- 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
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Examples from the Web for mint julep
The mint-julep does not belong to the tulip family, although the latter has a strong affinity for it.The Foolish Almanak
Such is the effect of too copious draughts from that Hippocrene which alternately discharges cock-tail and mint-julep.
If there had been time, they would have laughed the thing off presently over a mint-julep.The Master of Warlock
George Cary Eggleston
Their dinners were eaten at long tables under the trees, with a tub of iced toddy or mint-julep in the shade near by.
If you come in, introduce yourself by asking for 'a good old Kentucky mint-julep,' Practically no one ever asks for those.Man of Many Minds
E. Everett Evans
- mainly US a long drink consisting of bourbon whiskey, crushed ice, sugar, and sprigs of mint