Introduction to Cocktails and Mixology

It’s All About Balance: The Sour

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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About the video: It’s All About Balance: The Sour

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“Unpack the intricacies of crafting the perfect Sour cocktail, a cornerstone of cocktail menus worldwide. This lesson focuses on the delicate art of balancing the sharp acidity of citrus with the sweetness of syrups and the robust flavors of spirits. You'll learn to apply the classic Sour formula to create variations like the Whiskey Sour, Margarita, and Daiquiri. By experimenting with these adjustments, you'll gain a deeper understanding of how subtle changes can dramatically affect your creations' overall flavor and appeal.”

In this video lesson Jordan Hughes addresses the topic: It’s All About Balance: The Sour, which is part of the Domestika online course: Introduction to Cocktails and Mixology. Master classic and modern cocktails. Dive into mixology with expert techniques and essential tools..

Partial transcription of the video

“The sour is such a ubiquitous cocktail template that you might not even notice it because so many famous and beloved classic cocktails fall under the sour template. One of the most popular, which we're going to make right now for this example, is the whiskey sour. So a typical sour template is spirit, citrus, and sugar to balance it out. For the whiskey sour, that means whiskey, as the name says. We're going to do fresh lemon juice, a little simple syrup, and we're also going to add egg white. Now this is kind of an old school method for adding foam to a cocktail. Now adding egg white doesn...”

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Course summary for: Introduction to Cocktails and Mixology

  • Level: Beginner
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Jordan Hughes

A course by Jordan Hughes

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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, Liquor.com, 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)​.


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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)
  • 1163 students