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.

cocktail influencer


VinePair – “Drinkstagrammers Are Transforming Cocktail Culture Without Stepping Behind The Bar” (October 2017)

Prestige Decanters – “13 Cocktail Instagram Accounts You Should Already Be Following” (March 2018)

Thirsty Magazine – “Guide To Drinking In Portland’s Eastside Industrial District With @highproofpreacher” (June 2018)

AskMen – “Inspirational Men To Follow On Instagram Right Now” (August 2018)

@highproofpreacher on Instagram

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