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.
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.