A spicy and sometimes sweet ingredient, ginger can turn a good cocktail into a truly awe-inspiring one. Another bonus: It's versatile. Not only is it delicious pickled with a plate of sushi -- or, of course, in a classic whiskey and ginger ale -- but the root can also be used in all types of tasty mixological ways.
So don't be fooled by this spice's rough exterior; try one of these five unapologetically gingery drinks this weekend and you'll soon appreciate its subtle beauty. Cheers!