julep

noun
ju·​lep | \ ˈjü-ləp How to pronounce julep (audio) \

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

Examples of julep in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Famous throughout the South, and absolutely synonymous with the Kentucky Derby, the julep has passed the test of time for good reason. Elizabeth Karmel, Forbes, 20 May 2022 At The Macintosh, a classic American restaurant in the Town & Country shopping center off Camelback Road, customers can find a twist on a traditional julep. Tirion Morris, The Arizona Republic, 1 May 2022 The experience of bringing the julep up to your mouth to sip and greeting your nose with the fragrance of mint is part of the experience. Kirby Adams, The Courier-Journal, 7 Mar. 2022 Their list of brunch bevvies includes the standards and some creative additions, like the Champagne julep made with mint, strawberry, elderflower, cognac and bubbles; and the spumoni (rum, melon, grapefruit and tonic). Rebecca Treon, Chron, 2 May 2022 The julep is simply a category of refreshing cocktails that are made with crushed ice. Tirion Morris, The Arizona Republic, 1 May 2022 At Spanky's Hideaway's Kentucky Derby party in Mequon, guests who wear Derby hats will get a 148th Derby julep glass, according to the event's Facebook page. Hannah Kirby, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 27 Apr. 2022 The experience of bringing the julep up to your mouth to sip and greeting your nose with the fragrance of mint is part of the experience. Kirby Adams, The Courier-Journal, 7 Mar. 2022 The experience of bringing the julep up to your mouth to sip and greeting your nose with the fragrance of mint is part of the experience. Kirby Adams, The Courier-Journal, 7 Mar. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of julep

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 2

History and Etymology for julep

Middle English, from Middle French, from Arabic julāb, from Persian gulāb, from gul rose + āb water

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29 May 2022

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“Julep.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/julep. Accessed 3 Jul. 2022.

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