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Long, home-made soft drink recipe 

So, I've been experimenting with making my own soda, and today's experiment came out really good! I figure I may as well share the recipe.

Ingredients:
4 cinnamon sticks
~1/4 cup sliced, peeled ginger
The zest of 1/2 a lemon
The juice of 1/2 a lemon
The zest of 1 lime
The juice of 1 lime
1 cup water
1 1/4 cups sugar

Steps:
1) Make a simple syrup with the sugar and water (bring the water up to a boil, then pour the sugar in slowly while stirring, to let it dissolve, keep stirring until it's clear)
2) Reduce the heat, add in all the other ingredients, and simmer with a lid on the pan, for five minutes.
3) Remove from the heat, and let sit to cool and steep for about two hours.
4) Strain into a clean bottle which you can cork or otherwise loosely seal. You now have tasty syrup which I've read can last a couple of weeks in the fridge.

When you want to drink it, you can just mix one part of the syrup with three parts club soda, and you have a tasty, tasty lemon-lime-cinnamon-ginger soda.

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