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.
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)
VinePair – “How Do You Stock the Ultimate Home Bar? Ask Instagram’s Best Bartenders” (February 2019)
Cocktail recipe Features
Liquor.com – “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)
Liquor.com – “5 Spicy Cocktails to Try Now,” This Is Not A Drill cocktail (March 2019)