This is a homemade ginger ale you can make in just a few minutes. My wife found a recipe in a "Country Living" magazine. It called for using slices of ginger, but I found it too week. Much like store bought ginger ale. This kicks it up! I just found the recipe 4 days ago and have already made 3 batches. Friends love it and can't believe you can make homemade ginger ale. I have thought about making a ginger martini with this, but have not tried it yet.