Falcon Punch is the classic birthday drop shot of AFK. It’s done best with friends, even over a video call.

Falcon Punch

Shot:

  • Overproof Rum
  • Watermelon Sours

Glass:

  • Energy Drink (The Tavern used full throttle)

 

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Ready for a Naxx run? In this real quick, I’m going to show you one of our most popular series shot! Each of these is based on a wing from Naxxramas. They first joined the menu in late 2011 to honor a small group of really cool folks from the Feathermoon server.

Construct

  • 1/3 Apple liqueur
  • 1/3 Melon Liqueur
  • 1/3 Pineapple Juice

Plague

  • 1/2 Coffee liqueur
  • 1/2 Creme de Menthe.

Military

  • 1/2 Butterscotch
  • 1/2 Jagermeister

Arachnid

  • 1/2 Irish cream
  • 1/2 Peach schnapps

Frostwyrm’s Lair

  • 1/2 Rumplemintz
  • 1/2 Hazelnut Liqueur

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This drink is called the Stealth Orbital Strike.  The shot itself is called a Stealth Bomber, so we drop that into something nice and blue like the earth.

Stealth Orbital Strike (drop shot)

In shot (layered):

  • 1/2 oz Irish Cream
  • 1/2 oz Kracken

In glass:

  • 1 oz Blue Curacao Syrup
  • Topo Chico

In the shot pour in the Kracken, then pour Irish Cream down the side of the shot glass to layer it. In the Pint Glass pour the Syrup in then the Topo Chico till it’s about half full. Drop the shot into the glass, and drink quickly! Careful not to let the shot glass hit you in the face or teeth, it can cause physical damage and harm also let it drop from a safe hight and to not add force or you could break the glass.

(I used the spatter in mine for effect. Please don’t do that at home it causes a mess.)

 

There is almost nothing better than a Whiskey Smash to end your day. It’s just one of the best drinks in the world next to a well-executed Whiskey Sours. A Smash is one of those old classics included in the 1862 guide to mixing drinks that sits on the side of my desk.

When making the first Overwatch menu, I was also playing it heavily. Mei was, and still is, pure evil. So I just had to do a drink based on her. I wanted it to be minty, but mint and AFK have a sorted history. Enter a solution: Cold Spell Whiskey! A Mint Whiskey from 2015ish that tried to fall into the flavored whiskey shot market that Fireball was rampaging. The fact that it was a Mint Whiskey named Cold Spell was handy in lots of cocktails. The problem was, the drink was brownish-yellow. After many back and forths, we just ended up adding a little food coloring to make it blue.

Mei’s Endothermic Smash (Hurricane)

  • 1 1/2 oz Cold Spell Mint Whiskey
  • 2 oz Simple Syrup
  • Three lemon wedges
  • Soda Water fill
  • Blue Food Coloring

In a separate glass, muddle the three lemons, add ice, the whiskey, simple syrup, and one small drop of blue food coloring. Shake with your shaker till frost shows on the metal. Then pour the drink without straining into the Hurricane. Fill with Soda Water and serve.

This drink stuck around on the menu for a few years, but eventually, sales fell, and it went away. However, the cocktail has always been one of my wife’s favorite. She was a huge fan of Cold Spell Whiskey, and I’m sorry to say that it seems Cold Spell Whiskey has gone the way of so many things this year. There are still some bottles in stock when I’m writing this, but I assume it won’t be coming back once those are gone. So we have a different version we make at home.

Mei’s Endothermic Smash Home Version (Pint Glass /w ice)

  • 2 1/2 oz Bourbon
  • 1  oz Simple Syrup
  • 6-11 mint leaves
  • Four lemon wedges
  • Topo Chico Fill

In the Pint Glass before you put in ice, muddle mint and lemon wedges. Add ice, then pour the simple syrup over the ice, followed by the bourbon.  Flip the drink in a shaker (just one or two shakes to mix it) pour the content back into the Pint Glass. Fill with Topo Chico.

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Last week I made some hype drinks inspired by 2077. You can check them out here. Now that the games out, I’ve noticed three drinks from the opening and act 1 that are directly part of the game. So, of course, I want to make them! This recipe guide may contain some spoilers, so please don’t read on if you care about that kind of stuff. 

The first drink we’re going to check out is the Jackie Welles! He pretty much described a Moscow Mule, with as he puts it, “a splash of love.” I decided to go with a tiny bit of Grenadine and some Kinky Pink for the “splash of love.” The rest is a pretty standard Mule. When you get this drink at Afterlife, the glass isn’t a Copper Cup, so I’m using something that looks like the one the in-game cocktail is served inside. 

 Jackie Welles (Bucket Glass /w light ice)

  • 1 1/2 oz Vodka
  • 1/2 oz Kinky Pink (Dash of love)
  • 1/3 oz Grenadine (Help the dash of love stand out)
  • 3 lime wedges
  • Ginger Beer Fill (I used Cock & Bull)

When making this cocktail, put the Grenadine and Kinky Pink in before the ice. Add the ice, then Juice 2 of the lime over the ice. Lastly, pour the gingerbeer gently onto the ice, and it should layer perfectly. Garnish with the last lime, and enjoy!

Next is the Corpo drink. This shot is the drink you get if you chose the Corpo back story. Jackie says it’s a shot of Tequila, with Grenadine and lime. So that’s pretty much what I did.

The “To This” (double Shot Glass)

  • 1 1/2 oz Silver Tequila 
  • 1/2 oz Grenadine 
  • 2 wedges of lime

When making this, pour the Tequila in first, then pour the Grenadine down the glass side by pressing the pour spout to the edge of the glass when you pour. Then squeeze one lime over the drink and garnish with the other. 

If you’re like, “Hey Kayla, where is the Jonny Silverhand drink.” The internet has done the hell out of that one. Perhaps I’ll do my take on it later but for now, enjoy these two drinks from the game.  

 

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Drinking in the Apocalypse: We’re all in this together

Now that I’m developing more…segments? Article? Sections? I will be getting to them faster I think. With that in mind, welcome to a new one of those things. “Drinking in the Apocalypse!” Where we go over the extraordinarily bizarre things that I scavenged up during the first Shutdown and beyond.

This week we’re going to look at the “We’re all in this together!” I came up with this for obvious reasons, and it requires no further explanations. The concept had to be a Long Island Modification because it’s all in there just about. And who doesn’t need a long island to help get through this shit? We ended up with my favorite Long Island mod, a Tokyo Tea, then added OJ.
We’re all in this together #1 (Pint glass or 16oz jar with light ice)
  • 1/2 oz Orange Vodka
  • 1/2 oz Gin
  • 1/2 oz Passion Fruit Rum
  • 1/2 oz Tequila
  • 1/2 oz Triple Sec
  • 1 oz Midori
  • Splash Sprite
  • Fill OJ
Oh yes, there is a lot in there. That’s why you need to be light on the ice. I designed this drink for the To-Go jars; thusly, light ice would be stronger and not get watery on delivery. However, there was more than one version of this drink.
We’re all in this together #2 (Pint glass or 16oz jar with light ice)
  • 1/2 oz Vodka
  • 1/2 oz Gin
  • 1/2 oz Passion Fruit Rum
  • 1/2 oz Tequila
  • 1/2 oz Sour Apple Pucker
  • 1 oz Midori
  • Splash Sprite
  • Fill OJ
I called this the “we’re running out of everything” version. As we got to the final days of the Tavern, we just ran ourselves down on everything. Trying to keep some items from falling off the menu, we modified lots of recipes.
The “We’re all in this together” ended up being one of the best selling drinks on the Covid menu. It brought a laugh to quite a few people’s voices when they order it. I also loved pouring it because it was just an angry drink to make, plus I love the coloration.
(Also, if you were wondering, the glass is from a collection of glasses we made for people in the Warrior/Alchemist Guilds back in 2017ish time)