The Cocktail Of The Week is: Big Moustache
Fresh, Sweet and Sour.
At the beginning of the Cold War, the western countries decided to create the NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organisation) led by the USA, in order to defend Europe and North America from a Soviet invasion. Charles De Gaulle, WWII hero and President of France in 1958, considered the NATO to be dominated by the United States to an unacceptable degree and didn’t trust the USA. He thought that in case of a Soviet invasion, the USA would not come to the aid of its Allies in Western Europe. According to de Gaulle, France should never trust its defence and therefore its very existence to a foreign country and thus unreliable protector.
Therefore, France started its own Military Nuclear Program ‘The Force de frappe’, a triad of air, sea and land-based nuclear weapons intended for dissuasion, the French term for deterrence. De Gaulle had a clear vision: “Within ten years, we shall have the means to kill 80 million Russians. I truly believe that one does not light-heartedly attack people who are able to kill 80 million Russians, even if one can kill 800 million French, that is if there were 800 million French.” The 13th February 1960, France became the fourth nuclear power, after the US, the USSR, and the UK. In 1966, France quitted the NATO's military structure and asked all NATO forces to leave all French territories. This request provoked USA’s fury and US Secretary of State Dean Rusk, was later quoted as asking de Gaulle whether his order included "the bodies of American soldiers in France's cemeteries?" By 1971, France accomplished its mission and became a sea, air and land nuclear capable army, giving it its military independence towards the USA.
After being military independent, France worked in the 60’s to become economically and politically independent towards the USA by creating the European Union.
The cocktail of the week is as arrogant and insolent as French can be sometimes. Francois Voyer Cognac mixed with Green Chartreuse and Lemon.