The Distillerista’s “Summer Cherry Boulevardier” Recipe

Nothing says Fourth of July weekend like a sweet, summertime cocktail (IMO). I wanted to feature a delish recipe for all of you last-minute party planners, and the Distillerista herself posted an irresistibly tasty, tart recipe I couldn’t overlook.

Fourth of July Cocktail Recipe

A professionally trained distiller and founder of You & Yours Distilling Co. (soon-to-open in up and coming East Village), Laura Johnson offers a fresh new take on distilling and the craft of creating cocktails. I had the privilege of attending the University of San Diego with Laura, and just recently got to hear about some of her business ventures, and I am SO excited for You & Yours to open! The craft distillery will feature a tasting room and lounge where patrons can sample and buy pours.

With Laura being one of only a handful of female lead distillers in the country, I couldn’t be more thrilled to watch her business grow with Distillerista and Y & Y.

Summer Cherry Boulevardier

Recipe makes 1 cocktail



  1. In a mixing glass combine whiskey, bitter liquor and cherry liqueur. Add ice.
  2. Using a bar spoon stir for 20-30 seconds, keeping the back of the spoon flush with the inside of the glass.
  3. Using a hawthorne strainer, strain liquid into a rocks, DOF or coupe glass (large format ice cube optional)
  4. Garnish as desired and enjoy!

Distillerista Recipe

Thanks for the recipe, Laura! Be sure to keep up with Laura on Instagram at @laurakayj for details on the Y & Y opening dates and more on the craft of curating cocktails on her blog, Distillerista. Cheers!

Happy Fourth, y’all! X



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