Ina Garten entertains the internet with gigantic quarantine cocktail video

"You never know who's going to stop by. Wait a minute, nobody's stopping by!"

Ina Garten pours herself a giant cocktail. Ina Garten/Instagram

In-person cocktail hours may be a no-go at the moment with social distancing in effect, but “Barefoot Contessa” host Ina Garten still found a hilarious way to keep her favorite tradition alive.

The Food Network personality posted a two-minute video on herself on Instagram making a massive batch of cosmopolitan, which she enjoyed out of a comically large martini glass.

“During a crisis, cocktail hour can be almost any hour,” Garten said in the video, which she posted at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday.

Garten started the video by pouring her ingredients — 2 cups of vodka, 1 cup of quantro (“or triple sec or any kind of orange liqueur”), 1 cup of cranberry juice, and 1/2 cup of freshly squeezed lime juice — into a giant pitcher.

“You need a big pitcher, because I like to make a lot of cosmos,” Garten said. “You never know who’s going to stop by. Wait a minute, nobody’s stopping by!”

Garten then pulled out a massive cocktail shaker to mix her ingredients with ice.

“You have to shake it for 30 seconds,” Garten said. “You have lots of time, it’s not a problem.”

Garten finished the instructional video by pouring her concoction into huge cocktail glass.

“Stay safe, have a very good time, and don’t forget the cocktails,” Garten said, before taking a sip.

Watch Garten’s entertaining video below.


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