of our brew. Your creative outlet will not only wow your friends, but these delicious cocktails are sure to spark a buzz throughout the night (in more ways than one!) And hey, if looking for a liquor-free alternative, you can always heat a mug with any of our concentrates and enjoy the smooth, flavorful and caffeinated benefits that will ensure you stay awake throughout all the festivities!

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