Homemade Ginger Ale

Stephanie's recipe for Homemade Ginger Ale @
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(this makes quite a bit of ginger syrup, it could easily be halved or quartered)
2 cups water
2 cups sugar (I used organic pure cane sugar)
Big knob of ginger (mine was about the size of a baking potato)
Sparkling water

Peel (I find the side of a spoon makes this job really easy) and slice the ginger. Combine water, sugar and ginger in a saucepan and bring to a boil on the stovetop. Simmer until reduced, about 15 minutes. Cover and allow the syrup to cool for 20-30 minutes. Pass through a sieve. Syrup will keep in the refrigerator for a few weeks.

To make ginger ale, mix with sparkling water to taste. Lemon and fresh mint are great additions if you have them available.

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