John the Fearless

Many thanks to Rory Caviness, Head Bartender at La Voile Boston, for this recipe!

John the Fearless Cocktail with Diplôme Gin

John the Fearless was a Duke of Burgundy during the early 1400’s. Dijon was known for being home to many Dukes and a place with a lot of wealth and power during the middle ages.


  • 2 oz. Diplôme Gin
  • .75 oz. lemon juice
  • .5 oz. Wolfberger Amer Gingembre
  • .25 oz. demerara rich simple syrup (2:1)
  • 3 dashes Fee Bros Whiskey Barrel Bitters
  • 1 orange wheel


Muddle orange wheel and bitters at the bottom of a mixing glass. Add remaining ingredients and shake well over ice. Fine strain into a coupe glass. No garnish.

Serves 1