A drink to avoid on New Year's Eve courtesy of Wikipedia:
The Mickey Slim
The Mickey Slim was a drink with a short-lived popularity in the United States in the 1950s. It was made with gin to which was added a pinch of DDT (also known as dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane) at a time when DDT was still considered to be the safest insecticide ever invented. Users of this concoction claimed that its effects were similar to the banned substance absinthe. In retrospect, this drink is considered dangerous.