Introduction to Cocktails and Mixology

The Art of the Old Fashioned

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: The Art of the Old Fashioned

Overview

“This lesson is dedicated to mastering the Old Fashioned, one of the most venerable and revered cocktails in the bartender's repertoire. We'll explore its history, from its simple origins to its status as a symbol of sophistication. You'll learn the classic recipe—spirit, sugar, water, and bitters—and how to tailor it to personal taste with various spirits and garnishes. This session will teach you not only how to craft the perfect Old Fashioned but also how to appreciate the nuances that make it a timeless classic.”

In this video lesson Jordan Hughes addresses the topic: The Art of the Old Fashioned, 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

“So we've already talked a little bit about the history of the old-fashioned and how it's believed to be one of the very first cocktails ever. And like many classic cocktails, it's fairly simple, just a few ingredients, but it's also a cocktail that has a lot of debate around it. Depending on what region you go to or even what bartender you get, you might get a slightly different version of it. The earliest recipe of the old-fashioned that we have simply calls for spirit, sugar, water, and bitters. It doesn't necessarily specify what kind of spirit. Now, traditionally, we make an old-fashion...”

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Course summary for: Introduction to Cocktails and Mixology

  • Level: Beginner
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  • 956 students
  • 4 units
  • 11 lessons (1h 53m)
  • 6 downloads
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    Culinary
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    Beverages and Mixology

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)
  • 956 students