The Mickey Slim was a drink that had short-lived popularity in the United States in the 1940s and 1950s. According to the The Dedalus Book of Absinthe by Phil Baker, it was made by combining gin with a pinch of DDT (also known as dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane), an insecticide that would later be banned in most countries; consumers of this concoction claimed that its effects were similar to absinthe.
Due to lack of documentary evidence, it has been questioned whether this is a modern urban legend.
This beverage should not be confused with the knockout drink, the Mickey Finn.
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|Preparation||Stir the DDT into the gin and serve|
|Notes||DDT is not very soluble in water so only a small quantity will dissolve. DDT has been linked to numerous health problems in humans.|