French Pearl
2 ounces gin (Plymouth)
3/4 ounce lime juice
3/4 ounce simple syrup
1/4 ounce pastis (Pernod)
6 whole leaves mint
Garnish: lime wheel and mint sprig.
Combine the lime juice, cane syrup, and mint sprig in a cocktail shaker. Muddle the ingredients. Next, add the Pernod and gin. Fill the shaker to the top with ice and shake well. Double strain into a chilled cocktail glass.
Source: Audrey Saunders

This elegant modern classic provides a delightful tribute to the French Beaux-Arts movement from the late 1800's when Absinthe and afterwards Pastis were all the rage. The term "Pearl" refers to the opalescent louching effect that occurs when pastis and cold water mix.