Cheers! A Cocktail With Ina Garten

Just in time for the holidays, the Food Network favorite has penned her eighth cookbook.

Ina Garten

Ina Garten

Photo By Quentin Bacon

Just in time for the holidays, Food Network favorite Ina Garten has penned her eighth cookbook, entitled “Barefoot Contessa Foolproof: Recipes You Can Trust.” She will be doing a signing Tuesday night at Barnes & Noble Union Square at 33 East 17th St., at 7 p.m. In advance of that, Garten shared a recipe, a variation of a beloved cocktail from Dukes Bar in London.

Dukes Cosmopolitan
Makes four drinks

4 oz. freshly squeezed lemon juice (2 lemons)
4 oz. Cointreau liqueur
7 oz. cranberry-juice cocktail, such as Ocean Spray
7 oz. good vodka, such as Grey Goose
Dash of raw egg white (optional)

In a pitcher, stir together the lemon juice, Cointreau, cranberry-juice cocktail, vodka and egg white (if using). Fill a cocktail shaker half full with ice and pour enough of the drink mixture into the shaker to almost fill it. Shake the cocktail for a full 30 seconds (it’s longer than you think!) and strain into martini glasses. Serve ice cold.

Reprinted from the book “Barefoot Contessa Foolproof” copyright © 2012 by Ina Garten. Photograph copyright © 2012 by Quentin Bacon. Published by Clarkson Potter, a division of Random House Inc.