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 Admittedly, the iconic Louisville racetrack uses Old Forester, not Jim Beam, in its juleps, but the amount of bourbon that may have been lost could be enough for three Kentucky Derby weekends at Churchill Downs. Lucas Aulbach, The Courier-Journal, "A eulogy for the 6 million bottles of bourbon that may be lost in the Jim Beam fire," 3 July 2019 Yes, a Woodford Reserve watermelon julep is a thing. Rachel Aretakis, The Courier-Journal, "Everything you need to know about Kentucky Derby 2018," 2 May 2018 Bourbon and horses are Kentucky's two most famous exports, so juleps and the Derby are a perfect combination. Jenna West, SI.com, "What Ingredients Are In A Mint Julep?," 2 May 2018 By bartender standards, a julep can be any cocktail that includes a sweetener and a herb. azcentral, "6 mint (and other) julep recipes for the Kentucky Derby," 4 May 2018 And, if at all possible, a clean, dry silver julep cup. Ann Maloney, NOLA.com, "A mint julep recipe for a slow, hot summer day from Chris McMillian," 30 May 2018 Woodford Reserve $1,000 Mint Julep Recipe Take one mint leave and rub it on the inside of the julep cup to express the essential oils. Lyndsey Matthews, Town & Country, "What Goes into Making Woodford Reserve's $1,000 Mint Julep for the Kentucky Derby," 3 May 2018 For 18 years, Derby attendees were served juleps with a premade mix using Early Times Kentucky Whiskey. Anna Thomas Bates, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Derby Day musts: a great hat and this peachy mint julep," 2 May 2018 Derby themed cocktails and beverages, build your own julep bar and music by King Kong (Thursday) and Curio Key Club (Friday). Gege Reed, The Courier-Journal, "You can still get tickets to these cheap (and some swanky) Kentucky Derby parties in 2018," 1 May 2018

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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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English Language Learners Definition of julep

: a drink of bourbon, sugar, and mint served with crushed ice

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