Homemade Ginger Ale Starter
2 1/2 cups ginger, roughly peeled and chopped
1 cup sugar
1 cup lime juice
8 cups water
Place ginger in a high speed blender and pulse to chop fine. Add 2 cups of water and blend again. Using a fine sieve, drain into a large bowl and press down on the ginger pieces gently. Scrape ginger back into blender. Repeat process using 2 more cups of water at a time until 8 cups of water has been used. Stir in sugar and lime juice until sugar is dissolved. Use ½ cup ginger ale with ½ cup sparkling water and use frozen grapes and perhaps a sprig of mint to serve. Store extra in a large container or freeze in glass containers.