Julep Cup

(n.): A silver or tin cup in which mint juleps are traditionally served. Kentucky silversmiths have been making these since the 18th century. Though it’s not necessary to make a julep, the metal cup has one major benefit: it holds frost and cools a cocktail better than its glass or plastic counterparts. Antique cups have become collectors’ items and can fetch upwards of $1,000 each at auctions.