We have an international supper clubb we started last year. It's our turn to host and Russia is the cuisine this time around. The host always is responsible for drinks. I'm not a huge vodka fan, but I realize a lot of people are, and that its use in a Russian-themed drink is probably inevitable. I even considered doing a blind vodka trading, but that's probably not a good idea for many reasons. So, what I'd like to serve is a modern craft cocktail with ingredients that reference Russia, but with something surprising--maybe the use of beet juice, or a Russian spirit other than vodka, or some other unexpected ingredient. Any ideas?