Introduction to Cocktails and Mixology

A course by Jordan Hughes , Cocktail Maker

Cocktail Maker. Portland, United States.
Joined June 2023

Master classic and modern cocktails. Dive into mixology with expert techniques and essential tools.

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  • 522 students
  • Audio: English, Spanish
  • English, Spanish, Portuguese, German, French, Italian, Polish, Dutch

Master classic and modern cocktails. Dive into mixology with expert techniques and essential tools.

A course by Jordan Hughes

Explore advanced cocktail techniques in a journey that spans from the classic use of egg white to add texture to your drinks, to less conventional methods that will elevate your mixology skills to a professional level.

Throughout the course, you'll discover how to apply each technique not only to impress with the aesthetics of your beverages but also to enhance their flavor and quality.

By the end of the course, you will have a stronger grasp of ingredients and how they work together, allowing you to innovate and confidently create your own recipes with a creative touch.

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What will you learn in this online course?

11 lessons & 17 downloads

Tools of the Trade
8 minutes, 33 seconds
Ingredients and Spirits
14 minutes, 37 seconds
Techniques and Terminology
17 minutes, 17 seconds
Exploring Classic Cocktails
8 minutes, 1 second
The Art of the Old Fashioned
7 minutes, 39 seconds
  • 100% positive reviews (1)
  • 522 students
  • 11 lessons (1h 53m)
  • 17 additional resources (6 files)
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Available on the app
  • Audio: English, Spanish
  • English, Spanish, Portuguese, German, French, Italian, Polish, Dutch
  • Level: Beginner
  • Unlimited access forever

What is this course's project?

During the course, you'll develop an exclusive cocktail using the learned techniques. This final project will challenge you to apply your skills to create a balanced and visually appealing drink, using special ingredients and garnishes that reflect your personal style and creativity.

Who is this online course for?

This course is aimed at cocktail enthusiasts who wish to delve into advanced techniques and professionals in the field looking to refine their skills and explore new creative methods.

It is ideal for those with basic knowledge of mixology who want to elevate their skills to a higher level, offering unique experiences to their clients or friends.

Requirements and materials

To take this course, you will need a variety of basic cocktail-making tools such as a shaker, jigger, strainer, and mixing spoon. It is also important to have a selection of base liquors, bitters, and other fresh ingredients like fruits and herbs for cocktail making.

Additional materials like ice molds and containers for infusions will help you explore the taught techniques and apply them practically in your creations.

**This course is designed for adults over 18 years of age or the legal drinking age in their country of residence. The aim of this course is to teach cocktail preparation techniques and provide information on the ingredients and tools necessary to create quality beverages. We remind all participants that alcohol consumption should be responsible. Under no circumstances does this course promote or encourage excessive or irresponsible alcohol consumption. This course is for educational purposes only. The brands of alcoholic beverages mentioned in this course are used exclusively for educational and descriptive purposes. Their appearance or reference does not constitute advertising, promotion, or endorsement of such brands.


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Jordan Hughes

A course by Jordan Hughes

Teacher Plus
Cocktail Maker

Jordan Hughes is a prominent figure in the food and beverage industry, hailing from Portland, OR. As a versatile creative, he excels in photography, recipe development, and social media consulting, working with a wide range of brands, bars, and restaurant groups.

In 2017, Jordan launched the Instagram account and blog "High-Proof Preacher," which has garnered significant recognition. His work has been featured in prestigious publications such as Forbes, AskMen,, and VinePair. Notably, High-Proof Preacher received both the Editor’s and Reader’s Choice awards for Best Drinks Instagram by Saveur Magazine in 2019​ (High-Proof Preacher)​​ (Creatively Squared)​.

Jordan's journey into beverage photography began somewhat unconventionally, transitioning from his previous role as a Christian pastor. His passion for creating and sharing cocktail recipes online quickly snowballed into a successful career​ (Creatively Squared)​. In addition to his online presence, he has launched an e-learning platform, Cocktail Camera, aimed at teaching others the art of beverage and product photography​ (Master Cocktail and Product Photography)​.

Jordan continues to innovate in his field, having published a cocktail recipe book titled "Twist" and frequently collaborates with notable brands to create engaging and high-quality content​ (Amra and Elma LLC)​.


  • U1


    • About Me
    • Influences
  • U2

    Foundations of Mixology

    • Tools of the Trade
    • Ingredients and Spirits
    • Techniques and Terminology
  • U3

    Classic Cocktails

    • Exploring Classic Cocktails
    • It’s All About Balance: The Sour
    • The Art of the Old Fashioned
  • U4

    Advanced Techniques and Flavors

    • Infusions and Syrups
    • Advanced Techniques
    • Planning a Cocktail Party / Menu
  • FP

    Final project

    • Introduction to cocktails

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    Learn valuable methods and techniques explained by top experts in the creative sector.

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    Each expert teaches what they do best, with clear guidelines, true passion, and professional insight in every lesson.

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    Ask questions, request feedback, or offer solutions. Share your learning experience with other students in the community who are as passionate about creativity as you are.

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Domestika's courses are online classes that provide you with the tools and skills you need to complete a specific project. Every step of the project combines video lessons with complementary instructional material, so you can learn by doing. Domestika's courses also allow you to share your own projects with the teacher and with other students, creating a dynamic course community.

All courses are 100% online, so once they're published, courses start and finish whenever you want. You set the pace of the class. You can go back to review what interests you most and skip what you already know, ask questions, answer questions, share your projects, and more.

The courses are divided into different units. Each one includes lessons, informational text, tasks, and practice exercises to help you carry out your project step by step, with additional complementary resources and downloads. You'll also have access to an exclusive forum where you can interact with the teacher and with other students, as well as share your work and your course project, creating a community around the course.

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Introduction to Cocktails and Mixology. Culinary course by Jordan Hughes

Introduction to Cocktails and Mixology

A course by Jordan Hughes
Cocktail Maker. Portland, United States.
Joined June 2023
  • 100% positive reviews (1)
  • 522 students