How to Spike Your Nog!

Warning: No alcohol was used in the making of this beverage.

No seriously. I don’t really drink (well, most kombuchas have traces of alcohol in it) so one day after I bought some So Delicious Pumpkin Spice Nog and Original flavor for Thanksgiving, I thought about wanted to try Chameleon Cold Brew in nog. To my surprise it was better than Starbucks. Four ingredients, plus any additions to make your beverage worth saving $6+ every visit.

Here’s what you’ll need:


  • 1/2-1 cup Pumpkin Spice Nog (or any vegan nog of your choice)
  • 1/4-1/2 cup nondairy milk, I used coconut milk
  • 1/2-1 tbsp sweetener, (maple, agave or stevia)
  • 1/4-1/2 cup Chameleon Cold Brew
  • Ice cubes


In a mason jar, add all ingredients and stir or shake well. Enjoy!

I can’t say I’ll have it often but it’s a great and yet interesting substitute from by Starbucks, even if some of their coffees can be made vegan. Not sure of which ones are vegan? Here are a few sites to look over.

You don’t have to be a coffee drinker or a Starbucks lover. If you do enjoy a cup of coffee every now and again, at least give this a try. As weird as this recipe may be, you’d be surprised by what you come across. It’s been crazy these last few weeks (I say that a lot) but just remember: Breathe deep and give radiant vibes!

With Love & Good Vibes

Cost: $4.00

Hipster approval rating: C

Touted as “The best coffee you’ve ever tasted. Period.” this Austin-based cold brew has a lot of explaining to do. 

 While there’s nothing inherently bad about the taste, there’s also not much to it, either. I can tell that it’s coffee. I can grab on to the tail end of the slightest hint of vanilla and a fruity aftertaste. But there’s virtually no standout flavor from the beans that went into brewing this “for over 16 hours in clean, cold Hill Country water.”

It might be worth buying if you knocked another $3.00 off the price, but I can’t reason this as is at $4.00 a pop for bland coffee. 

 Pros: Moderate caffeine lift, low acid, fair trade 

Cons: Bland, expensive, glass bottle

Most know, but just in case: first 50 people at each day of @galaxzfair (mon & tues) receive complimentary bottle of Chameleon Cold Brew + macaroons from CC’s Sweets. Texas run places with good people supporting good things. Get your passes online at or Melhart’s!!!

Grocery day! Here is my vegan food haul for this week: oatmeal, grapes, strawberries x2, avocadoes x4, mango x2, mini bananas, cucumber x2, pear, sweet potato x3, green leaf lettuce, spinach, lemon, vanilla silk yogurt x2, tomatoes x5, frozen beans x2, silk choco milk, almond milk, baby carrots, IQ cleanse juice, kohlrabi, 6lb bananas, and chameleon cold-brew mocha coffee. I spent under $40.00. (:

Cost: $2.50
Hipster Approval Rating: C+/B-

illy’s Mochaccino bottled coffee hits just the right sweet spot but fails to deliver on coffee flavor and caffeine content. The cocoa and milk are at the forefront while the coffee is just an afterthought. It rates higher than the Chameleon cold brew because at least chocolate is a flavor rather than the drink being absent any. Good for people who prefer chocolate milk to coffee but still need a tiny bit of caffeine in the morning.

Pros: smooth, chocolate
Cons: glass bottle, 48mg of caffeine, lacking coffee flavor


Ra Ra Riot “Beta Love” Live at On the Mountain from Erik Rojas on Vimeo.

On The Mountain is an original series produced and curated by The Wild Honey Pie and made possible by Minnetonka Moccasins ( featuring music recorded live on set with Ra Ra Riot, Magic Man, The Orwells, Wilsen, Tei Shi and Modern Rivals. Each episode is made up of 2-3 music videos, set to a backdrop of various snow-filled mountain activities.

On The Mountain was made possible with support from some amazing companies who chipped in to make this project a reality: Jansport, Mailchimp, Minnetonka, Chameleon Cold-Brew and Stratton Mountain

We were also very fortunate to work with Chris, Chad and Mike over at The Molecule, who handled all motion graphics.

Executive Producer – Eric Weiner

Directors – Alex Familian and Casey Stein

Producer – Jon Lurie

Director of Photography – Joel Kingsbury

Editor – Erik Rojas

Production & Art Designer – Marlena Bellande
Set Designer – Riley Teahan
Costume Designer – Laura Nitz

Assistant Director – Kate Branom

Camera Operator – George Brooks
Steadicam Operator – Jesse Rosenberg
First Assistant Camera – Cameron Bertron

Recording & Mixing Engineer – Harper James
Recording & Mixing Engineer – Brian Trahan
Recording & Mixing Engineer – Myles Rodenhouse
Mixing Engineer – Sam Lee
Mastering Engineer – Jake Rodenhouse

Colorist – Elias Nousiopoulos @ The Mill NY
Producer – Liz Hurd

Production Assistant – Luke Thorpe
Production Assistant – Matt Smith
Production Assistant – Tara Sheffer

Peanut butter makes the world a happier place… Especially when it’s paired with chocolate and Chameleon Cold-Brew!
Peanut Butter Chocolate Shake #Blendsday:
4oz. #ChameleonColdBrew Mocha concentrate
1/2 cup soy or coconut milk
1tbsp. Peanut butter
1tbsp. Cacao powder
1 serving chocolate protein powder
4 cubes of ice
Blend ingredients and enjoy!
#peanutbutter #chocolatepb #CoffeeEvolved by chameleoncoldbrew