Women in Rocktail

Rocktail Nights are hosted by two very talented Women in Rock, Kristen Kreft and MayaLou Banatwala. Rocktails take place at The Listing Loon in Cincinnati, Ohio every Second Saturday. In addition, they’re starting to team up with The American Sign Museum for some fun summer events to be shared soon!

Kristen Kreft plays guitar and sings in The Perfect Children, a fabulously rockin’ retro vibin’ band. Kristen is also singing with The Brian Olive Band for live shows. She bartends Friday nights at Madeira Inn. Her favorite drink is a Rye Old Fashioned made with sugar cubes and bitters (no muddled fruit for her!). You can check out The Perfect Children at www.theperfectchildren.com/

MayaLou Banatwala plays ukulele and fronts Heavy Hinges. They just wrapped up their third album which will be released towards the end of June. MayaLou also has a solo project and currently has a debut album in the works. She bartends at the Listing Loon and the Comet and hosts karaoke at the brand new Japanese inspired karaoke bar, Tokyo Kitty. MayaLou’s favorite drink is “The Last Word,” a gin based cocktail with 3/4 gin, luxardo, lime juice and chartreuse. She says, “It’s refreshing, herbal and strong!” You can listen to Heavy Hinges at heavyhinges.com/


Women in Rocktail


1 oz silver tequila

.25 oz Aperol

.25 oz Sherry

.5 oz lime

.25 oz Simple Syrup

Top prosecco

Float Peychauds Bitters Garnish with Orange Rind

Serve in Champagne Flute


Put Tequila, Aperol, Sherry, Lime, and Simple Syrup, in a mixing glass then fill with ice. Shake shake shake and strain into a champagne flute. Top with Prosecco, drizzle Peychauds bitters and garnish with an orange rind. Cheers!

An avid rock musician and enthusiast as well as a rock history buff.

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