Pulled from Harry Johnson’s 1882 bartender’s manual, this fantastic cocktail should never be served to babies. While honey may seem safe and wholesome enough, not to mention loved by Pooh Bears, it has bacteria that can be fatal to children under one year of age. Play it safe, and don’t mix any alcoholic cocktails for your children. Just stick to the laws in the country you are currently in.
On a less silly note, Harry Johnson was an early pioneer in mixology and contemporary to Jerry Thomas. Harry Johnson (what a name, huh) was born in 1845 in Prussia. In the early 1860s, while Otto Von Bismarck began marching the Prussian army westward to help unify the separate German states and set the stage for WWI, Johnson made his way to San Francisco. He bartended and mixed eastward from San Francisco to New Orleans and eventually New York, opening bars and publishing his guides. Even though Jerry Thomas is the more famous of these two early mixologists who published their works, Harry Johnson’s works contain a level of technical precision one expects from Germans.
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