And sometimes that means a gigantic vodka-based cocktail. “During these stressful times, it’s really important to keep traditions alive,” Garten begins the video, looking uncharacteristically, though charmingly, harried. “My favorite tradition is the cocktail hour. ” She proceeds to dump ingredients for cosmopolitans into a gigantic glass pitcher, announcing dubious measurements (“One cup of Cointreau! ” she says, upending at least half a bottle of alcohol into the pitcher).
And with that she pours the remainder of a large bottle of Grey Goose vodka into a pitcher. “During a crisis, you know, cocktail hour can be almost any hour. ” It’s 9 a. m. in San Francisco as I watch this. Welcome to quarent-Ina. “I always have to remind myself, I’m stuck in East Hampton with a husband that I’m crazy about,” Garten—otherwise known as the Barefoot Contessa—told The Atlantic this week, putting her quarantine into perspective.
She looks happy, and a little bit wild—a mirror image of us but in a much nicer kitchen. “You have to shake it for 30 seconds,” she says, pouring the drink into the shaker, and then grinning. “You have lots of time. It’s not a problem. ” She sips from her cocktail, which is icy, melon colored, and positively enormous. “Stay safe, have a very good time and don’t forget the cocktails,” she says.
Ina pours an entire bottle of Grey Goose into a pitcher: “That’s one cup! “You never know who's going to stop by,” Ina Garten, queen of home cooking, says in her latest Instagram instructional video. “Wait a minute,” she interrupts herself, looking a little wild. “Nobody’s stopping by!
Ina Garten making a quarantine cocktail the size of an infant at 9 AM is an entire mood. 🍸 https://t.co/ZPLKCXaKOI— Glamour (@glamourmag) April 2, 2020
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