(I'm contemplating giving my nephew a bottle of that 'green herbal wine' his age group seems to like very much these days (he turned 18 earlier this year)). Still have no idea what to give the young teen and the kid this year though.
You answer your own question:
And on that very same note: I have been making walnut-bitters for a number of years...
But you will have to wait a handful of years before it's that good (some people won't drink it if it's younger than 12 years )
Perfect. You can give them the booze now, even though they're underage, and just tell them they can't drink it for 12 years.
I'm all about the problem-solving...