The perfect formula for the best ginger ale flavor is Shandar’s passion. They have tinkered with waters from around the country, tried blends of ginger root at different temperatures, and attempted to mix various sugars and syrups to find the right combination of sweet and spicy. Now, their work is to get carbonation just right. They bought a home carbonator last week and have been working with it every moment since. Shandar’s effort at work has been slipping, though. So have the few friendships they have. After all, all that matters is ginger ale. Friends and work are temporary.