The Buckner Mint Julep Ceremony


The Assembly article continues with Dad's alternative--and simpler--means of preparing juleps en masse. It also contains a slanderous anecdote about a son who, upon finding that mint was wholly unavailable in his western Massachusetts college town during the first weekend in May, substituted creme de menthe for mint. Dad says the result was so foul that even college students wouldn't drink it. Actually, it was mint extract. The slander lies in the assertion that I even considered permitting my classmates to taste the abomination. It was--as he guessed--vile.

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