After working together at a fast-paced bar creating musician-inspired cocktails, MayaLou Banatvala and Kristen Kreft realized they could turn their passion into a business.
Rooted in Cincinnati, where jazz, blues and soul fuse together, this duo, who are also the front women of their own rock bands, wanted to showcase the city’s rich music culture with craft cocktails and unique events, so they launched American Rocktails to do just that. : that.
As they continue to grow their business, MayaLou and Kristen know that if they’re not chasing their dreams, they’re making it a reality for someone else, so why not go after it?
Their advice to other aspiring entrepreneurs. “Take a chance and believe in yourself.”
Watch the story of the American Rocktails as part of GoDaddy’s Icons of Cincinnati series, now streaming on YouTube.
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