A Toast To Overwatch

OK, I swear not everything I do has to do with geeky cocktails! I’m again collaborating on Drunkenwatch, though I know that’s all I’ve been posting lately! I have so many ideas for posts but not enough time to do them, so for now this series is taking priority.

This week’s installment is a champagne toast to Overwatch’s 1 year anniversary! We didn’t make up a drink, and instead are toasting using the classic champagne cocktail, Kir Speciale. I’ll post the recipe below if you don’t know how to make it :)

This week we’re featuring the usual squad of Skowalz, AcornBandit, silenced_knight, with special guest streamer Starbuck!

Kyla Is Inspired | A Toast To Overwatch

The whole reason I started playing Overwatch was to play DVa (who isn’t even my main anymore), so it’s about time we featured a DVa-themed post. To toast with us and make a Kir Speciale:

You will need (makes 1):
  • Champagne
  • Blackcurrant liqueur (Creme de Cassis)
  • Triple Sec (just a splash)
  • Raspberries or blackberries (for garnish)

Not pictured: we forgot to add the berries to the top for a little extra flair! Epic fail. They really make the drink!

Directions:
  • Pour champagne into a flute, 3/4 full
  • Drizzle in the blackcurrant liquor and triple sec
  • Add a few raspberries/blackberries to the top
  • Wait for the ingredients to settle, and enjoy!

Kyla Is Inspired | A Toast To Overwatch

Sam got me this cute DVa jacket for my birthday, so I took the opportunity to throw together a fun casual cosplay – nothing serious, and I already owned the shirt and wig. DVa is fun to cosplay!

Kyla Is Inspired | A Toast To Overwatch
Kyla Is Inspired | A Toast To Overwatch

And as a final side note to Overwatch: THANK YOU for giving me tons of art, cosplay, and blog post ideas this past year…I’m looking forward to lots of creative ideas in the upcoming year!

Kyla Is Inspired | A Toast To Overwatch

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Geeky Cocktail | Overwatch “Piece Of Cake!” Shot

Happy Friday! Yes, we have yet another Overwatch geeky cocktail! Drunkenwatch is an ongoing collaboration with Skowalz, AcornBandit, and silenced_knight.

This week we’re doing something a little different – Mercy-themed for her voice line “Piece of cake!” This is also based on the fact that we wanted birthday cake shots becuase my birthday is tomorrow :) So of course I used this opportunity to dress in casual Mercy and take some photos :) I’ve never done anything birthday-related on the blog so I was really excited for this.

Kyla Is Inspired | Mercy Cake Shot
Kyla Is Inspired | Mercy Cake Shot

This recipe was originally found on Bailey’s website, though we added a modification.

You will need (makes 2):
  • 2 oz of cake flavored vodka
  • 1 oz of Baileys (original recipe calls for Vanilla Cinnamon, but it’s seasonal so we used plain), OR
  • 1 oz of RumChata (for a different flavor other than coffee)
  • Whipped cream
  • Sprinkles

Kyla Is Inspired | Mercy Cake Shot

Directions:
  • Mix the vodka and Bailey’s/RumChata with ice in a shaker
  • Strain into shot glasses, and fill almost to the top
  • Add whipped cream and sprinkles
  • Cheers!

Kyla Is Inspired | Mercy Cake Shot

As always, if you make this drink, let me know! I’d love to hear or see how it turned out.

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Geeky Cocktail | Widow’s Kiss

Another Friday, another installment of Overwatch-themed geeky cocktails! I’m again collaborating on Drunkenwatch with my stream friends Skowalz, AcornBandit, and silenced_knight. This week features silenced’s main, Widomaker in “Widow’s Kiss”. This fun purple drink is dark and mysterious like Widow, and uses some french liqueurs to match her origin.

Kyla Is Inspired | Overwatch Fusion [Screw] Driver

Kyla Is Inspired | Overwatch Fusion [Screw] Driver
Kyla Is Inspired | Overwatch Fusion [Screw] Driver

You will need (makes 1):
  • 2 shots of light rum
  • 1 shot of Grand Marnier
  • 1/2 shot blue curacao
  • 1/2 cup cranberry juice
  • Juice of 1/2 lime
  • Lime seltzer (not required)
  • Ice
Directions:
  • Add some ice cubes into your shaker
  • Add in the rum, Grand Marnier, blue curacao, cranberry juice, and lime juice
  • Shake liberally and pour into a cocktail glass
  • A tiny lime wedge makes a great garnish!
  • If you want your drink a little lighter, add some lime seltzer to the top, and stir
  • Enjoy!

Kyla Is Inspired | Overwatch Fusion [Screw] Driver
Kyla Is Inspired | Overwatch Fusion [Screw] Driver

If you want to go really fancy, add some salt to the rim for when someone on your team picks widowmaker (unless its silenced_knight). s( ^ ‿ ^)-b

As always, if you make this drink, let me know! I’d love to hear or see how it turned out.

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Geeky Cocktail | Overwatch Fusion [Screw] Driver

Wow, 2 weeks straight of geeky cocktails? I’m glad I have friends helping me collab and come up with all these ideas! Overwatch Drunkenwatch has officially become a ~thing with Skowalz, AcornBandit, and silenced_knight – all awesome Twitch streamers who deserve a follow.

Kyla Is Inspired | Overwatch Fusion [Screw] Driver

Kyla Is Inspired | Overwatch Fusion [Screw] Driver

If you’re an Overwatch fan, have you played Orisa yet? We decided to welcome Orisa to the Overwatch family with the Fusion (Screw) Driver, based off her “Fusion Driver” weapon, and inspired by the Numbani poster below.

Kyla Is Inspired | Overwatch Fusion [Screw] Driver
Kyla Is Inspired | Overwatch Fusion [Screw] Driver

You will need (makes 1):
  • 2 shots vodka
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 1/4 cup pineapple juice
  • Maraschino cherries
  • 1 Blood Orange
  • Plain seltzer
  • Ice
Directions:
  • Add 1 ice cube into you glass (we used champagne flutes to mimic the tall Numbani poster)
  • Carefully pour in a small layer of maraschino cherry juice
  • Mix the orange juice, vodka, and pineapple juice together
  • Pour the juice mixture over the maraschino cherry juice
  • Top with seltzer for fizz
  • Enjoy!

Kyla Is Inspired | Overwatch Fusion [Screw] Driver

Alternatively, this is a really fancy screwdriver – a Fusion Driver! ‧º·(˚ ˃̣̣̥ω˂̣̣̥ )‧º·˚But it’s more fun having a theme cocktail – especially if it relates to an activity or event you’re attending.

As always, if you make this drink, let me know! I’d love to hear or see how it turned out.

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Geeky Cocktail | Overwatch Sound Berrier

Tonight I’ll be playing overwatch drunkenwatch with my cool Twitch friends, Skowalz, AcornBandit, and silenced_knight. In honor of Overwatch, we created a fun little cocktail for the theme: Sound Berrier, featuring my main, Lucio!

Kyla Is Inspired | Overwatch Sound Berrier Cocktail

You will need (makes 1):
  • 2 shots raspberry vodka
  • 1/2 shot Midori melon liquor
  • Seltzer (I used blueberry flavor)
  • Berries of your choosing (I like blueberries and blackberries for color contrast)
  • Splash of simple syrup or white cranberry juice for added sweetness
  • Ice
Directions:
  • Add ice to glasses
  • Pour your vodka and midori
  • Add seltzer until your glass is almost full
  • For added sweetness, top your drink off with either simple syrup or white cranberry juice
  • Add in your berries
  • Mix everything well with a stir stick
  • Enjoy – you are now ready to activate the sound berrier!

Kyla Is Inspired | Overwatch Sound Berrier Cocktail
Kyla Is Inspired | Overwatch Sound Berrier Cocktail

Note: This recipe mild in flavor, so up the amount of midori or juice (or vodka!) if you like an extra punch.

Also note: You get extra points if you get play of the game while drinking this! ;)

If you end up making this drink at home, let me know in the comments! I’d love to hear if you enjoyed it.

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