Why Ina Garten Is Vowing To Drink More Cosmos In 2022

For those so drained from the constant changes (or lack of changes, if you're still being very strict with social distancing) that the pandemic has brought on that you can't remember Ina Garten's hilarious 2020 Cosmo video on Instagram, it's time to revisit the viral moment. While Garten made a pitcher of Cosmos to share, she ultimately poured up far more than one serving in her comically oversized martini glass. And even though Garten may no longer be drinking her Cosmos in quarantine, the television star is planning on drinking more of the cocktails in 2022. But her vow to enjoy cocktail hour a little more this year wasn't shared in a fit of pandemic fatigue — instead, it was brought about by social media sparring with none other than Reese Witherspoon.

To understand why, you'll need to go back in time to November 2021, when Witherspoon shared a funny video on Instagram discussing what she was planning to make for her Thanksgiving meal. The award-winning actress described a gorgeous turkey roulade Garten makes that Witherspoon loves the idea of, but ultimately declared, "I'm never gonna make that." Instead, Witherspoon's family enjoyed a simpler take on the traditional meal.

How the Thanksgiving debate led to Ina Garten's 2022 cocktail vow

While Garten got a good humored laugh out of Witherspoon's Thanksgiving discourse, the celebrity chef did not hesitate to serve it back when the opportunity presented itself. In a video Witherspoon appears to have recorded herself and shared Instagram January 11, 2022, the star described how building good habits can change your life, listing out the things she plans to work on in the new year. These goals included drinking more water, spending at least 10 minutes outdoors each day, reading daily without getting distracted, and going to bed by 10 p.m.

Though Witherspoon's goals are admirable, Garten piped in with a far more relaxing and indulgent list of aims for her new year. In the comments Garten quipped, "To quote @reesewitherspoon – that sounds great but I'm probably not doing any of those things! LOL!! My formula is easier to follow: 1. Drink more large cosmos 2. Stay up late watching addictive streaming series, 3. Stay in bed in the morning playing Sudoku instead of reading a good book. 4. Spend more time (safely) with people you love." Garten explained her reasoning, "In a pandemic, I do what I can!" The comment was followed by a few hearts to show it was all in good humor.

Clearly the two celebrities have their own ideas of a healthy and balanced lifestyle, but their fans can't get over the hysterical banter between the two.