Joggling Board

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Cocktail History

The Joggling Board is a modern cocktail that was created by Greg Best in Atlanta, Georgia for Garden & Gun, a Southern lifestyle magazine. The recipe, which is made with white rum, citrus, Lillet Rosé, grapefruit, ginger, bitters, sea salt, and pepper, is described as a variation of a Daiquiri that was inspired by South Carolina Lowcountry. It was also named for the joggling board, a long bench that rocks or “joggles” and is popular in the Southern United States.

Cocktail Ingredients

To make this cocktail, you’ll need the following ingredients:

White Rum: This is a type of rum made with molasses or sugar cane juice and alcohol that is filtered and bottled right away without the aging process. We used The Real McCoy 3 Year Old White Rum because it has a smooth texture and flavors of toasted caramel, coconut, and marzipan. For a low-proof version of this drink, try Lyre’s Non-Alcoholic White Cane Spirit in place of the white rum.

Orange Curaçao: This is a liqueur made with oranges, sugar, and brandy or rum. We used Grand Marnier Cordon Rouge because it has a rich Cognac base with notes of bitter orange, hazelnut, and toffee. For a mocktail version of this drink, try Monin Premium Triple Sec Syrup in place of the orange liqueur.

Lillet Rosé: This is an aromatized wine liqueur made in France with Grand Cru Bordeaux grapes, berries, grapefruit, orange blossoms, and water.

Grapefruit Juice: This is the liquid juice of a grapefruit. We used freshly squeezed grapefruit juice.

Ginger Liqueur: This is a liqueur made with ginger root, spices, herbs, sugar, and alcohol. We used Domaine De Canton Ginger Liqueur because it has a delicious ginger spice. For a mocktail version of this drink, try Monin Premium Ginger Syrup in place of the ginger liqueur.

Lemon Juice: This is the liquid juice of a lemon. We used freshly squeezed lemon juice.

Aromatic Bitters: This is a food product made with botanicals, herbs, and alcohol. We used Angostura Aromatic Bitters. For a mocktail version of this drink, try All The Bitter Alcohol-Free Aromatic Bitters in place of the aromatic bitters.

Black Pepper: This is a seasoning. We used Simply Organic Ground Black Pepper.

Sea Salt: This is a mineral. We used Maldon Sea Salt Flakes.

Bartending Tools

To make this cocktail, you’ll need the following bar tools:

Jigger: This is used to measure and pour ingredients. We used the Japanese jigger from the A Bar Above 14-Piece Silver Bar Set.

Boston Shaker: This is used to shake ingredients. We used the Boston shaker from the A Bar Above 14-Piece Silver Bar Set.

Hawthorne Strainer: This is used to strain out ice and solid ingredients after the cocktail is shaken. We used the A Bar Above Hawthorne Strainer.

Paring Knife: This is used to cut citrus into slices or wheels. We used the OXO Good Grips 3.5 Inch Paring Knife.

Juicer: This is used to juice citrus. We used the ALEEHAI Manual Fruit Juicer.

Tasting Notes

The Joggling Board begins with aromas of grapefruit and Lillet Rosés signature herbal, bitter quality before it features an off-dry taste that combines the Lillet, grapefruit, and orange with a hint of ginger. The aftertaste then leaves aromatic wine in the throat along with lemon tartness and a bit of black pepper spice.

Our Opinion of This Cocktail Recipe: Although we both agreed we would’ve loved for its flavors to stand out a bit better considering the labor of love it takes to make this one, we generally enjoyed it for its overall palatability and fairly low alcohol level. Kendall rated the Joggling Board a little lower because she didn’t find it very interesting compared to other recipes.

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Alex’s Take: ⭐⭐⭐
“This is a pretty unique drink because it combines quite the plethora of flavors and goes so far as to add salt and pepper to the mix, which you don’t often see in drinks. I rather enjoyed it for its interesting combination of flavors, all of which work pretty well together to create something different while retaining just enough of their own character. Kendall described this as a bit bland, which I suppose I can agree with since working with so many different flavors all at once easily runs the risk of them all being lost in the mix.'”

Kendall’s Take: ⭐⭐
“I had no clue what to expect of this drink after looking at the ingredients, but I thought it ended up tasting mostly of the Lillet Rosé with an accent of tart grapefruit and savory salt thanks to Alex’s addition of a bit on the rim. Ultimately, I didn’t love the Joggling Board; it tastes good, and there’s nothing inherently wrong with it. I just thought it was a little bland and uninteresting in flavor. It’s a slightly floral grapefruit Daiquiri.”

Recipe

This cocktail recipe was adapted from The Essential Cocktail Book: A Complete Guide to Modern Drinks by the editors of PUNCH and Megan Krigbaum.

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AuthorThe Essential Cocktail Book

Yields1 ServingPrep Time5 mins

Ingredients
 1 oz White Rum
 ½ oz Orange Curaçao
 ½ oz Lillet Rosé
 ½ oz Grapefruit Juice
 ¼ oz Ginger Liqueur
 ¼ oz Lemon Juice
 1 dash Aromatic Bitters
 1 pinch Black Pepper
 1 pinch Sea Salt

Method
1

Pour sea salt onto a plate, rub outer rim of a cocktail glass with a grapefruit slice, and roll glass in salt until coated.

2

Add rum, orange curaçao, Lillet Rosé, grapefruit juice, ginger liqueur, lemon juice, bitters, black pepper, sea salt, and cubed ice to a shaker.

3

Shake for 10-20 seconds.

4

Strain into salt-rimmed cocktail glass.

Ingredients

Ingredients
 1 oz White Rum
 ½ oz Orange Curaçao
 ½ oz Lillet Rosé
 ½ oz Grapefruit Juice
 ¼ oz Ginger Liqueur
 ¼ oz Lemon Juice
 1 dash Aromatic Bitters
 1 pinch Black Pepper
 1 pinch Sea Salt

Directions

Method
1

Pour sea salt onto a plate, rub outer rim of a cocktail glass with a grapefruit slice, and roll glass in salt until coated.

2

Add rum, orange curaçao, Lillet Rosé, grapefruit juice, ginger liqueur, lemon juice, bitters, black pepper, sea salt, and cubed ice to a shaker.

3

Shake for 10-20 seconds.

4

Strain into salt-rimmed cocktail glass.

Joggling Board

Make It a Mocktail: Use Lyre’s Non-Alcoholic White Cane Spirit in place of the white rum, Monin Premium Triple Sec Syrup in place of the orange liqueur, Monin Premium Ginger Syrup in place of the ginger liqueur, and All The Bitter Alcohol-Free Aromatic Bitters in place of the aromatic bitters to try a booze-free version of this drink.

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