1/2 oz St. Germain
1/2 oz Dry Vermouth (Noilly Prat)
1/2 barspoon Pastis or Absinthe (Pastis d'Autrefois)
2 leaf Mint
Lightly muddle mint, add rest of ingredients and ice, shake, and double strain into a cocktail glass. Garnish with a fresh mint leaf.
For Thursday Drink Night, the theme was "Mint." For a starting point, I used John Gertsen's Means of Preservation and substituted the celery bitters for mint. I supplemented this herbal component with a little pastis perhaps to combine it with another celery bitters-laden recipe, the Farley Mowat. The Means of Preservation was a spin of David Shenaut's Ephemeral, and in keeping with the time-based theme, I dubbed the drink Meant to Be (yes, I did consider the pun "Mint to Be" for a few moments).