'Rocktails' Book Combines Cincinnati Music Connections And Booze

Nov 25, 2019

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The crooning of Rosemary Clooney, the funk from Bootsy Collins, and the country heart of Skeeter Davis are all a significant part of Cincinnati's music history. But the Queen City's role in and connection to the national music industry goes beyond our local favorites.

When you combine the city's love for music and great cocktails, you have the basis of the new book Cincinnati Rocktails: An Amped Up Spin on Mixology, which details the connections of famous musicians and singers to Cincinnati and pairs their stories with curated cocktails.

Authors, musicians and mixologists Kristen Kreft and Mayalou Banatwala join Cincinnati Edition to talk about how they curated the list of famous names, those names' connections to the city, and the creation of the cocktails they associate with them.