Everyone is trying their best to cope with the coronavirus outbreak. Most of us are stuck indoors in the meantime. This can lead to a great deal of boredom, and some of us even find ourselves pining to go back to work. This sort of mentality was unthinkable even a few weeks ago and, for many of us, the quarantine has provided an excuse for day drinking.

Why should anyone have to wait for happy hour when no one actually has to go to work? Ina Garten (aka the Barefoot Contessa) has got the perfect cocktail to help you pass the time. When she finally perfected her classic cosmopolitan recipe, it was 9:30 AM in the morning. That did not stop her from sharing her results with all of her followers on Instagram.

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All you need to complete her recipe is a quality bottle of vodka, orange liqueur, some lime juice, and cranberry juice. The key to making it perfect? A good bottle of vodka – skip the cheapy stuff.

Do you have a giant martini glass, too? Of course, you do. No day drinking expedition is complete without the proper utensils. The Barefoot Contessa was not kidding when she said you will need a giant glass. You have to go big or go home for this one. Well, unless you’re already at home (which you definitely should be *ahem*). All jokes aside, we cannot wait to try out one of these bad boys.

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It’s always cocktail hour in a crisis! Recipe on barefootcontessa.com #staysafe

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9:30 AM may be early for some, but who couldn’t use an eye-opener to start their day right now? This is a little thing that we like to call taking lemons and making lemonade. If you would like to find out more about all of the awesome assistance that the Barefoot Contessa has to offer, take a moment to visit her Instagram page.