When the Berlin wall came down in 1989, Russian teens paraded down the streets to Duran Duran in their newly acquired, early 80s, fluro fashion-mistakes. Subsequently, The Moscow Mule - a staple of Russian nutrition for decades - became open to interpretation. Our personal favourite sees the zany addition of Pineapple and Tabasco sauce, mainly because that is all we had left in the fridge.
40 mL Vodka 2 dashes of Tabasco 4 mint leaves 20 ml lime juice StrangeLove Ginger Beer 20 mL pineapple syrup
Place tabasco, lime, vodka, ice and pineapple syrup into a cocktail shaker. Shake with the iron-fisted fury of a Communist oligarch until you hear the pineapple scream. Strain into a highball glass over ice cubes and garnish with mint, chilli flakes and a lime wedge. Reminisce about the glory days of state controlled education and playing soccer with an old soup can on the grounds of Reactor number 5.