inspired by this take on homemade ginger ale
in the spirit of improvisation there are no measurements, just guesses
homemade ginger ale requires two things: ginger syrup and soda water. soda (bubbly or fizzy) water I have, so for the syrup here's what I did –
chopped a knob of ginger (~the size of a golf ball. ~ 3 oz) skin-on
reduced the heat and let it simmer for ~ ½ hour, until it was reduced by about half. taste to see if you like it or needs more sugar (it's a syrup. sweet is the word)
add ice to a glass/cup, pour ~¼ cup of syrup, top with fizzy water of choice
here's the original recipe, and if you scroll down you'll find the uber-recipe, which is fancier and more detailed.
(I bet a shot of ginger syrup would be fantastic in a cup of tea)