1Chop ginger and let it soak in vodka for at least 4 hours. The smaller the pieces and the longer it soaks, the spicier it will be. If you slice it into disks, smash them with the end of a heavy knife to break them up a bit and release more flavor.
2Squeeze 1/2 a lemon into the ginger vodka, stir and strain.
3Using fork or small whisk, pour and mix in the maple syrup. A shaker would probably work too.
4Divide the mixture into two glasses filled with ice and top with ginger ale. I preferred 2 parts vodka mix to 1 part ginger ale. Enjoy!
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