alcoholic beverage of the S United States. Its basis is properly bourbon whiskey, which is combined with water, sugar, crushed ice, and mint leaves. Juleps are sometimes made with other liquors or flavorings.
When Southern society ladies used to get together for an afternoon visit -- and perhaps indulge in a glass of sherry or a mint julep or two -- it was likely that homemade cheese straws would have been proffered as well, either made by the hostess or her cook.
The breeze wouldn't get up and they couldn't go, and they were all hanging about, people sitting on their two-million-dollar yachts with their gin and tonics, mint juleps, and all the rest, waiting for action.
Roses, mint juleps, glamorous hats, "My Old Kentucky Home," Thoroughbred horses, imaginary betting and fine Southern cooking are a few of the details that can turn an ordinary party into a "run for the roses.
Big hats and summer party dresses replaced the usual sparkly attire, as more than 500 guests--a Going for the Gold record--trotted off to Dolphin Aviation to watch the Derby on big-screen TVs, sip mint juleps and dance the night away.