The true origins of the mint julep, however, stretch back considerably further.
So when you take that first frosty sip of your mint julep in celebration of the Kentucky Derby, enjoy it.
Get me a brandy smash—a sherry cobbler—a gin rickey—rock and rye—a whisky sour—a mint julep!
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.
He goes to Charleston races, but never backs a horse, scarcely, and one mint julep would make him see two crows.
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.
His great popularity in his own college was begun by his introduction of mint julep, which had given him his nickname.