The Spice is Right: 15 Zingy Ginger Cocktails
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)
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)
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)
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!