Silver Plate Classic Mint Julep Cup Inspired by classic mint julep cocktail glasses, this silver plated vase looks amazing holding your favorite cocktail or flowers. Each shimmering design features intricate details including three-dimensional dots along the top and bottom. Brings glamour to your special event or home decor. Mixes beautifully with Blue and White Chinoiserie to add classic style to your home!
DIMENSIONS :4 1/2" H x 3 1/4" Dia
MATERIALS: Made from Lacquered Silver-plated Brass Hand Wash Only Will occasional polish as any silver plated item would
FACTS & HISTORY: Did you know a silver cup is still used now as it was back in the early 1800s because it is the silver that allows ice to form on the outside of the cup. The proper etiquette for drinking a mint julep is to hold the cup by either the band on the base or top lip so that your hand does not warm the cup.
The julep first got its start as a medicinal concoction used to settle the stomach. As a cocktail, it blossomed in the American South in the late 1700s, with a decidedly elite air, because not everyone had access to ice nor the silver or pewter cup in which the drink is served.