A while back I had received a sample bag of lavender from Marx Foods. I had never cooked with lavender before - when I think of it, I think of soap, or those little sachets you put in your underwear drawer. But to cook with it? Hmm...
Perusing the interwebs, I came across this recipe for a celery lavender cocktail from Marc of [No Recipes]. If you haven't checked out Marc's site (or his other site focusing on individual ingredients), you really should. He's one of my favorite bloggers.
Anyhow, on to the cocktail: Celery? Lavender? In a drink? Why the heck not.
Chop, blend, strain. Pour into a mixer with gin and ice. Shake. Pour.
This is seriously unique. You can smell the lavender, but you can't really taste it. It does leave a slightly (pleasant) floral aftertaste on your tongue, however. Mostly you get the green flavor of celery, tempered by the lemon juice and sugar. Not your typical cocktail. But something I'd definitely have again.