September 26, 2020

Ina Garten’s giant cocktail is now the meme we need most

Ina Garten's giant cocktail is now the meme we need most

Ina Garten, the Barefoot Contessa herself, recently graced the world with an extremely hilarious cocktail recipe. And now the gift keeps on giving, as a photo of her drinking from her comically large martini glass has spun into a perfect meme for our troubled times.

Garten’s cosmopolitan recipe — which she dropped on Instagram at the crack of dawn on April 1 — quickly went viral and has been a source of both inspiration and laughs as we do our best to cope with social distancing, anxiety, and the pain that has spread across the planet.

The cosmo for one, which doesn’t call for many ingredients but does use an entire bottle of vodka, feels like the panacea for which we’re all clamoring; a fountain of light in dark times; a reminder that we’re not alone in this. …

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