Fun, Upliftifting Book Captures the Spirit of Survival

Shaken in 2020, But Not Stirred: Cocktails, Connections, and Humor
By S.A. Monahan
By: Sierra Coyote Publications
Over 90 Recipes Included
Over 90 Recipes Included
RALEIGH-DURHAM, N.C. - Dec. 14, 2020 - PRLog -- Shaken in 2020, But Not Stirred is a compilation of delicious cocktail recipes, funny moments, and uplifting stories that were the outcome of one of the most tumultuous years in history. While 2020 seemed like an apocalyptic nightmare or something ripped out of a tabloid magazine, the spirit of survival was ever present, as many managed to stay connected and find humor while mixing up cocktails and mocktails.

Author S.A. Monahan captures American perseverance and positivity with inspiring stories and an array of drink recipes. With ingredients from Aperol to Zucca Rabarbaro and everything in between—each chapter highlights a different spirit and shares the tales of "getting through" from people across the United States. More than 90 recipes include creative concoctions like the Antibody Martini, Lockdown Limeade, the Pink Pandemic, and Thou Shalt Not Covid Me, as well as new twists on classic cocktail favorites. Shaken in 2020, but Not Stirred releases at the perfect time as people continue to seek new ways to celebrate while navigating the course to the light at the end of the tunnel. Available on Amazon.

S.A. Monahan is an award-winning author, writer and culinary historian, who enjoys researching the genealogy of food and spirits. She combines her passion for food, drink, travel and history in her books and in a monthly column, Frontier Fare featured in True West magazine. She's the author of The Golden Elixir of the West, California Vines, Wines and Pioneers, The Cowboy's Cookbook, and Mrs. Earp: Wives and Lovers of the Earp Brothers. She's a member of the James Beard Foundation, The Authors Guild, and Western Writers of America. She's won a Wrangler Award, Will Rogers Gold and bronze Medallions, and is an honorary Dodge City Marshal. She's also been featured gambling and imbibing on the History Channel in various documentaries. For more information or to contact the author visit

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