A.J. Rathbun is the award - winning author of Good Spirits, Dark Spirits, Wine Cocktails, Luscious Liqueurs, Party Drinks!, Party Snacks!, Double Take (coauthored with Jeremy Holt), and the poetry collection Want. As a loquacious expert on matters of food, drinks, and entertaining, Rathbun is a frequent guest on the Everyday Food program (Martha Stewart Living/Sirius satellite radio) and is a contributor to magazines such as Every Day with Rachael Ray, The Food Network Magazine, Real Simple, Eating Well, and Wine Enthusiast, among many others. Rathbun's popular cocktail classes at the Dish It Up cooking school in Seattle have been profiled in Traditional Homes magazine. He is a member of the International Association of Culinary Professionals and the Museum of the American Cocktail, and for years was the co - publisher and editor of the Seattle literary magazine LitRag. A.J. lives in Seattle, and invites you to visit his website at www.ajrathbun.com, where you can read his blog, Spiked Punch.