Where Did the Term “Mickey” For an Altered Alcoholic Drink Come From and What Does the Word Mean?

A mickey is an alcoholic drink that’s been altered to incapacitate the person who drinks it.

It’s become a very dangerous idea, especially for young women, but it started out innocently enough in a Chicago bar owned by a man named Mickey Finn.

Around the turn of the twentieth century, Finn discovered that he could get rid of an obnoxious customer by slipping a diarrheic into his drink.

where did the term mickey for an altered alcoholic drink come from and what does the word mean

Within minutes the troublesome drinker would have urgently left the bar.

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