How to Make a Mickey Slim Cocktail

Mickey Slim Cocktail is a simple drink that is made with absinthe, sugar cube and gin. This cocktail was used to be quite in style in the 1940’s-1950. However, its popularity was short-lived as Mickey Slim Cocktail was banned in the bars of many countries because of the use of DDT (dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane) which is an insecticide and is injurious for human health. Later on, the DDT was replaced with absinthe, a highly alcoholic distilled beverage. However, majority of consumers describe absinthe more or less same as the DDT. As both of the ingredients contain high ratio of alcoholic ingredients, it is better to keep it away from the access of kids or young drinkers.

Traditionally, Mickey Slim Cocktail is dished up in a simple old-fashioned cocktail glass along a fresh fruit wedge. This simple recipe makes just one cocktail but you can increase the amount of ingredients if you want to make more drinks. You just have to multiply the below mentioned quantities of the ingredients into the number of your guests.

Read the given below simple steps given below and make a Mickey Slim Cocktail that is less likely to cause any short or long-term negative side effects:

Preparation Time: 5 minutes
Serving Size: 01
Utensils: Cocktail Glass, slotted spoon


– (1 part) gin
– (1/2 part) absinthe
– Sugar cube
– Ice cold water
– Lemon or lime wedge for garnishing – optional


  • 1

    Select an old-fashioned cocktail glass and set it on your kitchen counter.

  • 2

    Pour part of gin into the glass.

  • 3

    Top the gin with 1/2 part of absinthe.

  • 4

    Place one large sugar cube on your slotted spoon.

  • 5

    Dispense ice cold water over the sugar cube on the slotted spoon slowly till it dissolves in the liquors.

  • 6

    Garnish your Mickey Slim Cocktail with a lime or lemon we and serve straight away. Enjoy!

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