julep julep  /ˈdʒu ləp/

Definition(s):

  • (n) bourbon and sugar and mint over crushed ice

Usage(s):

  1. Mark Kurlansky, author of 'The Food of a Younger Land', makes competing recipes for mint juleps from the 1930s.
  2. It's one of the best-selling books ever bound between covers, but that's not what makes Margaret Mitchell's magnificent mint julep of a novel great.
  3. But hold that mint julep, Rhett: the flag in question is done in red, black and green--the colors of African liberation.

News

  1. Joanna McQuillan Weeks: Mint juleps hit the spot on a nice summer day

    Several years ago, my husband and I attended a Derby Day party at the home of our friends Ted and Nancy, and I made the acquaintance of the traditional Kentucky cocktail for the occasion, the mint julep.
    on June 26, 2013     Source: The Standard-Times

  2. New Westport venue will focus on whiskey cocktails

    Head bartender at Manifesto is co-owner of the new Julep, set to open in March 2014.
    on June 24, 2013     Source: The Kansas City Star

Quotes

  1. "I think what's beautiful is that she's undergone this physical transformation, but I think she'll have a paintbrush in one hand and a mint julep in the other," Clarkson says. "At the core, she's still a Southern lady."
    on Jul 2, 2009 By: Patricia Clarkson Source: Washington Post

  2. "He has quite a collection of julep cups by now," says Nick. "We watch the premiere, and we go to the party afterwards, and George says 'Where's my cup?'"
    on Feb 22, 2008 By: Nick Clooney Source: Cincinnati Enquirer

  3. "I'm not a mint julep man," Hanks said near the Paddock Bar before the seventh race. "I like my bourbon straight."
    on May 5, 2007 By: Tom Hanks Source: Louisville Courier-Journal

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