Definition of julep
1 : a drink consisting of a liquor (such as bourbon or brandy) and sugar poured over crushed ice and garnished with mint
2 : a drink consisting of sweet syrup, flavoring, and water
Recent Examples of julep from the Web
The South, which does not always think things through, entered The War believing its officer class could merely hurl mint juleps at the encroaching Yankees and glare insolently.
Now it’s hardly surprising that Sawant, a socialist, isn’t having GOPers over for mint juleps.
The drinks menu, too, draws on Israeli produce: An artichoke julep, for example, is made with sharp Cynar liqueur and pink grapefruit juice.
The upstairs bar will focus on crushes with rotating seasonal flavors such as watermelon in late summer, apple cider in the fall and mint julep in the spring.
On a recent afternoon, two of the flavors were mango and mint julep.
Another Kentucky Derby took place on the first Saturday in May amid mint juleps and shameless bonnets without consequence for anything beyond.
Fancy hats, mint juleps, seersucker suits, and thoroughbreds were the main attraction at the annual Amy's Angels Kentucky Derby Party, at the Farmington Polo Grounds.
Tip a mint julep to the sun rising in the east and always following through on the job at the end of the day in the west.
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Origin and Etymology of julep
Middle English, from Middle French, from Arabic julāb, from Persian gulāb, from gul rose + āb water
First Known Use: 14th centurySee Words from the same year
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Definition of julep for English Language Learners
: a drink of bourbon, sugar, and mint served with crushed ice
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