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mint julep

an alcoholic drink traditionally made with bourbon, sugar, and finely cracked ice and garnished with sprigs of mint, served in a tall, frosted glass: also made with other kinds of whiskey, brandy, and sometimes rum.
Origin of mint julep
An Americanism dating back to 1800-10 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Get me a brandy smash—a sherry cobbler—a gin rickey—rock and rye—a whisky sour—a mint julep!

    The Panchronicon Harold Steele Mackaye
  • For mint julep add one dozen sprigs of fresh mint to the lemon juice and sugar before adding the water.

  • I thought that orangeade might meet the case, but the waiter mentioned a mint julep.

    Over Here Hector MacQuarrie
  • He goes to Charleston races, but never backs a horse, scarcely, and one mint julep would make him see two crows.

    The Ghost Girl H. De Vere Stacpoole
  • This was about the same as sucking "mint julep" with a straw.

  • Dinner at home or abroad was served not later than three, and was preceded by at least one mint julep all around.

  • At dinner Beverly noticed his abstraction, and recommended a mint julep, which Emily went out immediately to prepare.

    The Ancient Law Ellen Glasgow
  • His great popularity in his own college was begun by his introduction of mint julep, which had given him his nickname.

    Kathleen Christopher Morley
British Dictionary definitions for mint julep

mint julep

(mainly US) a long drink consisting of bourbon whiskey, crushed ice, sugar, and sprigs of mint
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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