In Search of Good Food: Juleps aren’t all meant to have mint
The julep started out as a strictly medicinal beverage, according to David Wonderlich's authoritative, entertaining “Imbibe!: From
Absinthe Cocktail to Whiskey Smash, a Salute in Stories and Drinks to ‘Professor' Jerry Thomas, Pioneer of the American Bar”
(Perigee Trade, $23.95). For nearly 1,000 years it was an innocent remedy made by simmering water, sugar and flower petals —
maybe a bunch of violets — to create a simple, healing syrup.
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