Watch this video to learn how to make a special type of julep. It's a more springy, more refreshing cocktail, perfect for the hot summer months. Matthew Coughlin will walk you through all the steps of creating a vanilla bean gin julep.
A traditional mint julep is made with bourbon but Matthew Coughlin from Aquitaine Boston offers his version made with gin and vanilla bean in this how2heroes video. He infuses simple syrup with a flavorful Madagascar vanilla bean, then after a quick muddling of mint leaves, he assembles a springtime cocktail served over shaved ice that's incredibly refreshing.