In celebration of warmer weather, there's simply nothing better than a perfectly charred, ridiculously juicy burger — whether it's nestled between two truffle mac 'n' cheese buns, threaded onto a skewer, or transformed into a classic cheddar cheeseburger. Here are a few takes on this American classic that we can't stop craving.
Shake Shack Shackburger
Before getting experimental with burger variations, it's important to learn how to make a cheeseburger the right way. We can think of no better take on this cookout star than NYC icon Shake Shack's Shackburger .
The highbrow take on Minnesota's iconic Juicy Lucy  is stuffed with an oozing brie center  and slathered with spicy scallion mayo.
Monte Cristo Burger
You've had Monte Cristo sandwiches and classic cheeseburgers, but have you ever tried a Monte Cristo burger  (an ingenious mashup of the two)? It's topped with prosciutto chips — just sayin'!
Get in on the ramen craze by making our take on Keizo Shimamoto's shoyu-glazed ramen burger .
Grilled pineapple rings and tangy teriyaki sauce give this otherwise classic burger a must-try Hawaiian twist .
Blue Cheese Burgers
Don't be afraid to mix blue cheese into your patty  — the result is a heightened level of sophistication.
Truffle Mac 'n' Cheese Burger
Indulge in two epic comfort foods — mac 'n' cheese and a juicy burger — in one bite with this recipe that transforms creamy, cheesy pasta into burger buns .
Let's face it: burgers are a messy food that's best eaten sitting down. That is, unless you make them mini and thread them onto skewers  for a cocktail-party finger-food twist.
Indian-Spiced Burgers With Cucumber Yogurt
Curry-spiced burgers  are dressed with a hefty dollop of cucumber-cilantro yogurt for a bite that's cozy and cooling all at once.