ZZ’s Pineapple Cocktail

Thomas Waugh | ZZ's Clam Bar, New York City

At ZZ’s Clam Bar in New York, Thomas Waugh serves some of the city’s most inventive (and tactile) drinks. This cocktail is served in a spectacular and hefty vintage, brass pineapple mounded with cobbled ice and garnished with a drift of aromatic chamomile powder and flowers. Waugh uses a base of St. George Terroir Gin from Alameda, California for its sage-forward flavor in tandem with a sweet-tart mix of house made limoncello, fresh lime and pineapple juices and organic sugar cane syrup. A Collins glass will do if you don’t own a brass pineapple, but sourcing one of these magnificent vessels is certainly worth the hunt.


Serving: 1

  • 2 ounces gin (preferably St. George Terroir Gin)
  • 3/4 ounce pineapple juice, fresh
  • 1/2 ounce lime juice
  • 1/2 ounce limoncello (Waugh uses house made)
  • 1/2 ounce sugar cane syrup (1:1, organic cane sugar:water)

Garnish: chamomile powder and chamomile flowers

  1. Add all ingredients to a cocktail shaker.
  2. Add ice and shake until chilled.
  3. Strain into a Collins glass filled with cobbled or crushed ice (or into a brass pineapple if you're fancy enough to own one).
  4. Garnish with chamomile powder and chamomile flowers.