A History of Short Words

From the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

JULEP

Mon, 10 Jan '22
Minty drink at Churchill Downs
Tue, 28 Sep '21
Derby cocktail
Sat, 15 May '21
Southern refreshment
Tue, 27 Apr '21
Libation made from the beginnings of 17-, 23-, 49- and 59-Across