It’s time to get experimental with your summer cocktails. Mixologists are coming up with new drinks all the time, using bizarre ingredients that somehow taste good when mixed with alcohol. Take, for example, the kale margarita — these new flavor combos are confusing and rocking our taste buds at the same time! Put down the simple simple syrup and try one of these 15 ginger-laced cocktail ideas to craft up in your bar at home.

1. Cucumber Ginger Gin Fizz: The cucumber in this drink is going to refresh you in a whole new way and make you feel like you’re spending the day at the spa. Go ahead; put your garnishes over your eyes while tipping back. (via Apartment 34)

2. Minty Moscow Mule: The classic signature ginger cocktail — but seriously, is anyone’s favorite part not the copper mug? We’ll take a dozen. (via Cocktails for Breakfast)

3. Sweet Ginger: A wedding signature drink or summer porch drink — you pick. (via Wedding Chicks)

4. Shoo-Fly Punch: While those graduation punch bowls satisfy the sweet tooth, sometimes you need an adult version. Leave the fruit punch and soda pop to the kids. (via Tempered Spirits)

5. Ginger Prosecco Cocktail: This drink is topped with ginger cotton candy and gold stars… drops mic. (via Style Me Pretty)

6. Raspberry Ginger Bellini: While we’re not going to try to convince anyone that drinking is good for your health, adding a little fresh fruit can’t hurt the situation. It’s all about balance, people. (via Driscolls)

7. Blackberry Ginger Margarita: Cinco de Mayo may have come and gone, but there are about 364 other reasons to celebrate the land south of the border. We’re starting our yearlong celebration with this dark, fruit-forward ‘tail. (via Natures Agave)

8. Strawberry Ginger Mojito: Note: Red drinks go perfectly with nude manis. (via Refinery29)

9. Tangerine Ginger Sake Sangria: Sangria is everything a mixed drink should be. And while the ingredients for this recipe are more abundant in the winter months, we have a feeling you’ll find a way to procure them even when it’s the middle of August. (via Cooking Stoned)

10. Pomegranate Ginger Spritzer: The word “spritzer” makes you feel refreshed without even taking sip of the drink…. but you should still go ahead and take a sip of the drink. (via Drizzle and Dip)

11. Cho Lula: So over margaritas? (Say what?!) Well, here’s your substitute: A dash of hot sauce mixed with tequila will get everyone up and moving. (via Design Sponge)

12. Vanilla Infused Pear Dark ‘n’ Stormy: This is Bermuda’s national drink. Just picture yourself, lying on the beach with it. (via My Baking Addiction)

13. Jim Dandy: Umm… lime ginger ice cubes what!??!? Yup. This speciality cocktail even calls for specialty ice. Consider your friends impressed. (via The Boys Club)

14. Ginger Grapefruit Sparkler: Sorry mimosa, but you’ll be taking the backseat at our next brunch party. (via Garnish with Lemon)

15. Hibiscus Ginger Punch: Hibiscus and ginger in one drink!?!?! Watch out, world. There’s a whole lotta oomph in this glass. (via The Kitchn)

Are these ginger cocktails making your mouth water? Let us know how you like to cook, bake or mix with ginger in the comments below!