A.J. Rathbun

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A.J. Rathbun is an author, mixologist,[1] poet, and cooking instructor originally from Manhattan, Kansas, and now based in Seattle, Washington.[2] Rathbun's books include Good Spirits (The Harvard Common Press, 2007), which won an award for Best Food Styling and Photography from the International Association of Culinary Professionals.[3]

Rathbun earned a MFA in creative writing from Western Michigan University in 1996.[2][4]

Rathbun has appeared on radio shows including Martha Stewart’s Everyday Food, and has contributed articles to multiple magazines. He is a member of the International Association of Culinary Professionals and The Museum of the American Cocktail, and teaches cocktail classes at the cooking school Dish It Up, in Seattle.[1]


  • Luscious Liqueurs
  • Party Snacks!
  • Wine Cocktails
  • Champagne Cocktails
  • Ginger Bliss and the Violet Fizz
  • Dark Spirits
  • Double Take (Collaboration with Jeremy Holt)
  • Good Spirits
  • Party Drinks!
  • In Their Cups
  • Want (Poetry)


  1. ^ a b "A.J. Rathbun". Harvard Common Press. Retrieved 2013-05-19. 
  2. ^ a b "A.J. Rathbun, kansas author, Manhattan, Map of Kansas Literature". Washburn.edu. Retrieved 2013-05-19. 
  3. ^ "Enter the IACP Awards - Award - IACP - International Association of Culinary Professionals". IACP. Retrieved 2013-05-19. 
  4. ^ "Happy Valentine's Day—With a Bronco "Twist"". MyWMU. Retrieved 2013-05-19. 

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