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11/30/2019

Crafty Supermarket

11am - 5pm

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11/30/2019

Crafty Supermarket

Stock up on Rocktails books, totes, shirts, rocks glass and more!

Crafty Supermarket is an indie craft show of metropolitan proportions in the heart of Cincinnati, Ohio. Our juried show features crafters, artists and makers from all over North America and draws shoppers from Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky and beyond. Founded in 2009, Crafty Supermarket is a great day of crafty shopping where consumers get to meet their makers!

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11am - 5pm

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12/1/2019

Crafty Supermarket

11am - 5pm

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12/1/2019

Crafty Supermarket

Stock up on Rocktails books, totes, shirts, rocks glass and more!

Crafty Supermarket is an indie craft show of metropolitan proportions in the heart of Cincinnati, Ohio. Our juried show features crafters, artists and makers from all over North America and draws shoppers from Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky and beyond. Founded in 2009, Crafty Supermarket is a great day of crafty shopping where consumers get to meet their makers!

https://craftysupermarket.com/2019-holiday-show/

11am - 5pm

https://goo.gl/maps/5WJ2ff1rNQeWJ6MeA

12/14/2019

Holiday Makers Mart at Party Source

2pm - 5pm

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12/14/2019

Holiday Makers Mart at Party Source

The weather outside may be frightful, but our heated tent with dozens of local vendors will be delightful!

Join us for an afternoon of artists and makers, crafters and bakers at the Holiday Maker's Market! We have 35 local vendors with a variety of items that are sure to take care of everyone on your list! This event will be held outside in our back parking lot under an enclosed heated tent.

Maker's Mark will be present at the Maker's Market dipping bottles of Maker's for purchase and serving cocktails. We'll have some festive beers available to sip while you shop as well as Eli's BBQ.

Some vendors may be cash only, so be sure to swing by the ATM before heading our way.   This event is free to the public. 

2pm - 5pm

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12/14/2019

Book Signing at Mason Half Priced Books

6pm - 8pm

Half Priced Books in Mason

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12/14/2019

Book Signing at Mason Half Priced Books

We love Half Priced Books and can't wait to sign some books and calendars. We are super exited about our stocking stuffer sized calendars, coasters, tshirts, rocks glasses and pint glasses. 

6pm - 8pm

Half Priced Books in Mason

12/15/2019

Book Signing at Roebling Point Books and Coffee

12pm - 1pm

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12/15/2019

Book Signing at Roebling Point Books and Coffee

We invite you to peruse our Roebling Point Books and Coffee, our home away from home, and grab a signed copy of our book. We look forward to meeting you. Cheers!

12pm - 1pm

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Cincinnati Rocktails

05/17/19

Cincinnati Rocktails

8pm - 11pm

Caffe Vivace

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05/17/19

Cincinnati Rocktails


Matthew Umphreys and Sarah Folsom of the Queen City Cabaret have teamed up with local musicians and mixologists, Maya Banatwala and Kristen Kreft, to celebrate the release of their new cocktail recipe book, Cincinnati Rocktails. The book celebrates Cincinnati’s musical history with craft cocktails, each dedicated to a musician with a Queen City connection. On May 17 at Caffe Vivace, Queen City Cabaret will perform a concert celebrating music featured in the book, including songs by artists such as James Brown, Patti Page, Rusty York, Nina Simone, Rosemary Clooney, Big Maybelle, Hank Ballard, The Ink Spots, and more. The performance will also feature local jazz and RnB powerhouse, vocalist Vincent Stroud of “Just Vince & The Fellas” and “2nd Wind.” Audience members will be able to purchase the newly published book, meet the authors, and try a signature rocktail

8pm - 11pm

Caffe Vivace

What's a Rocktail Event?

To celebrate the release of Cincinnati Rocktails, we decided to bring our cocktail book to life through a fashion show. We featured Rocktails at the bar, and invited all to taste, feel, hear, and experience our Rocktails in a unique and interactive piece of performance and fashion inspired by musical libations. 

What's a Rocktail Event?

Check out this great video documenting our first year as a pop up event bar. It was the beginning of our Rocktails brand which eventually led to the publishing of our first DIY book.

Musical Cocktail Tutorial #1

Our first musical cocktail tutorial. Watch Kristen make our original "Rosana" cocktail while Maya serenades you to the tune we were so inspired by. 

Musical Cocktail Tutorial #

Our first musical cocktail tutorial. Watch Maya make our original "Terraplane Blues" cocktail while Kristen belts out the tune we were so inspired by. 

About Us

Rocktails mixes a passion for music and Mixology! (Multiple Puns intended!)

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Rocktails: An Amped Up Spin On Mixology has been an ongoing effort to create a cocktail book honoring musicians through the art of libations.  After much time “in the studio,” Rocktails has finally been mixed and mastered and eagerly awaits the public! As musicians and singers Kristen Kreft and MayaLou Banatwala share a passion for the music scene in its entirety. From performing, planning events, and creating ambiance, they both celebrate every morsel of detail that goes into making an evening amazing. This passion pairs well with their love for mixology.  They have been rocking behind the bar, side by side, as friends and coworkers for over five years, all the while conjuring up a dream of creating a “Rocktail” book series where the drinks demonstrate cocktail knowledge and music appreciation. 

Rocktails will make you want more.

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This first edition of the Rocktails: An Amped Up Spin On Mixology series, evolved into a documentary of their experiences as a Pop Up Party every second Saturday in 2018 at The Listing Loon in Cincinnati’s eclectic neighborhood of Northside. Each month Kristen and Maya produced their “Rocktails Experience” by hiring the entertainment and creating each menu inspired by the featured bands or DJ’s,  in addition to reinventing the physical bar space to transport the patrons to a unique environment each month. The book boasts an album of “Amped Up” cocktails from sunny sangria tributes to Yacht Rock greats The Doobie Brothers, to Indie Rock salutes to Siouxsie Sioux combining the grit of pear juice with the sexy notes of round dark rum, bitter Campari, grape soda and a black licorice garnish. An example of Rocktails’ love of local is represented with Dirty Blues honors inspired by Dayton, Kentucky’s own original band, All Seeing Eyes, using Absinthe soaked, flamed candy cigarettes affixed into gummy orange slices as garnishes, atop a smoky Laphroig rinsed whiskey and beer cocktail spiked with Watershed’s Noccino Black Walnut Liqueur.  Although September 8th, celebrates the first edition of Rocktails: An Amped Up Spin On Mixology, please look out for “Cincinnati Rocktails:”, a tribute to American Musicians, some legends, some lesser known, but all have a Cincinnati Connection. Rocktails is also available for hire for Pop Ups, and Private Parties of all kinds.


Rock out with us!

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Our book will bring you inspiration to create brilliantly balanced and colorful cocktails while celebrating music, (cue clinging Champagne cocktails!). If you would like to further your Rocktails fun outside the pages of our books we’d love to host your Private Party, Pop Up, or  Wedding.  We will personally curate a unique experience for you and your guests. 

About Us

WE WANT TO PARTY WITH YOU!

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Plan you Private party with us!  We assure you that it will be a night you’ll remember!

For the Love of Music, Libations, and a Passion to Create.

Kristen Kreft and MayaLou Banatwala

Kristen and MayaLou share the same love of creating the unimaginable! As authors, musicIan’s, mixologists and close friends, their drive to think bigger continues to build! 

Book Series

Rocktails:An Amped Up Spin on Mixology is a book series honoring music through the art of libations.

Rockatails: An Amped Up Spin on Mixology is a book series honoring musicians and their music through the art of libations. 

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