Here is exhibit A:
Here is exhibit B:
I found a blog post on making your own Ginger Ale and had to try it. It turned out to be really easy.
You just get a few pieces of ginger root and a few lemons
You rough chop the ginger and grind it up in a food processor with some sugar
Until it makes a paste
You add some water, the lemon juice (and the zest if you want) and bring it to a boil. You let it simmer for a half-hour or so and then strain out the liquid. Add some of your ginger syrup to some carbonated water and enjoy!
It's pretty good. Sweet, yet kinda spicy from the ginger. I dig it.