mint julep

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noun

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.

Nearby words

  1. minstrelsy,
  2. mint,
  3. mint bush,
  4. mint condition, in,
  5. mint family,
  6. mint money,
  7. mint sauce,
  8. mintage,
  9. minted,
  10. minthe

Origin of mint julep

An Americanism dating back to 1800–10

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British Dictionary definitions for mint julep

mint julep

noun

mainly US a long drink consisting of bourbon whiskey, crushed ice, sugar, and sprigs of mint
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