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
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 Kentucky Derby might seem like the belle of the ball, with those glamorous hats and Derby pie feasts, mint juleps and outrageous rose garlands.
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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 century
JULEP Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of julep for English Language Learners
: a drink of bourbon, sugar, and mint served with crushed ice
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