mint julep


Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Join with fellow horse racing fans to watch the Kentucky Derby with $5 mint juleps and Miss B’s juleps. The San Diego Union-tribune Staff, San Diego Union-Tribune, 3 May 2023 Peach brandy makes a really nice mint julep, Plevan said. Maggie Menderski, The Courier-Journal, 10 Apr. 2023 Grab your hat and mint julep. Sarah Bahari, Dallas News, 3 May 2022 The traditional drink of the Derby is the mint julep, and over 120,000 are said to be consumed at the race each year. Lauren Hubbard, Town & Country, 9 Feb. 2022 Draluck must have anticipated the tension, serving next a mint julep, a nod to Cato Alexander, a formerly enslaved man who popularized the drink in New York City. Los Angeles Times, 7 Dec. 2021 Get ready to sip on a mint julep or some bourbon. Susan Selasky, Detroit Free Press, 6 May 2022 This year, Churchill Downs will again feature the Lily as the Kentucky Oaks official cocktail, serving it as an alternative to the famous Kentucky Derby drink: the mint julep. The Courier-Journal, 24 Jan. 2023 The underground speakeasy inside The Statler will whip up a contemporary take on the mint julep. Sarah Bahari, Dallas News, 3 May 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1809, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of mint julep was in 1809

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“Mint julep.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Jun. 2023.

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