Happy Friday | E3 Edition

Happy Friday everyone! I haven’t been posting a lot these past few months, and it’s been a year since I’ve done a Friday post. And since this past week has been E3, I thought it fitting to share some of my thoughts!

I’m not a huge gamer by any means; I play a few games here and there but there are some things I’m excited about.

Happy Friday!
Happy Friday | E3 Edition

CYBERPUNK 2077
It’s no secret I love all thing future, space, and sci-fi…and this trailer had me DYING of excitement. I remember hearing about this game years ago but writing it off since it was apparently first announced in 2012. When I saw this again at E3 I knew I needed to play it whenever it comes out.

ASSASSIN’S CREED ODYSSEY
I admit I only play the Assassin’s Creed games to free run and explore the different locations but I LOVE that they’ve included Kassandra as a main character. I’m guilty of playing games based on characters alone and she seems pretty amazing. Not to mention the romance factor of this game, which is intriguing!

SUPER SMASH BROS
I love that they added Daisy to Super Smash (or in my case, super mash buttons since I’m terrible at it haha)!! I’m itching to cosplay her (since I’ve cosplayed both Peach & Rosalina) even if her dress is a replica of Peach’s :P I don’t play Smash often but I’m excited about the new princess. Also, can we talk about Zelda’s new outfit?? Gorgeous!

If you watched or read about E3 coverage, what games are you most excited to play?

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Geeky Cocktail | Overwatch “Beat the Heat”

Oh look, another Overwatch geeky cocktail! This time the drink is in honor of both the summer games and Mei’s new short, which I may have teared up for. Have you seen it yet? It’s adorable and makes me love Mei even more. I even did a casual cosplay of her!

Overwatch Nerdy Cocktail | Beat The Heat

You will need:
  • 2 shots of vodka
  • 1/2 shot blue curacao
  • Lemonade
  • Optional: Iced tea (to make an arnold palmer)
  • Lemon wedges
  • Ice
Directions:
  • Chill your glass ahead of time for a really refreshing drink
  • Add ice to glass
  • Pour in vodka, lemonade, blue curacao
  • Stir (or shake first if you prefer)
  • Add a lemon wedge and enjoy!

Overwatch Nerdy Cocktail | Beat The Heat

Overwatch Nerdy Cocktail | Beat The Heat

Do you play Overwatch? If so, who do you main? I technically have the most hours on Lucio but both Mercy and Mei are becoming my go-to ladies.

Overwatch Nerdy Cocktail | Beat The Heat

While this drink is great for a hot summer day, I’m personally ready for cooler weather and for the heat to end. But might as well enjoy this while the weather holds – cheers to the weekend!

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Geeky Cocktail | Overwatch “Cruisin’ for a Bruisin’”

I’m so excited to share this week’s geeky cocktail! We’re calling it Cruisin’ for a Bruisin’, based on D.Va’s new Cruiser skin & the vibes on Route 66. I’m currently in the process of making Cruiser D.va, but I wore this shirt and wig to get some photos for this post. Once the costume is complete I’ll be making a full costume breakdown on the gun, shirt, and wig.

Cruisin for a Bruisin’ is a spin on the classic Tom Collins cocktail, which was very popular during the 50′s and 60′s. Traditionally it’s made with gin, lemon juice, simple syrup & club soda. To bring it up to date and give it a little D.Va kick, we’re using White Out Mountain Dew in place of the simple syrup & club soda. It’s light and citrus-y… a perfect fit for this drink!

Kyla Is Inspired | DVa Overwatch Cocktail

Kyla Is Inspired | DVa Overwatch Cocktail

You will need (makes 1):
  • 1 shot gin
  • 1 Lemon
  • 6oz White Out Mt. Dew
  • Cherry for garnish
Directions:
  • Put your glass in the freezer to frost
  • In a shaker add ice, gin, and 1/2 a lemon’s worth of juice. Shake.
  • Pour over ice in your cool frosty glass
  • Top with mountain dew
  • Garnish with a cherry and slice of lemon
  • Enjoy!

Kyla Is Inspired | DVa Overwatch Cocktail

Kyla Is Inspired | DVa Overwatch Cocktail

This drink is part of the the Drunkenwatch series, an ongoing collaboration with Skowalz, AcornBandit, and silenced_knight. Go give them all a follow!

Let me know if you make this drink :)

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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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