I was delighted when the creator of Lotus, a new local vodka brand, offered to give us a private tasting. With its sleek, stark bottle and karma-friendly name, this vodka is smooth with no harsh bite. However it wasn't the elegant, subtle finish or its metallic, chic bottle that got me excited. It was its secret weapon.
Lotus is not your regular vodka: It's packed with vitamins and ginseng that make it one of the first anti-hangover alcohols on the market. Unlike many of the charcoal-filtered, stinging vodkas out there, Lotus has a high amount of the necessary vitamins to prevent crippling hangovers. While I don't recommend that you rush out and pound an entire bottle with hopes of feeling fine in the morning, I do suggest a cocktail or two of this delightful vodka.
It's served at bars all over San Francisco, but if you don't live in the Bay Area, purchase a bottle online and mix yourself a martini at home.