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Featuring Jordan Hughes from High Proof Preacher in this first part of a series on the blog, Mixologist Mondays! Hope you will check it and his channels out!
So, I will turn this interview over to Jordan, and he will tell you in his own words!
Tell us about yourself! How did you get into cocktails?
I got into cocktails and spirits because it was a “hobby” that I could easily share with other people. I was really into coffee for a while…like I had all these different manual brewing methods and would learn all I could about different coffee growing regions and varieties, so I feel like that was my gateway into the cocktail and spirits world.
Once I start messing with cocktails, I realized there was no end to how much I could learn. Making cocktails on its own was fascinating enough, but then learning about different spirits and spirit categories just keeps blowing my mind. Simply doing a deep dive learning about “rum” could keep me busy for years! It’s just impossible to get bored with any of this stuff.
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Top 3 favorite cocktails
- My #1 is a toss up between a Daiquiri and a Margarita– those are the two drinks I definitely make the most.
- My #2 is probably a good Sazerac with a split base of high-proof rye whiskey and a good cognac.
- #3 is more general, but I love a good spritz. It doesn’t have to be an Aperol Spritz, just anything with a bitter element and some sparkling wine.
How do you come up with drinks? What is your inspiration?
Tell us one fun/interesting or weird fact about yourself
Well, people always assume I have a bar background when my “professional background” is pretty far from that. I worked as a pastor at a Christian church before becoming whatever it is I am now– cocktail and spirits brand photographer / recipe developer / writer-ish? 🤷♂️
I don’t think it’s that weird myself, but I’ve definitely received some confused looks from people once they find out that I was an actual pastor.
If you could have a drink with anyone in the world who would it be?
Hmm probably Steve Carell… or Amy Poehler. Or both? That would be an amazing crew to bar crawl with!
Tell us 3 Instagrams or blogs that you love to follow
Have a Recipe to Share with Us?
Anything else to Add?
My next big “thing” is putting out video tutorials for beverage photography. I’ll do an e-course eventually, but for now I’m working on some easy, “free” content to help people take better images and learn how to use artificial light. I know people don’t give up their emails easy, but I’d love a link to my newsletter sign up if you want to learn about beverage photography: http://foodanddrink.photos/learn.
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Thanks, Jordan from High Proof Preacher! Hope you all loved this post! More Mixologist Mondays to come soon!
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