Hop Sing Laundromat, but this one had us dreaming of it nearly every morning, wishing it was on our desk instead of a plain old cup of coffee. The Boston Healer is made with coffee, so our desired swap wouldn’t have been too out of place - unless you consider bourbon a bit too strong for AM consumption.
It is perfect for evening sipping, however, and along with just-brewed java, the swizzle-style cocktail contains Johnny Drum Private Stock bourbon, Bärenjäger honey liqueur and Licor 43, a floral spirit from Spain. Cream is added as the goods are mixed together and then poured over crushed ice. A huge bouquet of mint is added to the top, so with each sip you get a variety of fresh and strong scents that somehow meld together into a pleasing combination. It’s tough not to finish the whole glass in one or two sips, like a grown-up Slurpee.
Like all the other drinks here - no matter how fancy the ingredients - the Boston Healer goes for $12, which is a modest increase of $2 over the opening drink price. You may have to wait at the gated entrance for a bit before you’re allowed inside (we ducked inside a nearby lobby to get out of the windy chill), but the variety and quality of the tipples make it worthwhile for any serious drinker.