Drambuie, the original whisky liqueur owned by William Grant & Sons, Ltd., announces the launch of the DRAMBUIE x CHAMELEON bespoke cocktails, a collaboration with Austin-based Chameleon Cold-Brew Coffee.

Featuring a menu of cocktails created by Drambuie Brand Ambassador Vance Henderson, the partnership merges the quality of consciously crafted beverages, unique flavor profiles and the spirit’s more than 270-year history, and versatile uses in contemporary cocktail culture. The collaboration’s signature Java Royale cocktail is now available in a ready-to-make kit from Cocktail Courier through September.

“Drambuie and Chameleon Cold-Brew are perfect complements to each other. The smooth taste of Drambuie – heather honey, herbs and spices, and just a touch of sweetness pair exceptionally well with the rich and bold flavors of the cold-brew coffee making for delicious and creative cocktails. The DRAMBUIE x CHAMELEON line-up is ideal for summer whether enjoyed for brunch, as a happy hour pick-me-up or an after dinner drink.”
– Vance Henderson, Drambuie Brand Ambassador

DRAMBUIE x CHAMELEON’s libations vary in style and taste, appealing to coffee lovers and discerning cocktail enthusiasts alike. The signature Java Royale cocktail is a palate pleasing combination of Drambuie, Green Chartreuse and Chameleon Vanilla Coffee Concentrate with a candied ginger garnish, while other Cocktail Café recipes include the Sand & Smoke made with Chameleon Mexican Coffee and the Great Pretender with Chameleon Vanilla Coffee Concentrate and Peach Brandy. Select recipes included below.

“At Chameleon Cold Brew we are always looking for new ways to innovate and delight our fans. This partnership with Drambuie allows us to explore a new arena for our coffee, to excite our existing customer base as well as reach a new audience. Plus, the cocktails all taste so good.”
– Chris Campbell, president and CEO of Chameleon Cold-Brew

Cocktails include:

DRAMBUIE x CHAMELEON Java Royale

Ingredients:

  • 1 part Drambuie
  • 1/2 part Green Chartreuse
  • 3 parts Chameleon Vanilla Coffee Concentrate

Preparation: Combine with ice in a rocks glass, stir until well chilled, serve. Garnish with a skewered piece of candied ginger.


Sand and Smoke

Sand and Smoke

DRAMBUIE x CHAMELEON Sand and Smoke

Ingredients:

  • 1 part Drambuie
  • 1 part Pineapple Juice
  • 3 Fresh Basil Leaves
  • 2 parts Chameleon Mexican Coffee Concentrate
  • 1/2 part Mezcal

Preparation: Combine with Ice, Shake, Double-Strain, Serve over fresh ice. Splash Club Soda. Garnish with Fresh Basil.


Highlander Sour

Highlander Sour

DRAMBUIE x CHAMELEON Highland Sour

Ingredients:

  • 1 part Drambuie
  • 1/2 part Blended Scotch or Mezcal
  • 1/2 part Cynar
  • 1/4 part Lemon Juice
  • 1 part Chameleon Mexican Coffee Concentrate
  • 1/2 tsp. Preserves, Orange or Strawberry
  • 3/4 part or 1 Egg White

Preparation: Combine with Ice, Shake, Double-Strain, Serve up. Garnish with Dash of Angostura Bitters.


DRAMBUIE x CHAMELEON Spark & Stormy

Ingredients:

  • 1 part Drambuie
  • 1/2 part Sailor Jerry Rum
  • 1 part Cream or (Milk Base of Choice)
  • 3 parts Chameleon Mexican Coffee Concentrate

Preparation: Combine with Ice (minus cream), Shake, Strain, Over new ice, Float cream over cocktail. Garnish with Cinnamon-Dusted Orange Slice.


Great Pretender

Great Pretender

DRAMBUIE x CHAMELEON Great Pretender

Ingredients:

  • 1 part Drambuie
  • 1/2 part Peach Brandy
  • 1/2 part Sweet Vermouth
  • 2 parts Chameleon Vanilla Coffee Concentrate

Preparation: Combine with Ice, Shake, Double-Strain, Serve up. Garnish with Brandied Cherry.

For more information, visit Drambuie.com. For additional information on Chameleon Cold-Brew, visit ChameleonColdBrew.com.