For those who love cooking shows, “Top Chef” is usually a top pick. Chefs battle to create brilliant dishes under a time crunch, with narration offered by witty host Padma Lakshmi.
During quarantine, Lakshmi has posted several cooking tutorials on her Instagram page, including dishes like chicken tagine, dosas, and sambar. But on Friday night, after finding out her daughter won’t be returning to school until September, Lakshmi instead turned to the bottle and posted a humorous Margarita tutorial.
Lakshmi started the video innocently, mixing and muddling fresh ingredients like lime, Persian cucumber, Indian chile, and mint.
The tone of the video soon turned comical. After shaking and serving, Lakshmi sipped her Marg, saying, “You don’t want to get too drunk, so drink responsibly.” As soon as the words left her mouth, Lakshmi made a quick U-turn and said “f*ck it,” before chugging straight from a bottle of Patrón Reposado — for a full ten seconds.
Included in the description of the post, Lakshmi wrote, “Please do not try this at home. For entertainment purposes only.” While it’s unlikely it was real tequila she was chugging (and if so, props to her), Lakshmi echoed the sentiments of many parents and adults confined to their homes: “Everyone could use a drink right now.”