Chilled 100 member Jessica Nadine Thomas has created a cocktail that will start any week off on a good note.

The ballerina-turned-bartender offers her unique passion and artistry of the craft. Her career choices may seem completely different however, both professions strive to make the “audience” pleased.

Some of her favorite cocktail ingredients include bitters, which she uses in The Cherry Blossom cocktail below. When it comes to creating cocktails, Jessica uses this approach: “I build every cocktail as though it is for my best friend.”

Here is Jessica’s cocktail.

The Sagebrush

The Cherry Blossom 

The Cherry Blossom


  • 1 1/2 oz. D’Usse Cognac VSOP
  • 1 1/2 oz. Cherry Heering
  • 1 oz. Cointreau
  • barspoon of Maraschino Cherry Syrup
  • dash of Fresh Lemon Juice
  • dash of Cherry Bitters (I used Fee Brothers)

Preparation: Shake and strain into coupe or martini. Garnish with Luxardo Maraschino cherries & lemon peel flower stamp.