Joggling Board

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Cocktail History

The Joggling Board is a modern cocktail that was created by Atlanta bartender Greg Best for Garden & Gun, a Southern lifestyle magazine. It’s described as a riff on a daiquiri that was inspired by South Carolina Lowcountry and named for the joggling board, a long bench that rocks or “joggles” and is popular in the South. The drink is made with a combination of white rum, citrus, Lillet Rosé, grapefruit, ginger, bitters, sea salt, and pepper.

Cocktail Ingredients

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

White Rum: This is the base spirit. We used The Real McCoy 3 Year Old White Rum for its smooth texture and flavors of toasted caramel, coconut, and marzipan.

Orange Curaçao: This is a citrus liqueur that adds sweet orange flavor. We used Grand Marnier because it offers additional notes of Cognac, orange, and vanilla bean.

Lillet Rosé: This is a French aromatized wine liqueur made from Grand Cru Bordeaux grapes and flavored with berries, grapefruit, and orange blossom.

Grapefruit Juice: This adds tart citrus flavors for balance. We prefer to use fresh grapefruitjuice because it’s less bitter than the bottled stuff and tastes better.

Ginger Liqueur: This adds spicy ginger flavor. We used Domaine De Canton Ginger Liqueur because it’s one of the highest quality ginger liqueurs on the market.

Lemon Juice: This adds sweet and sour citrus flavors. Again, we prefer to use fresh citrus juice.

Angostura Aromatic Bitters: This is a type of spirit infused with botanicals. They add more spice and complexity to the drink and tie the other flavors together.

Black Pepper: This is a seasoning that adds more spice and savoriness. We used Simply Organic Black Pepper.

Sea Salt: This is another seasoning that adds savoriness for balance. We used Maldon Sea Salt Flakes.

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 it a little lower because she didn’t find it very interesting compared to other recipes.

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.

AuthorThe Essential Cocktail BookPrep Time5 minsRating

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 Angostura 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, black pepper, sea salt, and 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 Angostura 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, black pepper, sea salt, and ice to a shaker.

3

Shake for 10-20 seconds.

4

Strain into salt-rimmed cocktail glass.

Joggling Board

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More Rum Cocktails

If you like this rum-based cocktail recipe, here are a few others we’ve tried that you may enjoy:

 Airmail: A gold rum cocktail made with lime juice, honey syrup, sparkling wine, and a lime peel

 Jamaican Mule: A rum cocktail made with ginger syrup, lime juice, pineapple juice, Angostura aromatic bitters, candied ginger, a lime slice, and an orchid blossom

 Dark ‘N’ Stormy: A dark rum cocktail made with lime juice, ginger beer, and a lime wheel

 Mocha Rum Toddy: A rum cocktail made with coffee, dark crème de cacao, simple syrup, whipped cream, and cocoa powder

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