My name is Jordan Hughes and I live in Portland, OR with my wife and corgi.

I first started making cocktails at home several years ago, just as a fun thing for entertaining guests. I then began the High-Proof Preacher blog and Instagram account as a creative outlet to share what I had learned and the drink recipes I created.

I am now a full-time food & beverage photographer & occasional writer. I love connecting with people who desire to learn about craft spirits and cocktails as a culinary experience. My focus is on teaching people how to imbibe well, using mixology as a vehicle to learn something new and to create experiences that bring people together in a meaningful way.

I hope I can be a resource to bartenders and cocktail-enthusiasts alike– as well as an asset to craft spirit companies that are trying to up their digital content & social media game.



TV Appearances

Tonight With Cassidy on KGW News – “Make a Pumpkin Pie Cocktail this Fall” (October 2018)

Tonight With Cassidy on KGW News – “Make a Valentine’s Day Cocktail at Home” (February 2019)


Cocktail recipe Features – Jordan contributes cocktail recipes to this publication on a monthly basis. See more here.“5 Cocktails that Make the Most of Aged Rum”, Faster Than The Master cocktail (March 2018)

Drizly – “5 Noteworthy Prosecco Drink Recipes,” Bubbles Until Thursday cocktail (February 2019)

Bond Official “Celebrate National Margarita Day By Making One Of These Innovative Takes On The Classic” (February 2019)

Bonfort’s Wine & Spirits Journal“Fortified Wine Cocktails To Strengthen Your Resolve This Winter,” Smoke in Midwinter cocktails (March 2019)“5 Spicy Cocktails to Try Now,” This Is Not A Drill cocktail (March 2019)

@highproofpreacher on Instagram

I think we’re all here for the drinks. Check out these cocktail recipes to get you started —>