If there’s anyone whose opinion we trust on how to stay sane while self-quarantining at home in the midst of a global pandemic, it’s that of Ina Garten. So when the Barefoot Contessa author says it’s time for a cocktail at the fresh hour of 6 a.m., we say, “Cheers!”
Ina has been sharing her fair share of recipes and at-home cooking tips while remaining self-quarantined at her Hamptons home. Over the past few weeks, she’s shared tutorials for how to make breakfast frittatas, ramen chicken noodle soup, and broccoli and bow-tie pasta. But today, Ina was in need of something a bit stronger. Our girl—like many of us currently—was in need of a cocktail.
The food connoisseur’s early morning thirst led to an impromptu mixology lesson, during which she taught her 2.2 million Instagram followers how to properly prepare a classic cosmopolitan.
“During these stressful times, it’s really important to keep traditions alive. My favorite tradition is the cocktail hour. I like to make a lot of cosmos since you never know who’s going to stop by,” the television host says in the clip. “Wait a minute, no one’s stopping by,” she quips.
It’s always cocktail hour in a crisis! Recipe on barefootcontessa.com #staysafe
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The filmed tutorial quickly inspired a slew of memes and tweets celebrating Ina’s unabashed need for a stiff libation. Although Ina has never shied away from enjoying a glass of wine during the more than 275 episodes of her classic cooking show, Barefoot Contessa, fans have never seen Ina in such an unapologetic, slightly frazzled, and restless manner. She may be going a bit stir crazy like the rest of us during this period of quarantine, but if anything, her restlessness is serving us the exact type of content we need to make it through.
the blessed and honorary Ina Garten posted a video at 9:30 in the morning on how to make a cosmo using a cocktail shaker the size of a small animal pic.twitter.com/a1zCzbisWp
oh to be ina garten making a ridiculously large cocktail for only herself pic.twitter.com/wbOVZp82Kz
ina garten and jeffrey are the only rich ppl we will not eat during the revolution
Ina Garten making a giant cosmopolitan on her Instagram is HIGH camp 🍸 pic.twitter.com/e4tVmH30un
Who was supposed to look after Ina Garten. pic.twitter.com/CJJyaPJylT
adam @plattypants: let’s bring back the soothing ritual of the cocktail hour ina garten: pic.twitter.com/2r6WJlfq4a
Choosing to live my life with the same energy as Ina Garten making a huge cocktail at 9:30 in the morning.
Ina Garten proudly instagramming her ongoing coronavirus tailspin is giving me the confidence to keep going pic.twitter.com/NwQUQA0g2v
ina garten with this absurdly large cosmo at 6am proves that quar is the great equalizer pic.twitter.com/jxD4P0gnpr
Ina Garten is showing us what REAL leadership looks like during these trying times pic.twitter.com/7RTjJuGMsK
Honey they shrunk Ina Garten pic.twitter.com/PDQjfO7Wt7
“It’s always cocktail hour in a crisis!” – Ina Garten. The hero we need but don’t deserve. pic.twitter.com/7wPEG9pOBF
Me after trying Ina Garten’s cocktail recipe pic.twitter.com/Yr3rWXGUlH
Ina Garten, Wednesday, 9:30am: “You never know who is gonna stop by! Wait a minute. Nobody’s stopping by.” pic.twitter.com/A71zZYu9TM
Thank you Ina Garten for teaching me this simple quarantine cocktail. pic.twitter.com/QMMv7Tdqc5
Ina Garten’s advice for quarantine that she posted at 6am this morning: “Cocktail hour can be any hour.”
Amen, Ina. Amen. https://t.co/DV4kgOF4d4
In these days of Miss Rona quarantining, Sandra Lee’s two shots just won’t cut it. President Ina Garten has issued new guidance… pic.twitter.com/v5hg7ayB3a