Iced coffee is a staple of Charleston summers. Too hot for a steaming cup of Joe, the summer swelter calls for a lighter, cooler caffeinated option.
Black Tap Coffee is not just a coffee shop but a roaster, too. They've got cold brew coffee on tap, but they also have a bracing coffee cocktail called a Black Julep that promises to get you through a hot summer afternoon. Take a shot of espresso, squeeze in some honey and then muddle it up with fresh mint in a shaker full of ice. Pour into a tall glass full of crushed ice and you have a perfect pick-me-up for a hot afternoon.
Black Julep is $3.80 at Black Tap Coffee, 70 Beaufain St. in downtown Charleston.
— Stephanie Barna