I made this for my mom when she wasn't feeling well and asked me to pick up ginger ale. I thought of this recipe and decided to get the ginger ale and make this recipe. I used the powdered ginger, Splenda, and didn't strain. Mom didn't like the things floating around, but I enjoyed the drink. Not my favorite drink, but enjoyable. You'll have to like ginger in order to like this. My mom still prefers regular ginger ale. Thanks for the opportunity, though!