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The Real Story Behind Ina Garten's Viral Cosmopolitan Recipe
By JUSTINA HUDDLESTON
Food enthusiasts most likely know Ina Garten from her show, "Barefoot Contessa," and her newer show, "Be My Guest with Ina Garten." However, in 2020, a funny video posted by Garten went viral, even among those who never saw her shows, where she served up a gigantic Cosmopolitan for one in a novelty-sized martini glass.
Mashed attended the New York Times Food Festival event "How Ina Garten Does It," where Garten shared the inspiration behind her giant Cosmopolitan recipe. "It was April 1st, right after the pandemic had started. I actually was thinking I would do an April Fool's thing, but I thought, ‘Nobody really feels like a joke right now.'"
"I thought, 'Oh, maybe I'll make a drink in that glass,' and it was literally like a whole bottle of vodka and half a bottle of cranberry juice. It was crazy. And I set up the camera all by myself in the kitchen." After a Hollywood producer friend told her to post the video, Garten said "I had no idea," before joking, "I think it's going to be in my obituary!"